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Hunger By Knut Hamsun George Egerton Hunger One of the most important and controversial writers of the th century Knut Hamsun made literary history with the publication in of this powerful autobiographical novel recounting the abject p

  • Title: Hunger
  • Author: Knut Hamsun George Egerton
  • ISBN: 9780486431680
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hunger By Knut Hamsun George Egerton One of the most important and controversial writers of the 20th century, Knut Hamsun made literary history with the publication in 1890 of this powerful, autobiographical novel recounting the abject poverty, hunger and despair of a young writer struggling to achieve self discovery and its ultimate artistic expression The book brilliantly probes the psychodynamics of alienOne of the most important and controversial writers of the 20th century, Knut Hamsun made literary history with the publication in 1890 of this powerful, autobiographical novel recounting the abject poverty, hunger and despair of a young writer struggling to achieve self discovery and its ultimate artistic expression The book brilliantly probes the psychodynamics of alienation and obsession, painting an unforgettable portrait of a man driven by forces beyond his control to the edge of self destruction Hamsun influenced many of the major 20th century writers who followed him, including Kafka, Joyce and Henry Miller Required reading in world literature courses, the highly influential, landmark novel will also find a wide audience among lovers of books that probe the unexplored crannies in the human soul George Egerton.
    Hunger By Knut Hamsun George Egerton

    Hunger Definition of Hunger by Merriam Webster Hunger definition is a craving or urgent need for food or a specific nutrient How to use hunger in a sentence Synonym Discussion of hunger. Hunger Hunger Definition of Hunger at Dictionary noun a compelling need or desire for food the painful sensation or state of weakness caused by the need of food to collapse from hunger a shortage of food famine. Hunger definition of hunger by The Free Dictionary noun appetite, emptiness, voracity, the munchies slang , hungriness, ravenousness Hunger is the body s sign that blood sugar is too low starvation, famine, malnutrition, undernourishment Three hundred people are dying of hunger every day. Hunger Oct , Hunger follows life in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland with an interpretation of the highly emotive events surrounding the IRA Hunger Strike, led by Bobby Sands With an epic eye for detail, the film provides a timely exploration of what happens when body and mind are pushed to What is Hunger Bread for the World Nov , It is commonly known that the cause of hunger in the world is not a shortage of food but rather access to food Some people are hungry because food is in short supply in their area and for a specific reason It may be because they can t afford to buy enough food It may be both.

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    1. s.p on said:

      I often catch myself staring, rather lovingly in fact, at my bookshelves Each shelf is swelling nearly to the point of overflowing with books, each authors collection seemingly positioned at random yet, somehow, the location of each work holds some secret form of order that is beyond even me I ll caress each spine with my eyes, occasionally running a finger down it to feel a spark of retrospection and for a moment recall the times when I held a particular book during the course of absorbing it I [...]

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    3. Stephen on said:

      Discombobulated frenzied distracted rambling and oh so BRILLIANT.Knut Hamsun s fevered, stream of consciousness classic is something special Unwaveringly in the now, this novel s every word felt as if it had fallen from the narrator s mind, unfiltered, unrestrained, and unreflected upon Wow, was this something The unnamed narrator, with his exaggerated and unjustified notions of his own superiority reminded me a lot of Raskolnikov from Crime and Punishment, while the disjointed style and unrelia [...]

    4. Dolors on said:

      What is it that differentiates dignity from stubbornness Moral rectitude from pride Attitude Intention Motivation.Knut Hamsun s autobiographical novella explores the tenuous line that separates the iron will from the almost obsession of an aspiring writer who refuses to give way to the silent pressure of a dehumanized society that insists on nullifying his efforts to earn his living through his writing.The protagonist is a nameless narrator who seldom raises sympathy from an estranged reader bec [...]

    5. Kalliope on said:

      I did not feel anything while reading this novel.Well, this is not strictly true What I mean is that I felt no pity, no compassion, no sorrow, no empathy, while following the struggles, the penuries, the poverty, the deprivation, the hunger, of the nameless protagonist My feelings were not of the humanitarian type, but of the literary.I was astonished at the literary proposal Hamsun had written in what was still the nineteenth century The fl neur existence of the narrator made me think of Baudel [...]

    6. Seemita on said:

      A review of this book from my pen is akin to injustice After all, what do I know of hunger Something that loses its meaning with a hop to the kitchen A need that vanishes with the stair climbing to the canteen A routine that knocks every four hours, only to be dispatched back to its den with a pouring of necessary and unnecessary stuff A fuel that is available at an arm s length A six lettered word that assumes greater importance in symbolic garb than its bare attire I have been fortunate This b [...]

    7. Lynne King on said:

      Last night the fog finally left me as effortlessly as it had arrived seven months ago My mourning period was now officially over, although the good memories would be firmly entrenched forever in my mind, as well as the sad ones I shed my widow s weeds Also the tears surprisingly enough poured for the first time in ages I certainly do not have a weak character I had been in the doldrums and was not progressing, nor turning the page Knut showed me via Hunger Norwegian Sult that one has to continue [...]

