by Knut Hamsun

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LoveReading View on Hunger

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.

Sarah Broadhurst

Hunger Synopsis

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.

Hunger Press Reviews

'Disturbing and difficult as this nightmarish novel is, it is a work of imaginative brilliance that resonates in our own day.' - Herald

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ISBN: 9780857861795
Publication date: 04/08/2011
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780857861795
Publication date: 4th August 2011
Author: Knut Hamsun
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,

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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