Meeting at the Milestone by Sigurd Hoel

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In this moving and profound novel, Sigurd Hoel explores belief and traitorism through the major character's memories of the underground during World War II in Norway. At the dark center of this work are questions of why certain individuals turn against their own country, their own values, and their own "selves" so to speak. But in this weaving of fact and fiction, the faithful and the traitors are not necessarily easily distinguishable. A wonderful tale of adventure and a country's fate by the author of The Road to the World's End (Sun & Moon Press) and The Troll Circle.

Sigurd Hoel was for years an editor of the great Norwegian publishing house Gyldendal. He died in 1960.
 

About Sigurd Hoel

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Lungstad is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at New Jersey Institure of Technology.
 
Published June 15, 2001 by Green Integer. 400 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A new translation of a little-known 1947 novel by the famed Norwegian editor, translator, and critic (1890–1960) whose own fiction in English includes The Troll Circle (1992) and The Road to the World’s End (1995).

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Hoel (1890–1960), one of Norway's most influential writers during the first half of the last century, offers a rare portrait of the WWII Norwegian Resistance movement in this new translation of his 1947 novel exploring national identity and the morality of treason.

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