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Knut Hamsun

Hunger

This existential novel by Norwegian author, Knut Hamsun, is often compared to works by Dostoevsky or Émile Zola, two of his main influences. Hunger has been called the “literary opening of the 20th century” and is a psychological narrative of a man whose interior is in a state of decay. Knut Hamsun won the Nobel Prixe for litereature and Hunger is one of his finest novels.
222 printed pages

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  • Adrian Svanberg Peersenshared an impression6 months ago

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  • b7474397659shared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Genius. A true beatnik, before term was coined.

  • Liamshared an impression4 years ago
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    Beautiful.

Quotes

  • b5825192143has quoted2 years ago
    The cakes disappeared one by one; they seemed to go no way; no matter how I ate I was still greedily hungry.
  • b5825192143has quoted2 years ago
    I grew sick with pain and shame. I whispered "Ylajali" a few times, with hoarse voice, and flung back my head.
  • b5825192143has quoted2 years ago
    No, no, no; there would never be an end to my degradation!

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