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George Egerton
Birth date: December 14, 1859
Died: August 12, 1945
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Mommy, am I cult?
Mommy, am I cult? rated it 2 years ago
DNFed at 50%.If only I didn't know what happened at the ending... until then it's a story of an impoverished man, a classic struggling artist, wandering in the streets with hunger. Felt very Tropic of Cancer at first, but unlike Miller, the protagonist blames God for all his misery. It is less obsce...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 3 years ago
I was not sure that I would like this work. In part because I know that Hamsun, became a fascist later in his life, and that made me think that we would be temperamentally a poor match. Also, I just read Ibsen for the first time and was disappointed, so I quite unfairly was wary of Hamsun. In fact...
Your Asthma
Your Asthma rated it 4 years ago
Nearly became a bit of a method reader with this one. Not sure why but I fasted for a day and even contemplated sleeping on the cold hard floor - certainly allowed me to immerse a little deeper into the thoughts and feelings of the unnamed protagonist. The book reminded me a bit of Solzhenitsyn's On...
wjmcomposer
wjmcomposer rated it 4 years ago
The frenetic story of a young man down on his luck, starving, near homeless, freezing, manic. This is Raskolnikov minus malice, by all accounts a vital stepping stone in the development of modern literature. I just didn't love it.Now if I had read this around the same age I was when I read Crime and...
Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction
Hunger is, in my opinion, the most important work of "psychological realism" of all times. When I first read it, I fell in love with Hamsun's style, but it was the second and the third reading that pushed me over the edge, slipping into the realm of mind, walking the streets with Hamsun, shivering i...
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