My Struggle

My Struggle: Book 1 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.

Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711127

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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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.

My Struggle

The provocative, audacious, brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel that has unquestionably been the main event of contemporary European literature.

Author: Karl Ove Knausgård

Publisher: My Struggle

ISBN: 0914671391

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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The provocative, audacious, brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel that has unquestionably been the main event of contemporary European literature. It has earned favorable comparisons to its obvious literary forebears "A la recherche du temps perdu" and "Mein Kampf" but has been celebrated as the rare magnum opus that is intensely, addictively readable.

My Struggle

An autobiographical novel focuses on a young man trying to make sense of his place in the disjointed world that surrounds him.

Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374534144

Category: Fiction

Page: 441

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An autobiographical novel focuses on a young man trying to make sense of his place in the disjointed world that surrounds him.

My Struggle Book 6

Knausgaard includes a long essay on Hitler and Mein Kampf, particularly relevant (if not prescient) in our current global climate of ascending dictatorships.

Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711186

Category: Fiction

Page: 1464

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The final installment in the long-awaited, internationally celebrated My Struggle series. The full scope and achievement of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s monumental work is evident in this final installment of his My Struggle series. Grappling directly with the consequences of Knausgaard’s transgressive blurring of public and private, Book 6 is a troubling and engrossing look into the mind of one of the most exciting artists of our time. Knausgaard includes a long essay on Hitler and Mein Kampf, particularly relevant (if not prescient) in our current global climate of ascending dictatorships.

A Death in the Family

One of the Guardian’s 100 Best Books of the 21st Century, an addictive and searingly honest novel about childhood, family and grief Karl Ove Knausgaard writes about his life with painful honesty.

Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446496996

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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One of the Guardian’s 100 Best Books of the 21st Century, an addictive and searingly honest novel about childhood, family and grief Karl 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. When Karl Ove becomes a father himself, he must balance the demands of caring for a young family with his determination to write great literature. Knausgaard has created a universal story of the struggles, great and small, that we all face in our lives. A profound and mesmerizing work, written as if the author’s very life were at stake. ‘It’s unbelievable... It's completely blown my mind’ Zadie Smith

My Struggle

My Struggle: Book 4 finds an eighteen-year-old Karl Ove Knausgaard in a tiny fishing village in northern Norway, where he has been hired as a schoolteacher and is living on his own for the first time.

Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711151

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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My Struggle: Book 4 finds an eighteen-year-old Karl Ove Knausgaard in a tiny fishing village in northern Norway, where he has been hired as a schoolteacher and is living on his own for the first time. When the ferocious winter takes hold, Karl Ove--in the company of the Håfjord locals, a warm and earthy group who have spent their lives working, drinking, and joking together in close quarters--confronts private demons, reels from humiliations, and is elated by small victories. We are immersed, along with Karl Ove, in this world--sometimes claustrophobic, sometimes serenely beautiful--where memories and physical obsessions burn throughout the endless Arctic winter. In Book 4, Karl Ove must weigh the realities of his new life as a writer against everything he had believed it would be.

The End

From the international phenomenon Karl Ove Knausgaard, the extraordinary final volume of ‘the most significant literary enterprise of our times’ (Guardian) In this final novel in the My Struggle cycle, Karl Ove Knausgaard examines life, ...

Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448190800

Category: Fiction

Page: 1168

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From the international phenomenon Karl Ove Knausgaard, the extraordinary final volume of ‘the most significant literary enterprise of our times’ (Guardian) In this final novel in the My Struggle cycle, Karl Ove Knausgaard examines life, death, love and literature with unsparing rigour and begins to count the cost of his project. The End reflects on the fallout from the earlier books, with Knausgaard facing the pressures of literary acclaim and its often shattering repercussions. It is at once a meditation on writing and its relationship with reality, and an account of a writer’s relationship with himself – from his ambitions to his doubts and frailties. ‘Epic... It creates a world that absorbs you utterly’ Sunday Times ‘Compulsively addictive’ Daily Telegraph ‘My Struggle has strong claim to be the great literary event of the twenty-first century’ Guardian ‘A mesmerising, thought-provoking and genuinely important work of art’ Spectator

My Struggle Book Six

Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Publisher: Archipelago Books

ISBN: 0914671995

Category: Fiction

Page: 1160

View: 505

The final installment in the long awaited, internationally celebrated My Struggle series. The full scope and achievement of Knausgaard's monumental work is evident in this final installment of his My Struggle series. Grappling directly with the consequences of Knausgaard's transgressive blurring of public and private Book Six is a troubling and engrossing look into the mind of one of the most exciting artists of our time. Knausgaard includes a long essay on Hitler and Mein Kampf, particularly relevant (if not prescient) in our current global climate of ascending dictatorships.

