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My Struggle: Book 1

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My Struggle: Book 1

This nerve-striking, addictive piece of hyperrealism by the Norwegian Critics’ Prize-winning author of A TIME FOR EVERYTHING has become a phenomenon throughout Scandinavia.

Almost 10 years have passed since Karl Ove Knausgaard’s father drank himself to death. Vulnerable and assailed by doubts, he is now embarking on a new novel. With an uncanny eye for detail, Knausgaard breaks down his own life story to its elementary particles, reliving memories, reopening wounds and examining with candor the turbulence and the epiphanies that emerge from his own experience of fatherhood, the fallout in the wake of his father’s death and his visceral connection to music, art and literature. Negotiating intimacy, love and fear lies at the heart of his movements and mind as he moves from self-deprecation to self-absorption, from craving solitude to exposing an insatiable need for love and admiration, from alienation to harmony. Karl Ove’s dilemmas strike nerves that give us raw glimpses of our particular moment in history as we witness what happens to the sensitive and churning mind of a young man trying --- as if his very life depended on it --- to find his place in the disjointed world around him. These Proustian masterpieces open a window into one of the most original minds writing today.

My Struggle: Book 1
by Karl Ove Knausgaard

  • Publication Date: May 28, 2013
  • Genres: Literary, Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN-10: 0374534144
  • ISBN-13: 9780374534141