Hunger | Critical Review by Hunter T. Stagg

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Critical Review by Hunter T. Stagg

SOURCE: Stagg, Hunter T. Review of Hunger, by Knut Hamsun. Reviewer 1, no. 1 (15 February, 1921): 23-4.

In the following review of Hunger, Stagg lauds Hamsun's powerful and vivid writing style.

It seems inevitable that the conspicuous success in this country of a foreign writer hitherto unknown to us should be followed by an influx of other translations from distant and little exploited pastures of literary endeavor. Upon the heels of Blasco Ibanez's financially triumphant introduction to the American public came other Spanish authors, whose bids for favor proved less ingratiating. Then Latin America was raked—is still being raked—for material offering the elements of popularity.

France, of course, we knew, and Russia. Scandinavia, too, but not so well, and chiefly through the theater at that, so the publishers turned northward and presently Johan Bojer burst upon us...

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