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One of the first modernist novels First published in Norway in 1890, Hunger probes into the depths of consciousness with frightening and gripping power. Like the works of Dostoyevsky, it marks an extraordinary break with Western literary and humanistic traditions. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Open market ed
  • 0141180641
  • 9780141180649
  • 52,748

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"Knut Hamsun's writing is magical, his sentences are glowing, he could write about anything and make it alive." --Karl Ove Knausgaard, The New York Times Book Review
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About Knut Hamsun

Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun (1858-1952) worked as a laborer in both Scandinavia and America before establishing himself as a successful playwright and novelist. Sverre Lyngstad, the preeminent scholar of Norwegian literature, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
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28,657 ratings
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3 17% (4,928)
2 5% (1,304)
1 1% (380)
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