Out of the World

Out of the World

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A controversial novel of sexual awakening by an author who has already been compared with Dostoevsky. The Norwegian publishing sensation of 1998, it was awarded the Norwegian Literary Critics' Award and hailed as a 'Lolita for today'. Set in 1996, it centres around the life of Henrik Vankel, a young teacher in a coastal community. Lonely and shy, he is possessed by a desire for Miriam, an innocent young thirteen-year-old and one of his pupils. Sharp, sensitive, beautiful and tragic, this is a sensational debut novel from an exceptionally talented writer.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • ARCADIA BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Norwegian
  • 1900850605
  • 9781900850605

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'Knausgard debuts with a novel so sharp, beautiful and tragic that it leaves the reader dumbstruck... conveyed by a pen as mighty as Dostoevsky's and Hamsum's' - Morgenbladet 'Knausgard is an unusually talented observer, with a sensitive and precise view of the world... a sensational first novel' - Aftenpostenshow more

About Karl Ove Knausgaard

Karl Ove Knausgard was born in 1968. Out of the World is his first novel. The Norwegian publishing sensation of 1998, it was hailed as 'a 90s generation novel' and a 'Lolita for today'. It was awarded the Norwegian Literary Critics' Award and the Booksellers Association's Bjornson Scholarship.show more