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Hunger
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
Space and Time are pleased to bring you Knut Hamsuns Hunger. This classic is presented as a wonderfully presented edition with a fully interactive table of contents.Hunger 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.Written after Hamsun's return from an ill-fated tour of America, Hunger is loosely based on the author's own impoverished life before his breakthrough in 1890. Set in late 19th century Kristiania, the novel recounts the adventures of a starving young man whose sense of reality is giving way to a delusionary existence on the darker side of a modern metropolis. While he vainly tries to maintain an outer shell of respectability, his mental and physical decay are recounted in detail. His ordeal, enhanced by his inability or unwillingness to pursue a professional career, which he deems unfit for someone of his abilities, is pictured in a series of encounters which Hamsun himself described as 'a series of analyses.' In many ways, the protagonist of the novel displays traits reminiscent of Raskolnikov, whose creator, Fyodor Dostoevsky, was one of Hamsun's main influences. The influence of naturalist authors such as mile Zola is apparent in the novel, as is his rejection of the realist tradition.Hunger encompasses two of Hamsun's literary and ideological leitmotifs: His insistence that the intricacies of the human mind ought to be the main object of modern literature: Hamsun's own literary program, to describe 'the whisper of the blood and the pleading of the bone marrow', is thoroughly manifest in Hunger. His depreciation of modern, urban civilization: In the famous opening lines of the novel, he ambivalently describes Kristiania as 'this wondrous city that no one leaves before it has made its marks upon him.'
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Daisey
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t enjoy this #audiobook. A down on his luck writer sees things go from bad to worse as he runs out of money, slowly sells off his possessions, and becomes increasingly mentally unstable as hunger rules his thoughts. Yet, throughout the story, people do try to help him and he makes incredibly bad decisions. I wanted to feel sympathy, but I just didn‘t. I don‘t quite know what to make of the ending either.

#ReadingEurope2020 #Norway

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Siri_reads
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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Pickpick

I recommend this craphic novel based on Knut Hamsun's novel Hunger - Sult. The drawings are beautiful and based on historic sites and buildings in Kristiania (Oslo) in the late 1800s. I think Ernsten's drawings bring out the emotions that Knut Hamsun wanted to convey. It makes this classic more easily accessible to a wider audience. #graphicnovel #norwegian #norway

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Siri_reads
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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Beautiful black and white drawings in Martin Ernsten craphic novel based on Knut Hamsun's Hunger - Sult.

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Siri_reads
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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Next up! A graphic novel based on Knut Hamsun‘s novel Hunger- Sult. Celebrating the 130 year anniversary of the novel 🎉 Love the cover: Can you see the 🐜 crawling into his brain eating it? Very creepy 😱#norwegian #norway #graphicnovel

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SauerPatch
Fame | Knut Hamsun
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@BookishMarginalia Did you know your profile/post is the one featured in one of the screenshots when you go to download Litsy from the App Store?! At least for iPhone! 😃

BookishMarginalia 🥰🥰🥰 6mo
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Kristelh
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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#BackpackEurope #READING1001, #1001, #Norway. Well, I‘ve been wandering around Christiana or Oslo, not eating much and not getting much of anything accomplished but I finally decided I needed to move on. So read this book by Knut Hamsun, #Librovox recording wasn‘t bad.

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Billypar
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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The writer in Hamsun's 1890 novel is #weak with hunger as he wanders the streets trying to ward off madness long enough to find food so he can write newspaper articles and scrap together a living, his end goal being to write as an artist. Although he isn't homeless, he spends so much time hungry and on the streets that it made me picture what the day to day experience of being homeless must be like in some ways. #HeatofJuly @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

BarbaraBB Another one I still want to read! 1y
Cinfhen Sounds intense 1y
GatheringBooks this is on my to-read list. i bought his Pan, but not this one. 1y
Billypar @GatheringBooks It's the only one of his I've read, but I actually put Mysteries on an early list of possibilities for the LitWorld challenge. I haven't bought it yet, but it could still happen. 1y
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hilded
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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Lovely #audiowalk in the sun today ☀️
Almost finished the tagged book :)

#1001books #reading1001

kspenmoll Gorgeous! 2y
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hilded
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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#GetMovin This view from today's hike gave me #adrenaline. Well down on the ground, I am enjoying a well deserved beer in the sun and my book ☀️📚🍻

SassyBookworm Beautiful!!! 2y
Cinfhen Soooo cool!!! Wow!!! 2y
eanderson Very pretty!!! 2y
Centique That is amazing! 2y
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JacintaMCarter
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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Mehso-so

#2018Book12
I'm honestly not sure what to say about this novel. The main character kind of reminded me of Holden Caulfield, so I guess if you liked The Catcher in the Rye, you'll probably like this one, too. But if you're looking for a book filled with action and plot twists, this is definitely not the book for you.

