Hunger By Knut Hamsun
First published in Norway in 1890 by Norwegian Nobel Prize author, Hunger probes the depths of consciousness with frightening and gripping power.
A true classic of modern literature, it is the story of a Norwegian artist who wanders the streets, struggling on the edge of starvation. As hunger overtakes him, he slides inexorably into paranoia and despair. The descent into madness is recounted by the unnamed narrator in increasingly urgent and disjointed prose, as he loses his grip on reality.
Arising from Hamsun's belief that literature ought to be about the mysterious workings of the human mind, Hunger is a landmark work that pointed the way toward a new kind of novel.