IN FROM THE COLD: The Return of Knut Hamsun December 19, 2005 7:18 AMSubscribe
A young man comes to the city. He has no name, no home, no work: he has come to the city to write. He writes. Or, more exactly, he does not write. He starves to the point of death. The city is Christiania (Oslo); the year is 1890. The young man wanders through the streets: the city is a labyrinth of hunger, and all his days are the same. He writes unsolicited articles for a local paper. He worries about his rent, his disintegrating clothes, the difficulty of finding his next meal. He suffers. He nearly goes mad. He is never more than one step from collapse.Still, he writes.
In From the Cold: The Return of KnutHamsun. posted by matteo (17 comments total)
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