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ISBN-10: 055927517X

ISBN-13: 9780559275173

Edition: 2008

Authors: Knut Hamsun

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A true classic of modern literature that has been described as "one of the most disturbing novels in existence" ("Time Out"), Hunger is the story of a Norwegian artist who wanders the streets, struggling on the edge of starvation. As hunger overtakes him, he slides inexorably into paranoia and despair. The descent into madness is recounted by the unnamed narrator in increasingly urgent and disjointed prose, as he loses his grip on reality.
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List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bibliolife
Binding: Cloth Text 
Pages: 280
Language: English

Knut Pedersen Hamsun was born in Lom, Norway on August 4, 1860 and grew up in poverty on the Lofoten Islands. At the age of 17, Hamsun became an apprentice to a ropemaker and also began to dabble in writing. This eventually became his full-time career. The author of the books The Intellectual Life of Modern America, Hunger, and Pan, Hamsun is considered one of the most influential European novelists of the last 100 years. In 1920, Hamsun's novel, Growth of Soil, a book describing the attraction and honesty of working with the land, won the Nobel Prize for Literature. As a supporter of Hitler and the Nazi Occupation of Norway during World War II, Hamsun was charged with treason for his…