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Hunger - Knut Hamsun, George Egerton, Monika Zagar
Hunger
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Set in Oslo, this title offers a 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.
Set in Oslo, this title offers a 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780760780879 (0760780870)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Mommy, am I cult?
Mommy, am I cult? rated it
2.0 Hunger
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...
Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it
4.0 Hunger
I picked this book up for a goodreads group read—and, honestly, only because it was on the 1001 books list. And I am so glad I did. Originally published in 1890 in Norway, it doesn't feel dated or culturally "different" (to boring American me). It feels like it could be happening now, to the man t...
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Julian Meynell's Books rated it
5.0 Hamsun's Hunger
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
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
3.0 Hunger, by Knut Hamsun - Review
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...
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