Some Rain Must Fall

An exhilarating story of ambition, joy and failure in early manhood from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard As the youngest student to be admitted to Bergen’s prestigious Writing Academy, Karl Ove arrives full of excitement ...

Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448190797

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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An exhilarating story of ambition, joy and failure in early manhood from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard As the youngest student to be admitted to Bergen’s prestigious Writing Academy, Karl Ove arrives full of excitement and writerly aspirations. Soon though, he is stripped of his youthful illusions. His writing is revealed to be puerile and clichéd, and his social efforts are a dismal failure. He drowns his shame in drink and rock music. Then, little by little, things begin to change. He falls in love, gives up writing 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. ‘Breathtaking... Knausgaard has a rare talent for making everyday life seem fascinating’ The Times

A Man in Love

An electrifying story about love and new life from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard This is a book about leaving your wife and everything you know.

Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448155983

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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An electrifying story about love and new life from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard This is a book about leaving your wife and everything you know. It is about fresh starts, about love, about friendship. 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. This is a book about one man’s life but, somehow, about everyone else’s too. ‘Compelling, rewarding...breathtaking’ Observer

My Struggle

Perhaps the most Proustian in the series, My Struggle: Book 3 gives us Knausgaard's vivid, technicolor recollections of childhood, his emerging self-understanding, and the multilayered nature of time's passing, memory, and existence.

Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711143

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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The third volume—the book that made Knausgaard a phenomenon in the United States—in the addictive New York Times bestselling series A family of four—mother, father, and two boys—move to the south coast of Norway, to a new house on a newly developed site. It is the early 1970s and the family's trajectory is upwardly mobile: the future seems limitless. In painstaking, sometimes self-lacerating detail, Karl Ove Knausgaard paints a world familiar to anyone who can recall the intensity and novelty of childhood experience, one in which children and adults lead parallel lives that never meet. Perhaps the most Proustian in the series, My Struggle: Book 3 gives us Knausgaard's vivid, technicolor recollections of childhood, his emerging self-understanding, and the multilayered nature of time's passing, memory, and existence.

My Struggle Book 2

I bought one of those cheap art books full of pictures of angels, and one of them
attracted my interest, it was of three angels out walking in the Italian countryside,
wearing sixteenth-century clothes. I wrote about someone who saw them walking
 ...

Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711135

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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"[Book 2] sears the reader because Knausgaard is a passionate idealist [who] wants to fight the conformity and homogeneity of modern bourgeois existence." —James Wood, The New Yorker In the second installment of Karl Ove Knausgaard's monumental six-volume masterpiece, the character Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to Stockholm, where, having left his wife, he leads a solitary existence. He strikes up a deep friendship with another exiled Norwegian, a Nietzschean intellectual and boxing fanatic named Geir. He also tracks down Linda, whom he met at a writers' workshop a few years earlier and who fascinated him deeply. My Struggle: Book 2 is at heart a love story—the story of Karl Ove falling in love with his second wife. But the novel also tells other stories: of becoming a father, of the turbulence of family life, of outrageously unsuccessful attempts at a family vacation, of the emotional strain of birthday parties for children, and of the daily frustrations, rhythms, and distractions of city life keeping him from (and filling) his novel. It is a brilliant work that emphatically delivers on the unlikely promise that many hundreds of pages later readers will be left breathlessly demanding more.

Home and Away

He likes caipirinhas and Brazil. Home and Away is an unusual soccer book, in which the two authors use soccer and the World Cup in Brazil as the arena for reflections on life and death, art and politics, class and literature.

Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374714649

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

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Two world-class writers reveal themselves to be the ultimate soccer fans in these collected letters Karl Ove Knausgaard is sitting at home in Skåne with his wife, four small children, and dog. He is watching soccer on TV and falls asleep in front of the set. He likes 0-0 draws, cigarettes, coffee, and Argentina. Fredrik Ekelund is away, in Brazil, where he plays soccer on the beach and watches matches with others. Ekelund loves games that end up 4-3 and teams that play beautiful soccer. He likes caipirinhas and Brazil. Home and Away is an unusual soccer book, in which the two authors use soccer and the World Cup in Brazil as the arena for reflections on life and death, art and politics, class and literature. What does it mean to be at home in a globalized world? This exchange of letters opens up new vistas and gives us stories from the lives of two creative writers. We get under their skin and gain insight into their relationships with modern times and soccer’s place in their lives, the significance the game has for people in general, and the question Was this the best soccer championship ever?


