My Struggle - Book 4 (Knausgaard)

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"Why would you read a six-volume, 3,600 page Norwegian novel about a man writing a six-volume, 3,600 page novel? The short answer is that it is breathtakingly good and so you cannot stop yourself, and would not want to" New York Times Book Review "[Some Rain Must Fall] is Knausgaard at his best... It's a rare novelist who writes about student bars and the Happy Mondays at the same time as yearning for spiritual salvation." -- Max Liu Independent "It is a pen-and-paper virtual reality; after reading it you feel that another past has been downloaded into your mind." -- Laurence Scott Financial Times "As joyful to read as bingeing on a TV box set" -- James Kidd Independent "Tremendous, maddening, addictive autobiographical epic... Gripping account of early manhood... His style is transparent, forward-going, not held up by metaphor - Don Bartlett's translation is outstanding... [Knausgaard's] tone is self-lacerating, fanatical and often funny... He is ambitious to write a novel that will make his name and we suppress, as we read, the acknowledgment that this achievement, this extraordinary work of which he has been dreaming, is the book we hold in our hands." -- Kate Kellaway Observer

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At twenty, Karl Ove moves to Bergen. As the youngest student to be admitted to the prestigious Writing Academy, he arrives full of excitement and writerly aspirations. Soon though, he is stripped of youthful illusions. His writing is revealed to be puerile and cliched, and his social efforts are a dismal failure. Awkward in company and hopeless with women, he drowns his shame in drink and rock music. Then, little by little, things take a brighter turn. He falls in love, gives up writing in favour of the steady rewards of literary criticism, and the beginnings of an adult life take shape. That is, until his self-destructive binges and the irresistible lure of the writer's struggle pull him back. In this fifth instalment of the My Struggle cycle, Karl Ove discloses his personal and often deeply shameful battles with introversion, alcohol abuse, infidelity and artistic ambition. Knausgaard writes with unflinching honesty to deliver the full drama of everyday life, in a breathless novel poised between a desperate yearning to be good, and the terrible power of transgression.

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Verlag: Harvill Secker Random House UK Apr 2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 184655828X ISBN 13: 9781846558283
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Buchbeschreibung Harvill Secker Random House UK Apr 2016, 2016. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 234x153x47 mm. Neuware - At twenty, Karl Ove moves to Bergen. As the youngest student to be admitted to the prestigious Writing Academy, he arrives full of excitement and writerly aspirations. 672 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781846558283

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