My Struggle: Book One introduces American readers to the audacious, addictive, and profoundly surprising international literary sensation that is the provocative and brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard. It has already been anointed a Proustian masterpiece and is the rare work of dazzling literary originality that is intensely, irresistibly readable. Unafraid of the big issues--death, love, art, fear--and yet committed to the intimate details of life as it is lived,My Struggle is an essential work of contemporary literature.
Powerfully alive . . . Knausgaard is intense and utterly honest, unafraid to voice universal anxieties . . . He wants us to inhabit the ordinariness of life, which is sometimes visionary, sometimes banal, and sometimes momentous, but all of it perforce ordinary because it happens in the course of a life, and happens, in different forms, to everyone . . . There is something ceaselessly compelling about Knausgaard's book. James Wood, The New Yorker (selected as one of the Books of the Year) A fantastic novel . . . I cannot say anything other than that I am looking forward desperately to the rest of it. Dagsavisen (Norway) Knausgaard's thinking is magnificently unbridled. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (germany) Between Proust and the woods . . . Like granite, precise and forceful. More real than reality. La Repubblica (Italy) I can't stop, I want to stop, I can't stop, just one more page, then I will cook dinner, just one more page . . . Vasterbottens-kuriren (Sweden)"
Series: My Struggle
Number Of Pages: 441
Published: 28th May 2013
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.7 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.36