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Teaching in a village north of the Arctic Circle, writer Karl's life takes turn when his drinking results in blackouts, his attempts at losing his virginity end in humiliation, and... Read more
Teaching in a village north of the Arctic Circle, writer Karl's life takes turn when his drinking results in blackouts, his attempts at losing his virginity end in humiliation, and he develops romantic feelings towards one of his students.
My Struggle, Book Four Paperback edition by 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 at least fifteen languages. Knausgaard lives in Sweden with his wife and four children.
Don Bartlett has translated dozens of books of various genres, including eight novels and short story collections by Jo Nesbø and It's Fine by Me by Per Petterson. He lives in Norfolk, England.
It's completely blown my mind' Zadie SmithKarl Ove Knausgaard writes about his life with painful honesty. He writes about his childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his loving yet almost invisible mother and his distant and unpredictable father, and his bewilderment and grief on his father's death.
The fourth part of the sensational My Struggle series that has been hailed as `perhaps the most significant literary enterprise of our times' (Guardian)Fresh out of high school, Karl Ove moves to a remote fishing village to work as a teacher.
It is also about the earth-shattering experience of becoming a father, the mundane struggles of family life, ridiculously unsuccessful holidays, humiliating antenatal music classes, fights with quarrelsome neighbours, the emotional strains of childrens' birthday parties and pushing a pram around Stockholm when all you really want to do is write.
For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of power, benevolent in the case of his doting mother, tyrannical in the case of his cruel father.
Moving to the south coast of Norway in the early 1970s, an upwardly mobile family is observed from the vibrant perspectives of a young boy whose life parallels but rarely intersects with that of his parents.
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