A struggling writer, stricken by poverty, is caught on a psychological roller-coaster ride of terrifying intensity. According to the Observer this is the classic novel of humiliation, even beyond Dostoevsky.
Hunger is the 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 - the very edges of experience - where few writers have courage to tread.
'Disturbing and difficult as this nightmarish novel is, it is a work of imaginative brilliance that resonates in our own day.' - Herald
Publication date: 04/08/2011
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
|Publication date:||4th August 2011|
|Publisher:||Canongate Books Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
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.More About Knut Hamsun