A Death in the Family
In this utterly remarkable novel Karl Ove Knausgaard writes with painful honesty 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... show more
In this utterly remarkable novel Karl Ove Knausgaard writes with painful honesty 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. "A Death in the Family" is a Proustian exploration of his past, in which Knausgaard creates a universal story of the struggles, great and small, that we all face in our lives. "A Death in the Family" is a profoundly serious, gripping and hugely readable work written as if the author's very life were at stake.
Publish date: March 1st 2012
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Min kamp (#1)
„Man weiß zu wenig, und es existiert nicht. Man weiß zu viel, und es existiert nicht. Schreiben heißt, das Existierende aus den Schatten dessen zu ziehen, was wir wissen. Darum geht es beim Schreiben. Nicht, was dort geschieht, nicht, welche Dinge sich dort ereignen, sondern es geht um das Dort an s...
bookshelves: published-2009, translation, winter-20132014, series, paper-read, norway, newtome-author, tbr-busting-2014, families, cover-love Read from September 14, 2013 to April 13, 2014 Oslo's National Theatre holds Knausgård play Norway's National Theatre has postponed its production of Karl...
Benieuwd wat Knausgard over zijn vader heeft te vertellen in dit gehypete boek.Erg mooi. Biografische vertelling van de periode totaan de dood van de vader. Mooie beschrijvingen, vaak erg herkenbaar. Bv. over het muziekmaken zonder enig talent te heben :-).Ik ga zeker door met het 2e boek van de tri...
04/17 100% "This is an amazing book. So unsettling but in a mesmerizing sort of way. It is dreamlike but chock full of reality. I am afraid for my dreams that will come from this heartfelt and painfully serious work of the very first rank." 04/14 69.0% "All this bit about his father dyin...
Don't read it. Just let it wash over you like a stream of consciousness.