Karl Ove Knausgaard My Struggle: Book One

ISBN 13: 9780914671008

My Struggle: Book One

4.08 avg rating
( 22,491 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780914671008: My Struggle: Book One
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Almost ten years have passed since Karl Ove Knausgaard s father drank himself to death Vulnerable and assailed by doubts he is now embarking on a new novel With an uncanny eye for detail Knausgaard breaks down his own life story to its elementary particles reliving memories reopening wounds and examining with candor the turbulence and the epiphanies that emerge from his own experience of fatherhood the fallout in the wake of his father s death and his visceral connection to music art and literature Karl Ove s dilemmas strike nerves that give us raw glimpses of our particular moment in history as we witness what happens to the sensitive and churning mind of a young man trying as if his very life depended on it to find his place in the disjointed world around him This Proustian masterpiece opens a window into one of the most original minds writing today Intense and vital The need for totality brings superb lingering celestial passagesThe concluding sentences of the book are placid plain achieved They have what Walter Benjamin called the epic side of truth wisdom James Wood The New Yorker While not unconcerned with finding objective truth in the moments he recounts Mr Knausgaard aims first to simply record them to try to shape the banal into something worth remembering Beautifully rendered and at times painfully observant his book does a superlative job of finding that inner core of human existence The Wall Street Journal Steadily absorbing lit up by pages of startling insight and harrowing honesty My Struggle introduces into world literature a singular character and immerses us in his fascinating Underground Man consciousness Philip Lopate Karl Ove with his shyness his passion his honesty can take on any subject and make it his own Edmund White I read both books One and Two hungrily and find myself already missing Knausgaard just a few days after turning A Man in Love s last page searching the Web for i

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Karl Ove Knausgaard was born in Norway in 1968. His debut novel Out of This World won the Norwegian Critics Prize in 2004 and his A Time for Everything (Archipelago) was a finalist for the Nordic Council Prize. For My Struggle, Knausgaard received the Brage Award in 2009 (for Book One), the 2010 Book of the Year Prize in Morgenbladet, and the P2 Listeners' Prize. It is also a finalist for The Believer Fiction Prize. My Struggle has been translated into more than fifiteen languages. Knausgaard lives in Sweden with his wife and three children. The author lives in Sweden.

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

For the heart, life is simple: it beats for as long as it can. Then it stops. Sooner or later, one day, this pounding action will cease of its own accord, and the blood will begin to run towards the body’s lowest point, where it will collect in a small pool, visible from outside as a dark, soft patch on ever whitening skin, as the temperature sinks, the limbs stiffen and the intestines drain. These changes in the first hours occur so slowly and take place with such inexorability that there is something almost ritualistic about them...

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN 10: 0914671006 ISBN 13: 9780914671008
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
book-net
(Sugarland, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New Book. Seller Inventory # 0914671006SBK

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Knausgaard, Karl Ove/ Bartlett, Don (trn)
ISBN 10: 0914671006 ISBN 13: 9780914671008
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 20878046-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Knausgaard, Karl Ove
ISBN 10: 0914671006 ISBN 13: 9780914671008
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VR-9780914671008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Knausgaard, Karl Ove
ISBN 10: 0914671006 ISBN 13: 9780914671008
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. HRD. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780914671008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

KNAUSGAARD, KARL OVE
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0914671006 ISBN 13: 9780914671008
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0914671006

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Knausgaard, Karl Ove
Published by Archipelago
ISBN 10: 0914671006 ISBN 13: 9780914671008
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Archipelago. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0914671006. Seller Inventory # Z0914671006ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Knausgaard, Karl Ove
Published by Archipelago
ISBN 10: 0914671006 ISBN 13: 9780914671008
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Archipelago. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0914671006. Seller Inventory # Z0914671006ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Knausgaard, Karl Ove
Published by Archipelago
ISBN 10: 0914671006 ISBN 13: 9780914671008
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Archipelago. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0914671006. Seller Inventory # Z0914671006ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Knausgaard, Karl Ove
Published by Archipelago
ISBN 10: 0914671006 ISBN 13: 9780914671008
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Scarborough, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Archipelago. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0914671006. Seller Inventory # Z0914671006ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Knausgaard, Karl Ove
Published by Archipelago (2014)
ISBN 10: 0914671006 ISBN 13: 9780914671008
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Archipelago, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0914671006

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book