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My Struggle Book One

Knausgaard, Karl & Don Bartlett

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ISBN 10: 1935744186 / ISBN 13: 9781935744184
Published by Archipelago, E-57, 2012
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Trade PB. 8vo. Archipelago Books. 2012. 430 pgs. First Archipelago Books Edition. Signed and inscribed by the Karl Ove Knausgaard on the title page. Wrappers lightly worn with some light shelf-wear to the extremities present. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. E-57; 7.48 X 6.14 X 1.18 inches; 430 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 46977

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Title: My Struggle Book One

Publisher: Archipelago, E-57

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Winner of the 2009 Brage Prize, the 2010 Book of the Year Prize in Morgenbladet, the 2010 P2 Listeners' Prize, and the 2004 Norwegian Critics' Prize and nominated for the 2010 Nordic Council Literary Prize.

"No one in his generation equals Knausgaard."—Dagens Næringsliv

"A tremendous piece of literature."—Politiken (Denmark)

To the heart, life is simple: it beats for as long as it can. Then it stops. Sooner or later, one day or another, this thumping motion shuts down of its own accord. . . . The changes of these first hours happen so slowly and are performed with such an inevitability that there is almost a touch of ritual about them, as if life capitulates according to set rules, a kind of gentleman's agreement.

Almost ten years have passed since Karl O. Knausgaard's father drank himself to death. He is now embarking on his third novel while haunted by self-doubt. Knausgaard breaks his own life story down to its elementary particles, often recreating memories in real time, blending recollections of images and conversation with profound questions in a remarkable way. Knausgaard probes into his past, dissecting struggles—great and small—with great candor and vitality. Articulating universal dilemmas, this Proustian masterpiece opens a window into one of the most original minds writing today.

Karl O. Knausgaard was born in Norway in 1968. His debut novel Out of This World won the Norwegian Critics' Prize and his A Time for Everything was nominated for the Nordic Council Prize.


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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. My Struggle has been translated into more than fifteen languages. Knausgaard lives in Sweden with his wife and three 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.

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