Hunger (unabridged)

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Knut Hamsun


Read by Gunnar Cauthery


Verging on death, a starving, destitute writer navigates the cold and indifferent city of Kristiania in search of his next meal. Frenzied and fevered, he chews on stale bread, devours scraps of wood and bites his own  finger, sleeping under the stars in old, pungent blankets, until one day he is able to sell an article and buy some food – only for the cycle then to repeat itself… Knut Hamsun’s first novel, Hunger won the author the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920 and went on to influence the likes of Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Charles Bukowski and Henry Miller. This recording uses the 1996 translation by Sverre Lyngstad, which is considered to be the definitive version in English.

  • Running Time: 6 h 39 m

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    Digital ISBN:978-1-84379-882-8
    Cat. no.:NA0194
    Download size:153 MB
    Produced by:John Foley
    Edited by:Thomas Goose
    Text:Sult © 1890 Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS. Translation © 1996 Sverre Lyngstad
    Translated by:Sverre Lyngstad
    Released:October 2019
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