My Struggle: Book Six - Karl Ove Knausgaard

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This sixth most challenging and ambitious volume of My Struggle, begins with the fallout following publication of Book One.  We are then plunged headlong into the nature of self, with juxtapositions between Hitler’s Mein Kampf and the writings of Jack London, Paul Celan, Karl Marx and others – as well as dense commentary on the Old Testament.  The third, harrowing and deeply moving part of this book deals with his wife’s nervous breakdown.  But “Sacrifice is never merely a loss. For something is always gained by sacrifice,” Knausgaard writes about Abraham and Isaac.  He might be writing about himself. “What he gained,” Knausgaard observes, “was the innermost meaning of life.”

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By Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett (Translated by), Martin Aitken (Translated by)
$33.00
ISBN: 9780914671992
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Published: Archipelago - September 18th, 2018

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