We will be discussing Hunger at our Classics Book Club on Wednesday 23rd January at 12.30pm. If you would like to join us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or put a note in the box below when you purchase the book.
A disturbing and darkly humorous masterpiece of existential fiction, Hunger anticipated and influenced some of the twentieth century’s most acclaimed writers including Camus, Kafka and Fante.
Nineteenth-century Kristiania is an unforgiving place, and work is thin on the ground. Roaming the streets of Norway’s capital, a penniless young writer searches for inspiration whilst trying desperately to make ends meet. Driven to extraordinary lengths, sleeping under the stars with his stomach growling, the writer’s behaviour becomes increasingly irrational and his world spirals into chaos.
Paperback; 272 pages; 216g;