Hunger - Canons (Paperback)
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Hunger - Canons (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 18/08/2011
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Lying awake in his attic room, a young aspiring writer prepares himself for the day ahead. He dresses and then descends into the unforgiving streets of Kristiana - one of many journeys he will come to make through this strange city, looking for inspiration and sustenance. As the narrator's behaviour becomes increasingly irrational and absurd, the reader is drawn deeper into his intense world. Written in 1980, Hunger is Hamsun's first novel, a disturbing and darkly humorous masterpiece of existential fiction that anticipated and influenced much twentieth-century fiction, including the work of Camus, Kafka and Fante. In 1920, Hamsun won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780857861795
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
Edition: Main - Canons Imprint


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Hunger is the crux of Hamsun's claims to mastery. This is the classic novel of humiliation, even beyond Dostoevsky * * Observer * *
One of the most disturbing novels in existence * * Time Out * *
An excellent new translation . . . this Hunger deserves to be the standard English version * * Times Literary Supplement * *
Hamsun has the qualities that belong to the very great, a complete omniscience on human nature -- Rebecca West
Disturbing and difficult as this nightmarish novel is, it is a work of imaginative brilliance that resonates in our own day * * Herald * *
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

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“Disturbing...”

HUNGER is claimed by modernists and existentialists alike as a precursor of their own later schools, and is undisputedly a major piece of literature.

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