My Struggle, Book One

My Struggle, Book One

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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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 441 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 38mm | 399.99g
  • Farrar Straus Giroux
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0374534144
  • 9780374534141
  • 7,804

Review quote

"Out of the ashes of his childhood and the cooling cinders of his youth, Knausgaard has fashioned a memoir that burns with the heat of life." --Christopher Byrd, "Barnes & Noble Review" "One of the more affecting and resonant books I've read in quite some time . . . What's so striking about the book is the terrifying emotional frankness with which Knausgaard confronts his own history." --Alex Balk, "The Awl"show more

About Karl Ove Knausgaard

Karl Ove Knausgaard was born in Norway in 1968. My Struggle has won countless international literary awards and has been translated into more than fifteen languages. Knausgaard lives in Sweden with his wife and three children. Don Bartlett has translated dozens of books of various genres, including several novels and short story collections by Jo Nesbo and It's Fine by Me by Per Petterson. He lives in Norfolk, England. "show more

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3 15% (2,863)
2 5% (880)
1 2% (342)
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