KNUD DEN STORE – KNUD THE GREAT
By Hanne-Vibeke Holst
HANNE-VIBEKE HOLST is back with a novel about her father, the poet Knud Holst. It is a story about literature and poems, and it is about wanting something more, more than what the deeply religious peasant’s home, far out on the countryside can offer.
A CHILLINGLY COLD April day in 1936 Knud Holst was born in Vendsyssel. His parents were, poor, hardworking folks and Knud knows early that he wants to be a poet and famous, he wants to earn money – and he succeeds. He becomes one of the 1960’s most known authors, and he gets his great love, the lively and fun police chief’s daughter Bu. They move to Løkken, a small village by the sea, and they have three daughters. But the demons of the past can overshadow the greatest of happiness. When Knud has conquered all that he dreamt of, he has to fight to not lose himself and put everything on the line.
KNUD THE GREAT, is Hanne-Vibeke Holsts moving tale about her own father, the author Knud Holst. A strong story about half a century and a whole life.
ABOUT THE BOOK
First published by Gyldendal, Denmark 2014
A vibrantly generous portrait. Hanne-Vibeke Holst’s finest literary achievement to date.
– Jyllands-Posten, 5 stars, Denmark
Big, strong, and moving. Hanne-Vibeke Holst has never been better.
– Berlingske, 5 stars, Denmark
A painful story.
– Politiken, Denmark