Hunger Penguin Twentieth Century Classics

Author: Knut Hamsun
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0141180641
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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.


Author: Knut Hamsun
Publisher: IDB Productions
ISBN: 1776667271
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Franz Kafka, James Joyce and Henry Miller are only a few of the illustrious and highly successful writers of the 20th century who owe much of their success to their lesser known predecessor, Norwegian author, Knut Hamsun. Despite being less of a globally known author, Hamsun was a major influence on the Norwegian literature of the early 20th century, his career spanning across more than 7 decades.

Hamsun was one of the first key figures in literature who objected to the main principles and styles associated with naturalism and realism. Contrary to many of his contemporaries, Hamsun believed that the most important object of expression that literature should focus on is the complexity of the human mind.

Hunger is a title that represents a pivotal period in the author's life. This majestic autobiographical work is one of Hamsun's most artistic and compelling writing, being completed in 1890, at a time when the author already had more than 10 years of experience as a published writer.

The book explores the extremes that Hamsun himself went through on the path to becoming a skilled, accomplished and well-known writer. The title itself is representative of the conditions that he faced during the earlier years of his life and career, struggling to make ends meet while being driven by his literary inspiration to find the ultimate artistic expression through his writing.

Hamsun's book is loosely based on precise facts from hisownlife,being set in 19thcentury Kristiania, and conveyingthestory of a starvingwritertrying togainrecognition forhiswork.Parts ofthenovel wereinitiallypublished asearlyas 1888 in Ny Jord,a 19thcentury Danishmagazine.

The psychologicalanalysis of thewriter'spsychological and physicaldecayandthe depthofhis realizationsduringthe mostchallenging periodofhislife make Hunger both an incrediblyinspiringand a challengingbooktoread,its readershipbeingfaced withthedeepest and leastunderstoodparts of thehumanpsyche.

Sacred Hunger

Author: Barry Unsworth
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0140119930
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WINNER OF THE 1992 BOOKER PRIZE 'Gripping . . . SACRED HUNGER covers a period between 1752 and 1765 . . . it concerns the entangled and conflicted fortunes of two cousins: Erasmus Kemp, the son of a Lancashire merchant, and Matthew Paris, a scholar and surgeon just released from prison for "denying Holy Writ" . . . the Liverpool Merchant is the vessel on which the whole of the novel hinges, and it carries the reader deep into the history of man's iniquitous greed . . . AS REGARDS ITS DRAMATIC BREADTH AND ENERGY, NO RECENT DOMESTIC NOVEL HAS COME WITHIN A MILE OF IT' - Anthony Quinn in the Independent


Author: Knut Hamsun
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En ung mand går rundt i Kristianias gader fuld af drømme og hallucinationer, som er skabt af sult.

Hungry Hearts

Author: Anzia Yezierska
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101498412
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Author: Knut Hamsun
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285639900
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Mysteries is a classic of European literature, one of the seminal novels of the twentieth century. It is the story of Johan Nagel, a strange young man who arrives to spend a summer in a small Norwegian coastal town.


Author: Knut Hamsun
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 028564100X
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Yet, Victoria cannot live without her Johannes.Victoria is the only novel Hamsun wrote that could be described as a whole-hearted love story and was written at the beginning of his own marriage (indeed Hamsun named his own daughter, ...

If Not Now When

Author: Primo Levi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501167642
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Along with Elie Wiesel and Hannah Arendt, Primo Levi is remembered as one of the most powerful and perceptive writers on the Holocaust and the Jewish experience during World War II. This is an essential book both for students and literary ...

Next To Godliness

Author: Alice Peck
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594732140
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Project Gutenberg Copyright Status: Not copyrighted in the United States. Anzia
Yezierska (1885–1970) excerpt from Hungry Hearts (Penguin Twentieth- Century
Classics). First Published in the United States by the Houghton Mifflin Company,


Author: James Vernon
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674044673
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Rigorously researched, Hunger: A Modern History draws together social, cultural, and political history, to show us how we came to have a moral, political, and social responsibility toward the hungry.

Five Fires

Author: David Wyatt
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195127412
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Modern Chicano Writers: A Collection of Critical Essays . Englewood Cliffs, N.J.:
Prentice-Hall, ... New York: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics, 1992. . The
Grapes of Wrath. 1939; rpt. ... New York: Random House, 1948. . Ordeal by

The Gods Will Have Blood

Author: Anatole France
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140184570
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Published in 1912, when Anatole France was sixty-eight, ''The Gods Will Have Blood'' is the story of Gamelin, an idealistic young artist appointed as a magistrate during the French Revolution.

Doctor Glas

Author: Hjalmar Soderberg
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407073567
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The haunting tale of Doctor Glas takes place in Stockholm during the closing years of the 1800s. The doctor, a troubled and compassionate man, relates the strange story of the Reverend Gregorius and his pretty wife.