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The Resource Hunger, Knut Hamsun ; translated by Sverre Lyngstad ; introduction by Jo Nesbo ; afterword by Paul Auster

Hunger, Knut Hamsun ; translated by Sverre Lyngstad ; introduction by Jo Nesbo ; afterword by Paul Auster

Label
Hunger
Title
Hunger
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Knut Hamsun ; translated by Sverre Lyngstad ; introduction by Jo Nesbo ; afterword by Paul Auster
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
Nineteenth-century Kristiania is an unforgiving place, and work is thin on the ground. Roaming the streets of Norway's capital, a penniless young writer searches for inspiration whilst trying desperately to make ends meet. Driven to extraordinary lengths, sleeping under the stars with his stomach growling, the writer's behaviour becomes increasingly irrational and his world spirals into chaos. Hunger was Knut Hamsun's first novel and earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920. A disturbing and darkly humorous masterpiece of existential fiction, Hunger anticipated and influenced some of the twentieth century's most acclaimed writers including Camus, Kafka and Fante
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Summary
An outstanding example of psychologically driven modernist fiction, Knut Hamsun's Hunger portrays a struggling artist's descent into madness as his body and mind succumb to starvation
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Awards note
Winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, 1920.
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032198
Cataloging source
SALS
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1859-1952
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Hamsun, Knut
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Language note
Translated from the Norwegian
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910
Literary form
fiction
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  • 1960-
  • 1947-
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  • Lyngstad, Sverre
  • Nesbø, Jo
  • Auster, Paul
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True
Series statement
The canons
Series volume
3
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  • Authors, Norvegian
  • Authors, Norwegian
  • Hunger
  • Genius
  • Depression, Mental
  • Oslo (Norway)
Target audience
adult
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Label
Hunger, Knut Hamsun ; translated by Sverre Lyngstad ; introduction by Jo Nesbo ; afterword by Paul Auster
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Publication
Note
This translation first published in Great Britain: Canongate Books, 1996
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057082618
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 261 pages
Isbn
9781782117124
Lccn
2015463334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)938388088
Label
Hunger, Knut Hamsun ; translated by Sverre Lyngstad ; introduction by Jo Nesbo ; afterword by Paul Auster
Publication
Note
This translation first published in Great Britain: Canongate Books, 1996
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057082618
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 261 pages
Isbn
9781782117124
Lccn
2015463334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)938388088

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