Hunger: Oxford World's Classics

Autor Knut Hamsun, Tore Rem, Terence Cave
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 9 noi 2023
'It was at the time when I was wandering around hungry in Kristiania, that strange city no one leaves before it has set its mark on them...' Hunger is the first-person story of a young man desperately trying to establish himself in the city as a writer, living in shabby lodgings where he can seldom afford to pay the rent, eating almost nothing, and engaging spasmodically and manically with landladies, eccentric elderly men, policemen, shopkeepers, pawnbrokers, and others on the way. He wanders around the streets, sits on benches trying to write, spends a night locked in a pitch-dark police cell, thinks, slides into remarkably inventive reveries, speculates on his mental health, his ethical comportment, his relation to the divinity, the topics he might write about. The traces of a consistent narrative logic are uncertain and blurred; the voice of the narrator keeps shifting between pragmatic appraisal of his situation, wild fantasies, manic outbursts, anger, and despair. This is a story that lies on the threshold of modernism, anticipating many of the dislocations that narrative will be subject to in the decades to come.This new translation seeks to restore the startling freshness and epidermal unease of Hamsun's breakthrough story of 1890. It remains faithful to the style and voice of the text, the shifts of tense, the indirect free style, and the constant changes of register as the inner monologue moves between poetic sensitivity, wild fantasies, manic outbursts, and hyperbolic emotion. Tore Rem's introduction provides an updated and fresh account of the genesis of Hunger, its book history and its reception. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Citește tot Restrânge

Din seria Oxford World's Classics

Preț: 3355 lei

Preț vechi: 4154 lei
-19% Nou

Puncte Express: 50

Preț estimativ în valută:
643 705$ 556£

Carte disponibilă

Livrare economică 11-16 decembrie
Livrare express 12-16 decembrie pentru 2415 lei

Preluare comenzi: 021 569.72.76


ISBN-13: 9780192862846
ISBN-10: 0192862847
Pagini: 224
Dimensiuni: 130 x 198 x 11 mm
Greutate: 0.16 kg
Colecția OUP Oxford
Seria Oxford World's Classics

Locul publicării:Oxford, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Tore Rem is Professor of Literatures in English at the University of Oslo and Director of the interdisciplinary initiative UiO:Democracy. He is an academic and a non-fiction writer and has published widely on Scandinavian and British literature. His Knut Hamsun: Reisen til Hitler ('The Journey to Hitler') came out in Norwegian in 2014 and has been translated into several languages. He is general editor of the Penguin Classics edition of Henrik Ibsen, and has, together with Narve Fulsås, published the monograph Ibsen, Scandinavia and the Making of a World Drama (2018) and edited Ibsen in Context (2021).Terence Cave CBE FBA is Emeritus Professor of French Literature at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. Known primarily for his contributions to French Renaissance studies (The Cornucopian Text, 1979; Pré-histoires I and II, 1999 and 2001), he has also written on Aristotelian poetics (Recognitions, 1988) and on the relations between literature and music (Mignon's Afterlives, 2011). In 2009, he won the Balzan Prize for literature since 1500; he subsequently directed the Balzan project 'Literature as an object of knowledge', which explored cognitive approaches to literature. His books Thinking with Literature (2016), Reading Beyond the Code (jointly edited with Deirdre Wilson; 2018), and Live Artefacts (2022) are among the outcomes of this project. He has also translated Mme de Lafayette's The Princesse de Clèves for Oxford World's Classics.