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 - eadieburke - LibraryThing
This book reminded me of Crime and Punishment. It is an easy read but hard to put down. It is a stream of consciousness narrative without much of a plot and an early example of post-modernism. While ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
A chilling novel. A stark, uncompromising look at the horrors of literary life in Oslo at the turn to the twentieth century Oslo. To be read by anyone contemplating a life in literary pursuits. It will deter some. Read full review