Hunger (Canons)

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$23.33 - $29.25
UPC:
9780857861795
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2011-08-01
Author:
Knut Hamsun
Language:
norwegian,english
Edition:
Main - Canons Imprint

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Product Overview

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.

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