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Hamsun's techniques that propel the story along are simple, straightforward and very layered and interesting.
Hunger is a painful novel in that you find yourself hoping for the best and finding that while your protagonist does as well he endlessly tortures himself.
I picked up Hunger because I am a fan of Charles Bukowski's writing, and he mentions several times in his works that Knut Hamsun is his favorite author.
In Knut Hamsun's Hunger, the narrator and protagonist roams the streets of Kristiania (Oslo) and searches for food and later lodging. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Leonard Seet
I saw the film based on this novel years ago and always wanted to read the book. Now that I have, I can only say I wish I had done so sooner. Excellent translation by Bly, too.Published 11 months ago by psdlund
Hunger is an extremely compelling novel, and powerful psychological portrait. Our unnamed protagonist is a freelance writer living in Oslo (Christiana). Read morePublished 13 months ago by M. C. Buell
It's been around for over a 100 years and is rated highly by critics so why did it take me so long to read it??? No own showed me the way, but I found it anyway............. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Martin Doy
I have read it a few years ago in Sydney, Australia, in an attic myself. I actually described it in one of my books, LUCKY DRAGON & WISE SNAKE, and this is not a self-promoting,... Read morePublished 20 months ago by F.J. Nanic, Author of STREET WALTZING
First you have to get past the fascist politics of the author who said and did some really creepy things... Read morePublished 23 months ago by TNB
The plot of Hunger isn't substantial enough to stand alone. The main character in Hunger is supposed to keep you glued to the novel. Read morePublished on July 27, 2011 by ska.sonja
Big thing I need to shove out of the way: Hamsun's politics were crap, but his book's pretty good. That was a big part of Singer's shtick. Read morePublished on July 14, 2011 by Mark M. Hladky
Hamsun is one of my favorite writers and this book is a masterpiece. It is a story that conveys strong emotions. Read morePublished on January 31, 2011 by almost.godess