By (author) Hamsun, Knut; Translated by Lyngstad, Sverre; Introduction by Nesbo, Jo; Afterword by Auster, Paul
Brand new edition of Knut Hamsun's most famous work, with an introduction by Paul Auster. Hunger is regarded as one of the major modernist novels, anticipating and influencing much fiction that was to follow, from Joyce to Kafka to Camus and Kelman. Set in Oslo, Hunger is a compelling journey into the mind of a young writer who is driven by starvation to constantly fluctuating extremes of euphoria and despair. It is a study of the psychological hinterlands - to the very edges of experience - where few writers have the courage to tread.