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Hunger by Knut Hamsun
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Feb 03, 11

bookshelves: modernism, cult, existentialism, psychology, transgressive-fiction
Read in October, 2009

Amazing. Autiobiographical. Realistic.
One of my all-time favs :D

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Knut Hamsun
“Truth is neither ojectivity nor the balanced view; truth is a selfless subjectivity.”
Knut Hamsun, Hunger

Knut Hamsun
“...I will exile my thoughts if they think of you again, and I will rip my lips out if they say your name once more. Now if you do exist, I will tell you my final word in life or in death, I tell you goodbye.”
Knut Hamsun, Hunger

Knut Hamsun
“I suffered no pain, my hunger had taken the edge off; instead I felt pleasantly empty, untouched by everything around me and happy to be unseen by all. I put my legs up on the bench and leaned back, the best way to feel the true well-being of seclusion. There wasn't a cloud in my mind, nor did I feel any discomfort, and I hadn't a single unfulfilled desire or craving as far as my thought could reach. I lay with open eyes in a state of utter absence from myself and felt deliciously out of it.”
Knut Hamsun, Hunger

Reading Progress

10/04/2009 page 38
02/03/2011 page 224
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