Additional Resources for Giants in the Earth by Ole Edvart Rølvaag

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American Prefaces, Vol 1, No.7, April, 1936, pp. 98-112.

An issue devoted to Rolvaag that includes a commemorative poem written by Paul Engle, an excerpt of Rolvaag's unfinished autobiography, and recollections by his daughter.

Joseph E. Baker, "Western Man Against Nature: 'Giants in the Earth' ," in College English Vol. 4, No 1, October, 1942, pp. 19-26.

Baker views Per Hansa as a typically rational, independent Western man concerned with achievement, contrasting him With a more Eastern, submissive, and romantic figure one would find in the work of Ralph    Waldo Emerson.

Charles Boewe, "Rolvaag's America. An Immigrant Novelist's Views," in Western Humanities Review, Vol 11, No 1, Winter, 1957, pp. 3-12.

Boewe discusses Rolvaag's focus on the Norwegian-American Immigrant experience and his philosophy of culture.

Lincoln Colcord, "Rolvaag the Fisherman Shook His Fist at Fate," in The American Magazine, Vol 105, No.3, March, 1928, pp. 36-7, 188-9, 192.

Conversations between Rolvaag and his translator, Colcord, about emigrating...

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