Paul Auster: The Master's Voice. Interview with Regina Hamsun
I read Knut Hamsun's "Hunger" so many years ago I can't remember exactly when that was. I believe it was in the summer of 2000 or a little before that. I was an interesting book about a writer who willingly starves himself. The narrative was exquisitely translated from the original Norwegian by Sverre Lyngstad, who also wrote a magnificent introduction. I had not thought about the book much until coming across this interview. I am not sure who is interviewing who here, but Paul Auster and Regina Hamsun, the granddaughter of Knut Hamsun, talk about the work itself and the film version of the novel. I have to say, though, that for as much as I admire Paul Auster, the interview was a bit lopsided and he monopolized much of it. I would have liked to hear more from Regina, particularly about her opinions and perceptions of her grandfather's work. Nevertheless, it is an interesting interview/pseudo-dialogue and most insightful about the film version of "Hunger" (which can be watch entirely HERE).
Here's the interview between Paul Auster and Regina Hamsun.