Dear Knausgaard

Adrian's crushing honesty, her unusual forbearance: these make the book a moving and intimate one. Her long attachment to My Struggle makes the critique an essential read.

Author: Kim Adrian

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780999431658

Category:

Page: 194

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Literary Nonfiction. In a series of warm and often funny letters, essayist and memoirist Kim Adrian delivers a compelling feminist critique of the 6-volume autobiographical novel My Struggle, by Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard. Adrian's book of letters begins as a witty and entertaining response to a seminal work and transforms into a fierce and powerful interrogation of the darker social and cultural forces informing Knausgaard's project. Through an examination of the curious operations of intimacy demanded on both sides of the page by all great literature, DEAR KNAUSGAARD ultimately provides a heartfelt celebration of the act of reading itself. "Kim Adrian's DEAR KNAUSGAARD isn't just for everyone who reveled in or fought with My Struggle, it's for everyone who reads--period, everyone who struggles with the profoundly complicated act of engaging with another mind. It is both a love letter to Knausgaard and a feminist critique of his work, a celebration and deconstruction of the act of close reading, and a meta-commentary on the relationship between writer and reader. Smart, funny, intimate, and erudite, this marvelous book is a powerful argument for the potential of reading to change us, to alter the trajectory of our lives."--Peter Grandbois "DEAR KNAUSGAARD brings together two notions of what it means to be good, two kinds of writerly indulgence, two versions of the casualness and self-attentiveness of our era. In these imaginary letters, Kim Adrian faces down her hero and unwitting oppressor, a man whose novels have helped her see the world anew, but whose blind spots give pain and spark anger. Adrian's crushing honesty, her unusual forbearance: these make the book a moving and intimate one. Her long attachment to My Struggle makes the critique an essential read."--William Pierce

MY STRUGGLE FOR EXCELLENCE

This book revolves around the themes of “Struggle for Success” and “Struggle for Excellence” and makes sincere attempts to provide readers with necessary guidelines and time-tested principles with the help of numerous interesting ...

Author: BIRENDRA NATH SINGH

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1636067344

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 122

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Struggles are inbuilt in the system of human life and they automatically start the moment anyone takes birth. On the other side, life is precious and only a one-time gift of God with no provision for ‘Retake’ or ‘Once More’. Hence, whatever any individual wants to do, has to be done in this short life only. In order to achieve anything, one has to properly plan one’s goals or dreams and has to work hard and struggle continuously with rock-like strong determinations and be ready to accept all challenges and threats of life. Failures are bound to come in the way, but one should not be upset by that, rather try to learn lessons from those failures. Moreover, one has to continuously reset one’s goals, re-channelize energy levels, boost up moral strengths and confidence and fight back until success is achieved. Struggles that people normally undertake could be of any of the following kind: i. Struggle for Existence ii. Struggle for Survival iii. Struggle for Success iv. Struggle for Excellence They depend on the results one expects out of one’s struggles. This book revolves around the themes of “Struggle for Success” and “Struggle for Excellence” and makes sincere attempts to provide readers with necessary guidelines and time-tested principles with the help of numerous interesting and real-life incidents, examples and heart-melting stories of a young man who, under all adverse circumstances, decides to struggle hard to be successful and ultimately to achieve excellence in life…

Dancing in the Dark

A beautiful, funny, vital novel of teenage years and teenage mistakes from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard Fresh out of high school, Karl Ove moves to a remote fishing village to work as a teacher.

Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448155851

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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A beautiful, funny, vital novel of teenage years and teenage mistakes from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard Fresh out of high school, Karl Ove moves to a remote fishing village to work as a teacher. He has no interest in the job itself – or in any other job for that matter, his sole aim is to save money and start writing. All goes well to begin with but as the nights grow longer, his life takes a darker turn. Drinking causes him blackouts, his repeated attempts at losing his virginity end in humiliation, and to his own great distress he develops romantic feelings towards one of his 13-year-old students. And all the while the shadow of his father looms large. ‘Beautifully human... Being drawn into Knausgaard’s world is an ineluctable pleasure’ The Times

In the Land of the Cyclops

These essays capture Knausgaard's remarkable ability to mediate between the personal and the universal, between life and art.

Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Publisher: Archipelago

ISBN: 1939810752

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

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From New York Times bestselling author Karl Ove Knausgaard comes a collection of ambitious, remarkably erudite essays on art, literature, culture, and philosophy. In the Land of the Cyclops is Karl Ove Knausgaard's first collection of essays to be published in English. In these wide-ranging pieces, Knausgaard reflects openly on Ingmar Bergman's notebooks, Anselm Kiefer, the Northern Lights, Madame Bovary, Rembrandt, and the role of an editor with penetrating intelligence. Accompanied by color reproductions throughout, these essays illuminate Cindy Sherman's shadowlands, the sublime mystery of Sally Mann's vision, and the serious play of Francesca Woodman. These essays capture Knausgaard's remarkable ability to mediate between the personal and the universal, between life and art. Each piece glimmers with Knausgaard's candor and his longing to authentically see, understand, and experience the world.

