47: My Struggle

The pursuit of post-romantic transcendence disguised as comic/horrific oversharing…or is it the other way around?  Intricate structural artifice disguised as off-the-cuff rambling…or is it the other way around?

This episode of The Sometime Seminar discusses, without finishing, My Struggle (English 2012-forthcoming; Norwegian 2009-2011), an immersive six-volume memoir-fiction by Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Supplementary links: James Wood in The New Yorker reviews the first volume; Tim Parks in an NYRB blog post discusses the Knausgaard phenomenon

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