    8. Rakhi Dalal on said:

      This powerful work of writing by Knut Hamsun, clearly lets you think what the state of hunger can do to a human being Yes, by hunger , the author does really refer to the state of starvation in the absence of food This idea of hunger , which looks like just another figure when it makes its appearance in one s view in the form of some statistics, something which the well to do people cannot even imagine about, is the essential sketch of this extremely thought provoking work by Hamsun.Telling us a [...]

    9. Manny on said:

      Started reading the original Norwegian edition today I m fluent in Swedish but don t really know Norwegian, though I have read maybe half a dozen Norwegian books Comparing with English, it s rather like reading something in broad Scots dialect that s been written down phonetically Iain Banks fans will be able to relate.So far, it s pretty good, but I m only 15 pages into it I come down the main staircase of the hotel At reception, Zenit, the lovely Indian Swedish girl, is on duty again I pause a [...]

    10. Mariel on said:

      I have a confession to make Well, it s not really a confession if I ve alluded to it in the past I m cheap I spend freely, I mean, and it doesn t take much convincing for me to go ahead and make some purchase especially if it s a book when I really shouldn t Don t ever take me shopping in hopes that I ll convince you not to make that purchase, either So I downloaded the free kindle version of this I have too many books and I do that shit anyway I think there s something wrong with the kindle ver [...]

    11. Rowena on said:

      Very reminiscent of a couple of books I have already read, including Orwell s Down and Out in Paris and London Very dire account of a starving writer trying to find work and food at the same time Especially interesting to me was the fact that the protagonist still valued maintaining his dignity over everything else His interior dialogue was definitely reminiscent of Job speaking to God in the Old Testament I liked the archaic style the book was written in Case in point was the word zounds which [...]

    12. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      813 Sult Hunger, Knut HamsunHunger Norwegian Sult is a novel by the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun published in 1890 Parts of it had been published anonymously in the Danish magazine Ny Jord in 1888 The novel has been hailed as the literary opening of the 20th century and an outstanding example of modern, psychology driven literature Hunger portrays the irrationality of the human mind in an intriguing and sometimes humorous manner 2010 1883 1890 1920 1952 93

    13. M. on said:

      A l k iflah m kesiyordu lmeyi, yok olmay zledim, duyguland m, a lad m s.52 A l derinden hissettiren, a ken okunmamas n tavsiye etti im ger ekten etkileyici bir kitap Karakterimizin yaln zca fizyolojik olarak a l k hissini de il, ayn zamanda ya ad ruhsal gelgitleri de son derece ba ar l tasvir etmi Hamsun Zaten Hamsun un en etkileyici ve ba ar l eseri olarak kabul edilen kitab n karanl kla bo u ma sahnesi kesinlikle efsane nitelikte Fakat uyuyamad m Bir zaman yatt m yerden karanl kavrayamad m, u [...]

    14. Mary on said:

      He sure would like a meal, yes, but so, why won t anybody listen What the hell is wrong with everyone None of them are truly getting it They don t understand the urgency Look at them in their warm clothes and their comfortable houses Why do their eyes laugh at him Is there nothing left but mockery I wonder how he came to be in such circumstances What led to this downward spiral Even if I could ask him, could he even explain it None of us can pinpoint the moment when it all started going south f [...]

    15. Rod on said:

      I m pretty lucky, I guess I ve been middle class all my life, never had to worry about where my next meal was coming from or if there would be a next meal I ve never known starvation, despite saying stuff like I m starving when it s a half hour past lunchtime and I haven t eaten yet So why do I identify with the undernourished protagonist of Hunger so strongly Perhaps it s because I m an introvert like the protagonist, I sometimes have internal conversations with myself in the third person, or r [...]

    16. Hend on said:

      I can now eat without feeling guilty any What is really fascinating in this novel is how the protagonist try to maintain his dignity until the last breath,Although at some times his disparate need to eat make him lose dignity,gradually and cursing his fate and looking down at himself and feeling inferior because of the fact he is poor and that he can do nothing to change it It explores the depths of the human soul against the bitterness of hungerwhich could push someone to the borders of madness [...]

    17. Teresa Proença on said:

      Este livro Fabuloso Opressivo Mordaz Empolgante DispersosO car cter de cada ser humano algo intr nseco e inviol vel mesmo no limite da mis ria seremos sempre n s pr prios bons ou maus bons e maus N o sei se isto uma verdade absoluta, mas esta leitura faz me pensar que sim.A Personagem, mesmo quando est a sofrer um inferno f sico e mental pela falta de alimento, nunca esquece os seus princ pios Se, em desespero, age contra a sua consci ncia, imediatamente, al m de se castigar, tenta corrigir o er [...]

    18. Edward on said:

      IntroductionSuggestions for Further ReadingTranslator s Note HungerExplanatory NotesTextual Notes

    19. Paul Bryant on said:

      Ladies and Gentlemen, tonight s contest is a tag team wrestling match between, in the blue corner, reigning champions The Backstabbing Haystacks, and in the red corner the fearsome Intestines R Us ladeeeeeeeez and gentlemen let me introduce you to the members of the teams, in the Backstabbing Haystacks we have from Norway the unnamed protagonist of Knut Hamsen s much praised novel of terminal anomie Hunger, so I give you Mr Anonymous Hunger applause, hoots, burgers thrown into the ring and his t [...]

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