Hunger by Knut Hamsun is a strange, semi-delirious, gorgeous narrative of a young man who wanders the Norwegian urban milieu and spends most of his time starving and contemplating eccentric ways of obtaining food for a few coins.
The occasional income he gets from his writing is barely adequate to keep him alive, and between the bouts of hunger he hallucinates and imagines -- and sometimes engages in -- sensuality in all its forms. Food and sex and vivid creative daydreams, in combination with a peculiar personal pride, keep him on the fringes, apart from others. And yet, his need for nourishment in every sense, physical and emotional, is overwhelming.
Even though it was completed in 1890, Hunger is considered a psychological masterpiece of the early 20th century.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Mar 22, 2007
Publisher Norilana Books
ISBN 1934169668 ISBN13 9781934169667
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More About Knut Hamsun
Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun (1858-1952) worked as a laborer in both Scandinavia and America before establishing himself as a successful playwright and novelist. Sverre Lyngstad, the preeminent scholar of Norwegian literature, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.