This is book number 1 in the My Struggle series.
Meditative, intelligent, grounded in the beauty and
sublime of reality - Karl Ove Knausgaard's My
Struggle is all of this and more. Book One of the epic six-part memoir
reflects on the author's childhood in the Norwegian countryside and the days
surrounding his father's death. The
author spares no detail too small, no acquaintance too trivial. It adds up to a
story that critics have called "more real than reality." Highly recommended.
“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 . . .” —Västerbottens-kuriren (Sweden)