My Struggle for Freedom

Hans Küng is undoubtedly one of the most important theologians of our time, but he has always been a controversial figure, and as the result of a much-publicized clash over papal infallibility had his permission to teach revoked by the ...

Author: Hans Küng

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826476388

Category: Religion

Page: 496

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Hans Küng is undoubtedly one of the most important theologians of our time, but he has always been a controversial figure, and as the result of a much-publicized clash over papal infallibility had his permission to teach revoked by the Vatican. Yet at seventy-five he is also something like a senior statesman, one of the 'Group of Eminent Persons' convened by the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and a friend of heads of government like Tony Blair and President Mubarak of Egypt. In this fascinating autobiography he gives a frank and outspoken account of the first four decades of his life. He tells of his youth in Switzerland and his decision to become a priest; his doubts and struggles as he studied in Rome and Paris, and his experiences as a professor in Tübingen, where he received a chair at the amazingly early age of thirty-one. Most importantly, as one of the last surviving eye-witnesses he gives an authentic account of the struggles behind the scenes at the Second Vatican Council, in which he took part as a theological expert. Here it becomes clear just how major an influence he was, to the point of shaping the Council's agenda and drafting speeches for bishops to deliver in plenary sessions. With its rich thought and vivid narrative, Küng's book paints a moving picture of his personal convictions, and his struggle for a Christianity characterized not by the domination of an official church but by Jesus.

My Struggle

The complete works of Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, in detailing his ideology with National Socialist principles (nazismus) There is no doubt that this book represents the theses contaminated by a person subjugated Europe bringing it almost to ...

Author: Hitler Adolf

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523997640

Category:

Page: 488

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The complete works of Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, in detailing his ideology with National Socialist principles (nazismus) There is no doubt that this book represents the theses contaminated by a person subjugated Europe bringing it almost to the brink of a general abyss. The reader has before him psychopathic arguments of a sick mentality by which, used as oral arms, dragging knew a German population to self-destruction. Essential book to understand the Holocaust or Shoah. index: MY STRUGGLE AUTHOR'S PREFACE VOLUME ONE, "RETROSPECT" CHAPTER ONE: "IN THE HOME OF MY PARENTS CHAPTER TWO: "YEARS OF SUFFERING IN VIENNA" CHAPTER THREE: POLITICAL REFLECTIONS OF THE TIME OF MY STAY IN VIENNA CHAPTER FOUR: MUNICH CHAPTER FIVE: WORLD WAR CHAPTER SIX: PROPAGANDA WAR CHAPTER SEVEN: THE REVOLUTION CHAPTER EIGHT: INITIATION OF MY POLITICAL ACTIVITY CHAPTER NINE: THE GERMAN WORKERS' PARTY CHAPTER TEN: THE CAUSES OF THE DISASTER CHAPTER ELEVEN: NATIONALITY AND RACE CHAPTER TWELVE: THE FIRST PHASE OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST GERMAN WORKERS PARTY VOLUME TWO: THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST MOVEMENT CHAPTER ONE: IDEOLOGY AND PARTY CHAPTER TWO: THE STATE CHAPTER THREE: SUBJECTS AND CITIZENS CHAPTER FOUR: PERSONALITY AND NATIONALIST CONCEPTION OF THE STATE CHAPTER FIVE: IDEOLOGY AND ORGANIZATION CHAPTER SIX: OUR STRUGGLE IN THE EARLY DAYS. THE IMPORTANCE OF ORATORY CHAPTER SEVEN: THE FIGHT AGAINST THE RED FRONT CHAPTER EIGHT: THE STRONGMAN IS STRONGER AS HE IS ALONE CHAPTER NINE: BASIC IDEAS ON THE PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION OF THE SA CHAPTER TEN: THE MASK OF FEDERALISM CHAPTER ELEVEN: PROPAGANDA AND ORGANIZATION CHAPTER TWELVE: THE PROBLEM OF LABOR UNIONS CHAPTER THIRTEEN: THE ALLIANCE POLICY OF GERMANY AFTER THE WAR CHAPTER FOURTEEN: POLITICAL ORIENTATION CHAPTER FIFTEEN: THE RIGHT OF SELF-DEFENSE