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Hunger by Knut Hamsun
Penguin Random House

Hunger by Knut Hamsun

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Trade paperback format.  Translated by Sverre Lyngstad.

A modernist masterpiece: the Nobel Prize winner’s first and most important novel

A Penguin Classic


First published in Norway in 1890, Hunger probes the depths of consciousness with frightening and gripping power.

Contemptuous of novels of his time and what he saw as their stereotypical plots and empty characters, Knut Hamsun embarked on “an attempt to describe the strange, peculiar life of the mind, the mysteries of the nerves in a starving body.”

Like the works of Dostoyevsky, it marks an extraordinary break with Western literary and humanistic traditions.