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Hunger

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Author: Knut Hamsun
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,450 / 186 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 8,458
mnybks.net#: 3197
Origin: gutenberg.org
More Info: en.wikipedia.org

A gripping portrait of an artist struggling for integrity. Translated from the Norwegian by George Egerton.

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lighter, and I took to reading the advertisements near the door. I could even make out the grinning lean letters of "winding-sheets to be had at Miss Andersen's" on the right of it. That occupied me for a long while. I heard the clock below strike eight as I got up and put on my clothes.

I opened the window and looked out. From where I was standing I had a view of a clothes, line and an open field. Farther away lay the ruins of a burnt-out smithy, which some labourers were busy clearing away. I leant with my elbows resting on the window-frame and gazed into open space. It promised to be a clear day--autumn, that tender, cool time of the year, when all things change their colour, and die, had come to us. The ever-increasing noise in the streets lured me out. The bare room, the floor of which rocked up and down with every step I took across it, seemed like a gasping, sinister coffin. There was no proper fastening to the door, either, and no stove. I used to lie on my socks at night to dry them a little b

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.09.09
Douglas
*****

One of my all-time favorite books. I believe that this is Hamsun's best work. He's a great author. I also like "Growth of the Soil".
Enjoy, and pass the word along!


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