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Hunger: Overview

Af Robin Young (2003)
The story of how Hunger came to be published could almost have served as an incident for the novel itself. Edvard Brandes, one of the great campaigners for naturalism in Scandinavia and editor of the radical newspaper Politiken, was visited in his office by a young Norwegian writer (`He had a manuscript with him, of course'). About to reject it on the ground of unsuitable length ...