Hunger by Knut Hamsun audiobook

Hunger: A Novel

By Knut Hamsun
Translated by George Egerton
Read by Kevin Foley

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200095681

  • ISBN: 9798200095674

  • ISBN: 9798200095698

Runtime: 6.64 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Knut Hamsun's Hunger, first published in 1890 and hailed as the literary beginning of the twentieth century, is a masterpiece of psychologically driven fiction. The story of a struggling artist living on the edge of starvation, the novel portrays the unnamed first-person narrator's descent into paranoia, despair, and madness as hunger overtakes him. As the protagonist loses his grip on reality, Hamsun brilliantly portrays the disturbing and irrational recesses of the human mind through increasingly disjointed and urgent prose. Loosely based on the author's own experiences prior to becoming a successful writer, Hunger announced the arrival of a new kind of novel and heavily influenced such later writers as Kafka and Camus. This edition is the translation by George Egerton.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

After reading Hunger, one can easily understand why Hamsun was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Hunger should appeal to any reader who is interested in a masterpiece by one of this century's great novelists. James Goldwasser, Detroit News

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Author

Author Bio: Knut Hamsun

Author Bio: Knut Hamsun

Knut Hamsun (1859–1952) was a Norwegian author whose best-known works include Hunger, Pan, Under the Autumn Star, and Growth of the Soil. His writing is characterized by deep investigation into the human mind and skepticism about the value of modern civilization, and his novel Hunger is often cited as the literary beginning of the twentieth century and a seminal work in the development of psychologically driven fiction. In 1920 Hamsun was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 6.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English