Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) worked as a laborer in both Scandinavia and America before establishing himself as a successful playwright and novelist. He has been called the "father of modern literature" and is perhaps best well-known for his 1890 novel Hunger.
Hamsun released this novel in 1917, three years before winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. It's the story of Isak, who raises his family deep in Norway's unspoiled country, and the bond the family builds with the land. This Penguin edition is the first new English translation since the novel was initially released 90 years ago. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.