Set in the ostensible location of Kristiania (Oslo), this is a compelling trip into the mind of a young writer driven by starvation to fluctuating extremes of euphoria and despair. The narrator is forever on the verge of madness and suicide.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Dreesie - LibraryThing
I read the Bly translation. My edition had an intro by Paul Auster. It took me forever to get through the intro, the book was much more interesting. But between the intro and the afterword (by Bly) I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - joyhclark - LibraryThing
A stark portrait of hunger and its effects on the psyche, this book follows an unnamed narrator as he experiences periods of near starvation in 1890s Oslo (then known as Christiana). An author by ... Read full review