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Hunger: A Novel

Author : Knut Hamsun


A true classic of modern literature that has been described as “one of the most disturbing novels in existence” (Time Out), Hunger is the story of a Norwegian artist who wanders the streets, struggling on the edge of starvation. As hunger overtakes him, he slides inexorably into paranoia and despair. The descent into madness is recounted by the unnamed narrator in increasingly urgent and disjointed prose, as he loses his grip on reality. Arising from Hamsun’s belief that literature ought to be about the mysterious workings of the human mind — an attempt, he wrote, to describe “the whisper of the blood and the pleading of the bone marrow” — Hunger is a landmark work that pointed the way toward a new kind of novel.

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Format : Paperback
Condition : Very Good
Edition : 1st
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date Published : 1967
ISBN : 0374505209
ISBN13 : 9780374505202

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