Hunger

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$16.00  $14.72
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Penguin Group
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Pages
240
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.76 X 0.43 inches | 0.37 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780141180649
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About the Author

Knut Hamsun (1858-1952) was a Norwegian novelist, poet, and playwright hailed by many as one of the founders of modern literature. Born to a poor peasant family in central Norway, he worked as a schoolmaster, sheriff's assistant, laborer, store clerk, farmhand, and streetcar conductor in both Scandinavia and America before establishing himself as a successful playwright and novelist. His first novel, Hunger (1890), was an immediate critical success; he went on to write the novels Mysteries (1892), Pan (1894), Victoria (1898), and The Growth of the Soil (1917), the last of which earned him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920.

Sverre Lyngstad (1922-2011; translator, introducer, notes) was a scholar and translator of Norwegian literature and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He translated five of Knut Hamsun's works for Penguin Classics--Hunger (1890), Mysteries (1892), Pan (1894), Victoria (1898), and The Growth of the Soil (1917)--and was honored by the King of Norway with the St. Olav Medal and with the Knight's Cross, First Class, of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit.

Reviews

By the Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

"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

"The whole modern school of fiction in the twentieth century stems from Hamsun." --Isaac Bashevis Singer

"The classic novel of humiliation, even beyond Dostoyevsky . . . Lyngstad's translation restores to the English-speaking reader one of the cold summits in modern prose literature." --George Steiner