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Hunger (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

Hunger (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Author: Knut Hamsun
ISBN 13: 9780141180649
ISBN 10: 141180641
Edition: Open market ed
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1998-02-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $16.00

The story of a starving writer in Norway, Hunger is a pivotal masterpiece of European modernism. The protagonist is anonymous and the plot is meager. What holds the text together is the focus on the protagonist's emotions. These emotions are reveled to the reader by the minute descriptions of the inner landscape of the mind, interspersed with the unnamed writer's random encounters with strangers and acquaintances in the streets, or short meetings with various editors.