Hunger and Modern Writing: Melville, Kafka, Hamsun, and Wright by Daniel Rees Dom
English | Dec. 20, 2016 | ISBN: 3946198163 | 160 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
Hunger is a contentious theme in modernist literature, and this study addresses its relevance in the works of four major American and European writers. Taking an in-depth look at works by Melville, Kafka, Hamsun, and Wright, it argues that hunger is deeply involved with concepts of modernity and modern literature. Exploring how it is bound up with the writer's role in modern society this study draws on two conflicting and complex views of hunger: the first is material, relating to the body as a physical entity that has a material existence in reality.