A brilliantly wide-ranging essay collection from the author of My Struggle, spanning literature, philosophy, art and how our daily and creative lives intertwine.
Karl Ove Knausgaard (Author) Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle cycle has been heralded as a masterpiece all over the world. From A Death in the Family to The End, the novels move through childhood into adulthood and, together, form an enthralling portrait of human life. Knausgaard has been awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature, the Brage Prize and the Jerusalem Prize. His work, which also includes Out of the World, A Time for Everything and the Seasons Quartet, is published in thirty-five languages. Martin Aitken (Translator) Martin Aitken's translations of Scandinavian literature number some 30 books. He was shortlisted for the International DUBLIN Literary Award in 2017, was a finalist at the US National Book Awards in 2018 and received the PEN America Translation Prize in 2019. He lives in Denmark.
With this piece, Knausgaard has achieved what he elsewhere says he
hopes to do as a novelist, which is to relay his experience as
honestly as he can, gambling that it will somehow be universal.
Here...he has diagnosed an entire modern psyche... Against which,
true thinkers and writers, such as Knausgaard, are our only hope --
Steven Poole * Daily Telegraph *
Clear, elegant, dense and engrossing... Even hardened Knausgaard sceptics...should find something to admire here; and fans will be thrilled -- Lucy Atkins * Sunday Times *
Perceptive and inspiring -- Simon Humphreys * Mail on Sunday *