Magnuson, Elmer T.

Dr. Magnuson is Humanities librarian (ret.) from Portland State University. He holds advanced degrees in Germanic languages and literatures and in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He held postgraduate fellowships at Marburg University, Germany, and at the University of California-Santa Barbara. His special interests are in the history of European civilization and Scandinavian ethology and cultural heritage studies.

1876 Bayreuth: Chronicle of the First Performance of Richard Wagner's Buhnenfestspiel Der Ring des Nibelungen by K.H. Kalb
2021 1-4955-0856-0
Dr. Magnuson translates this slim volume by K.H. Kalb, which was initially commissioned to be given to visitors as a memento of an exhibition of historical items from the Bayreuth Festival of 1876, organized by and held on the premises of a local financial institution in observance of the centennial Bayreuth Festival in 1976.

Price: $119.95

The Nobel Novelist Knut Hamsun During the Nazi Occupation of Norway: The Final Chapter That Was Omitted from Marie Hamsun’s Autobiography of Their Life Together
2011 0-7734-3944-7
This is Marie Hamsun's personal narrative from the years 1940-1952, i.e. from the invasion and occupation of Norway until the death of Knut Hamsun. She illuminates personal, psychological, and political facets of Knut Hamsun's character and traces the roots of his deep-seated Germanophilia and Anglophobia, respectively. Her insights are based on her forty-three-year marriage to the controversial Nobel Prize winning Norwegian writer and World War II Nazi collaborator. This edition is the first authorized English edition of Marie Hamsun's memoir, a work, which is indispensable to the understanding the life and works of Knut Hamsun.

Price: $159.95