With a new introduction by Robert Macfarlane
Karl Ove Knausgaard was born in Norway in 1968 and made his debut with the novel Out of This World (Ute av verden). A Time for Everything is his second novel and was nominated for the Nordic Council Prize. It is his first to be translated into English. The first volume of his Min Kamp (My Struggle) has been named a finalist for Norway's 2009 Brage Prize.
PRAISE FROM NORWAY
‘A rare feat. No one of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s generation can match his combination of narrative flair, style, obser-vational skills and original thought… With the first volume you don’t know whether to read fast to find out what happens or slowly to relish every sentence’ Dagens Næringsliv
PRAISE FROM SPAIN
‘An important book, a literary endeavour worthy of admiration and a model of literary vocation’ El País
PRAISE FROM FINLAND
‘Rarely in the life of a reader or critic does a book come along that has everything. In our brief human life this can be read as one of the greatest riches. The first hallmark of this kind of extraordinary book is that you read it in one sitting. Karl Ove Knausgaard’s novel My Struggle is one of those works you’ll remember when you meet St. Peter at the gates of heaven’ Satakunnan Kansa
PRAISE FROM DENMARK
‘Karl Ove Knausgaard has started something that could turn out a masterpiece in Scandinavian literature with roots in the tradition of the great novels by Marcel Proust, Robert Musil and Thomas Mann’ Berlingske Tidende
PRAISE FROM ITALY
‘Knausgaard has a Proustian ability to hypnotise his reader, and to induce a trance-like state’ La Stampa
PRAISE FROM GERMANY
Knausgaard’s unrestrained thinking is magnificent, providing a torrent of ideas. Courageously and confidently, he portrays life in all its breadth’ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
‘Knausgaard tells the stories themselves in strictly realistic fashion, but his reflections are of such seething intelligence that they develop an almost hypnotic power’ WDR 5
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