Knut Hamsun Hunger Further Reading

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(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

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Blythe, Ronald. “Starving Differently.” Listener 91, no. 2344 (28 February 1974): 281.

Brief, positive review of Robert Bly's translation of Hunger.

Cahill, Edgar H. “Purity in the Sixth Printing.” Nation 113, no. 2928 (1921): 181.

Reviews the sixth printing of Hunger by Alfred A. Knopf, faulting the publisher for censoring the work.

Gustafson, Alrik. “Man and the Soil, Knut Hamsun.” In Six Scandinavian Novelists: Lie, Jacobsen, Heidenstam, Selma Lagerlöf, Hamsun, Sigrid Undset, pp. 226-85. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1940.

Detailed analysis of Man and the Soil, including information on Hamsun's personal life and literary career.

Keates, Jonathan. “Through Starving Eyes.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 3760 (29 March 1974): 313.

Brief review of Robert Bly's translation of Hunger.

McFarlane, James Walter. “Knut Hamsun.” In Ibsen and the Temper of Norwegian Literature, pp. 114-57. London: Oxford University Press, 1960.

Critical evaluation of Hamsun's major works, including Hunger.

Næss, Harald. “Vagabond.” In Knut Hamsun, pp. 128-57. Boston, Mass.: Twayne, 1984.

Critical evaluation of Hamsun's later works, while also providing an overview of the author's final years.

Additional information on Hamsun’s life and career is published in the following sources by the Gale Group: Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century, Ed. 3; European Writers, Vol. 8; Literature Resource Center; Reference Guide to World Literature, Eds. 2, 3; and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Vols. 2, 14, 49.