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Sarahr875
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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Pickpick

January is my favorite month for reading. I feel like I have an infinite amount of time to read, which makes me so happy. This little beauty was one that I could not put down. It gave me so many things to think about, and to reflect on. I usually shy away from classics, especially translated classics, but I‘m grateful that I had the chance to read this one. Amazing. Tragic.

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BookwormM
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
Mehso-so

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I got to the end of the book and seriously expected the narrator to end with “and then I woke up” The narrator is supposed to be a starving writer but whenever he gets any money he proceeds to give it away rather than get food and yet he is quite happy taking advantage of others in different ways.

The whole feel of the book is trippy maybe due to effects of starvation? It still didn‘t appeal to me

#readaroundtheworld #Norway #reading1001

Leniverse Yeah, I just wanted to shake him violently and slap him around the head repeatedly while shouting "snap out of it!" ? ☺️ 2y
tstan I didn‘t care for this one, but Growth of the Soil was great! 2y
Kristelh I haven‘t read hunger but agree that Growth of Soil is great. 2y
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Sarahr875
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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I‘m impressed with this book so far. Classics are usually not my favorite and reading them takes me weeks. I don‘t want to put this one down!

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Sapphire
Hunger | Knut Hamsun

As soon as I was wide awake, I took to thinking, as I always did, if I had anything to be cheerful about today.

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frivolousreader
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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Mehso-so

Well, for some reason I was expecting this to be about impoverished agrarian people but instead it was a psychological study of a starving writer. It was ok, a bit weird at times, a bit verbose.

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smccallum
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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Today's book haul!

EvieBee Nice! 3y
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jdtchicago
Hunger | Knut Hamsun

I felt pleasantly empty, untouched by everything around me and happy to be unseen by all. I put my legs up on the bench and leaned back, the best way to feel the true well-being of seclusion. There wasn't a cloud in my mind, nor did I feel any discomfort, and I hadn't a single unfulfilled desire or craving as far as my thought could reach. I lay with open eyes in a state of utter absence from myself and felt deliciously out of it.

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tea_stankovic
Hunger | Knut Hamsun

As if I had never seen my shoes before, I set myself to study their looks, their characteristics, and, when I stir my foot, their shape and their worn uppers. I discover that their creases and white seams give them expression — impart a physiognomy to them. Something of my own nature had gone over into these shoes; they affected me, like a ghost of my other I— a breathing portion of my very self.

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ApoptyGina69
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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A mere FRACTION of the physical #TBR in this house. Spending all day reading ABOUT books instead of READING books. 7 printed publications, 25 RSS feeds, 14 daily mail posts, 420 wishlist/book adds, daily printing and/or writing out of categorical lists #blameitonLitsy #booknerdproblems #postadaynov16

vivastory @ApoptyGina69 Favorite print magazines? 3y
Zelma Yes, this has so been me lately! A bit more reading about reading than sitting down with a book. 3y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Desha Heehee love your stacks!! I agree tho about sometimes reading more ABOUT reading than doing the reading itself lol! 😜📚❤️ 3y
LeahBergen Oh... me, too. 😬 3y
RealLifeReading Love seeing what books you have on that shelf! Litsy needs a "magnify" function 3y
Texreader @RealLifeReading Ditto that! Time to make a request to the Litsy gods. 3y
Texreader I see a Follett book! Good one! 3y
ApoptyGina69 @vivastory New York Review of Books tops the list in print. 3y
vivastory @ApoptyGina69 Are you a fan of NYRB classics books? I'm quite fond of kirkus reviews. I'm fortunate that local library allows back issues to be checked out 3y
MyNamesParadise lol that's me all the time. I need to buckle down and read!! 3y
ApoptyGina69 @vivastory For sure! I want to get so many NYRB classics. I gaze longingly at the page of boxed sets to buy. I forgot Kirkus reviews. I read those too. 3y
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jdtchicago
Hunger | Knut Hamsun

I suffered no pain, my hunger had taken the edge off; instead I felt pleasantly empty, untouched by everything around me and happy to be unseen by all. I put my legs up on the bench and leaned back, the best way to feel the true well-being of seclusion...I hadn't a single unfulfilled desire or craving as far as my thought could reach. I lay with open eyes in a state of utter absence from myself and felt deliciously out of it.

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Hobbinol
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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Be sure to gnosh to stave off hallucinations induced by Hamsum's Hunger... #somethingforseptember #septphotochallenge #booksthatmakemehungry

LeahBergen Beautiful pic! 3y
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