Hunger (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 1, 1998 - Fiction - 240 pages
6 Reviews





First published in Norway in 1890, probes into the depths of consciousness with frightening and gripping power. Like the works of Dostoyevsky, it marks an extraordinary break with Western literary and humanistic traditions.

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User Review  - Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly - Goodreads

"But, great God, surely this is madness! And yet I kept on just as before...." I take this to be the story, not so much of the writer who is perpetually hungry, but of Hunger itself. His hunger, our ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

A Kafka theme told in a Dostoevsky voice. This novel reminds me again how thankful I am that I've never had to go to bed hungry once in my life. In the whole of human history, what small percentage of people are able to make that claim? Read full review

About the author (1998)

Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun (18581952) 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.


Sverre Lyngstad, the preeminent scholar of Norwegian literature, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun (18581952) 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.


Sverre Lyngstad, the preeminent scholar of Norwegian literature, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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