Capturing the mundane in an oddly addictive way

Memoir: Dancing In The DarkMy Struggle: Book FourBy Karl Ove Knausgård. Harvill Secker, €19.

26th April, 2015
Capturing the mundane in an oddly addictive way
Karl Ove Knausgård: an unlikely commercial juggernaut in his native Norway and beyond

In his native Norway, Karl Ove Knausgård has already reached peak fame. Not only did My Struggle, his 3,600-page, six-volume autobiographical novel, sell half a million copies, it also generated significant controversy – partly because its Norwegian title, Min Kamp, is the same as the Norwegian title of Hitler’s memoir, Mein Kampf; and partly because some of Knausgård’s subjects objected to how he appropriated them for the book....

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