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  • Published: 1 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099555179
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $22.99

A Man in Love

My Struggle Book 2




An electrifying story about love and new life from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard

An electrifying story about love and new life from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard
This is a book about leaving your wife and everything you know.

It is about fresh starts, about love, about friendship. It is also about the earth-shattering experience of becoming a father, the mundane struggles of family life, ridiculously unsuccessful holidays, humiliating antenatal music classes, fights with quarrelsome neighbours, the emotional strains of childrens’ birthday parties and pushing a pram around Stockholm when all you really want to do is write.

This is a book about one man’s life but, somehow, about everyone else’s too.

‘Compelling, rewarding…breathtaking’ Observer

  • Pub date: 1 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099555179
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Karl Ove Knausgaard

Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle cycle has been heralded as a masterpiece all over the world. From A Death in the Family to The End, the novels move through childhood into adulthood and, together, form an enthralling portrait of human life. Knausgaard has been awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature, the Brage Prize and the Jerusalem Prize. His work, which also includes Out of the World, A Time for Everything and the Seasons Quartet, is published in thirty-five languages.

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Praise for A Man in Love

“A stunningly eloquent set of reflections on masculinity, domesticity and the artist's itch to escape”

Boyd Tonkin, Independent

“Punishingly honest record of the triumphs and banalities of his own life”

Tim Martin, Telegraph

“My favourite book of the year… He has the ability to make the small details of his life fascinating”

William Leith, Spectator

“A brutally honest self-examination in what feels like real time”

Justine Jordan, Guardian Online

“Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-volume autobiographical novel My Struggle is one of the most absorbing literary projects of recent times, one that has seen the Norwegian writer dubbed the Scandinavian Proust”

Stephen Romei, Spectator

“Packed with existential angst and fierce insights”

Big Issue in the North

“Packed with existential angst and fierce insights”

Big Issue in the North

“Required reading for new fathers”

Richard Godwin, Evening Standard

“This is a reading experience like no other. Fearless in its truth-telling and as real as life, it is an epic study of what it feels like to be alive”

Carys Davies, Metro

“Rare and ruthless... this deserves to be called perhaps the most significant literary enterprise of our times”

Guardian

“A brutally honest self-examination in what feels like real time”

Justine Jordan, Guardian Online

“Punishingly honest record of the triumphs and banalities of his own life”

Tim Martin, Telegraph

“Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-volume autobiographical novel My Struggle is one of the most absorbing literary projects of recent times, one that has seen the Norwegian writer dubbed the Scandinavian Proust”

Stephen Romei, Spectator

“Packed with existential angst and fierce insights”

Big Issue in the North

“Required reading for new fathers”

Richard Godwin, Evening Standard

“A stunningly eloquent set of reflections on masculinity, domesticity and the artist's itch to escape”

Independent

“Punishingly honest record of the triumphs and banalities of his own life”

Telegraph

“My favourite book of the year… He has the ability to make the small details of his life fascinating”

Spectator

“A brutally honest self-examination in what feels like real time”

Guardian Online

“Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-volume autobiographical novel My Struggle is one of the most absorbing literary projects of recent times, one that has seen the Norwegian writer dubbed the Scandinavian Proust”

Spectator

“Packed with existential angst and fierce insights”

Big Issue in the North

“By closely examining his world, he gives readers impetus to reflect on their lives. He reveals plenty about himself and his loved ones, but the people we learn most about from My Struggle are ourselves”

Independent

“Maddening and fascinating”

Daily Telegraph


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