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Novels: Hunger (1890) - Knut Hamsun


Hunger is applied literally to the need or craving for food; it can also be applied metaphorically to cravings of other sorts.

The term is commonly used more broadly to refer to cases of widespread malnourishment or deprivation among populations, usually due to poverty or adverse agricultural conditions; see famine.

The term hungry also simply means ready for a meal.

Fasting is the practice of voluntarily not eating for a short period of time.

Starvation is the condition of being in an extreme state of hunger due to lack of food over an extended time. Continued starvation will cause about permanent damage to the body, and then death. --http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunger [2004]

Sult/Hunger (1890) - Knut Hamsun

  1. Sult/Hunger (1890) - Knut Hamsun [Amazon.com]
    Fante revered and studied the great Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian, Knut Hamsun, perhaps the father of modernism, whose first novel, Hunger, published in 1890, predated James Joyce and Marcel Proust in chronicling in prose a character’s deeply interior voice, self-awareness and the dawning of consciousness. --Steve Weinstein for amazon.com

The Hunger (1983) - Tony Scott

  1. The Hunger (1983) - Tony Scott [Amazon.com]
    Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie are rich, beautiful, and oh-so chic as denizens of the night. Dressed in sleek outfits and stylish sunglasses, they haunt rock & roll clubs on the prowl for young blood, whom they bring home to their impossibly luxurious mansion for a late-night snack. Being a vampire never looked more sexy, but there's a price: Bowie starts to age so fast he wrinkles up in the waiting room of a doctor's (Susan Sarandon) office. The agelessly elegant Deneuve, evoking Delphine Seyrig's Countess Bathory from Daughters of Darkness, is perfectly cast as a millenniums-old bloodsucker who seeks a new mate in Sarandon and seduces her in a sunlight-bathed afternoon of smooth, silky sex. Tony Scott's (Ridley's brother) directorial debut, adapted from the Whitley Strieber novel, revises the vampire myth with Egyptian inflections and removes all references to garlic and crosses and wooden stakes--these bloodsuckers can even walk around in the daylight--but the ties between blood and sex are as strong as ever. Scott's background as an award-winning commercial director is evident in every richly textured frame and his densely interwoven editing, but the moody atmosphere comes at the expense of dramatic urgency. At times the film is so languid it becomes mired in its hazy, impeccably designed visual style. In its own way, The Hunger is the perfect vampire film for the '80s, all poise and attitude and surface beauty. Sarandon talks candidly about the film in the documentary The Celluloid Closet. --Sean Axmaker

    All style, no substance, and even the style is flawed. The score features some interesting material, with Bauhaus and Iggy Pop and lots of classical music --Jahsonic, Jan 2004

    Bela Lugosi is Dead" Written by Bauhaus Performed by Bauhaus

    "Suite #1 for solo cello in G-major, Preludium, 1st movement" Written by Johann Sebastian Bach

    "Partita #3 in E-Major 'Gavotte en Rondeau'" J.S. Bach

    "Le Gibet" from "Gaspard de la Nuit" Maurice Ravel

    "Funtime" Performed by Iggy Pop Written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop

    "Nightclubbing" by Iggy Pop

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