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My Struggle, Book 6

Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Series: My Struggle, Book 6
Length: 43 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
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My Struggle introduces American listeners to the audacious, addictive, and profoundly surprising international literary sensation that is the provocative and brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard. It has already been anointed a Proustian masterpiece and is the rare work of dazzling literary originality that is intense and irresistible. 

Unafraid of the big issues - death, love, art, fear - and yet committed to the intimate details of life as it is lived, My Struggle is an essential work of contemporary literature.

©2018 Karl Ove Knausgaard; Martin Aitken, Don Bartlett (Translation) (P)2018 Recorded Books

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The long long section on Hitler is fascinating but too long. The repetition throughout the volume is slightly annoying. But the last section on Linda’s nervous break down is riveting, and all in all this is it, A fitting climax, a magisterial conclusion, to a great work of introspection and performance that explores the boundaries between self representation and authenticity

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Having listened to all 6 books, it took a few months, I find it hard to part with them. I wish it could go on... It was painful at times, this unmasked honesty revealing a life is not easy, but it is telling my life too, even if the details are totally different. The long essay about Paul Celan's Death Fugue was wonderful; the essay about Hitler too long, I had to skip parts, but I can understand why it was there. This has been a unique experience.

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Well worth the journey.

Asks many questions that it can't possibly answer which is all I ever really want from a book. I would eagerly read Volume 7 if he wrote it, but he better not ... for Linda's sake.

It feels like a unique work and approach to writing. and yet, it succeeds at being universal enough to feel like My struggle instead of his. And that is despite the fact that I suffer almost none of the troubles he has. But I can see how narrowly I escaped them.

Someday, when it's reissued, he should consider changing the title of the series to the one suggested by his brother's email response to receiving the first manuscript.

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