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Hunger by Knut Hamsun

Hunger is regarded as one of the major modernist novels, anticipating and influencing much fiction that was to follow, from Joyce to Kafka to Camus and Kelman. Set in Oslo, Hunger is a compelling journey into the mind of a young writer who is driven by starvation to constantly fluctuating extremes of euphoria and despair. It is a study of the psychological hinterlands - to the very edges of experience - where few writers have the courage to tread.

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Disturbing and difficult as this nightmarish novel is, it is a work of imaginative brilliance that resonates in our own day. * * Herald * *
An excellent new translation . . . this Hunger deserves to be the standard English version. Canongate did well to secure it. * * Times Literary Supplement * *
Hunger is the crux of Hamsun's claims to mastery. This is the classic novel of humiliation, even beyond Dostoevsky. * * Observer * *
Hunger is undoubtedly one of the most important novels of the modern age. At last it has found a translator capable of doing justice to its immense power and complexity: Lyngstad's deserves to become the standard English version. -- Duncan McClean

About Knut Hamsun


Knut Hamsun was born in Norway in 1859. Hunger was his first novel and was published to great acclaim in 1890. He went on to write thirty novels and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920, but his later work never matched the dazzling originality of his earlier novels. He died in 1953.

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GOR010040103
Hunger by Knut Hamsun
Knut Hamsun
Used - Like New
Paperback
Canongate Books Ltd
2006-08-31
272
1841958190
9781841958194
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.