Proč Hamsunův Hlad není naturalistický román
Why Hamsun´s Hunger is not a naturalist novel
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Knut Hamsun’s Hunger (1890, Sult) is nowadays often regarded as one of the first Scandinavian, or even European, modernist novels. However, some have also classified it as naturalist. The author of the article claims that the text does contain some naturalist elements, but this alone is not a sufficient argument for considering the novel to be naturalist as a whole. The article offers several arguments as to why it is inappropriate to designate Hunger as a naturalist work and supports those readings of the novel that see it as representing a modernist break with realist and naturalist aesthetics.
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