A Death In The Family

A Death In The Family

Paperback | July 23, 2013

byKarl Ove KnausgaardTranslated byDon Bartlett

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An international phenomenon, which has been declared a masterpiece everywhere it has been published. A searingly honest, addictive and controversial read.

In this utterly remarkable novel Karl Ove Knausgaard writes with painful honesty about his childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his loving yet almost invisible mother and his distant and unpredictable father, and his bewilderment and grief on his father's death. When Karl Ove becomes a father himself, he must balance the demands of caring for a young family with his determination to write great literature. In A Death in the Family Knausgaard has created a universal story of the struggles, great and small, that we all face in our lives. A profoundly serious, gripping and hugely readable work written as if the author's very life were at stake.

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An international phenomenon, which has been declared a masterpiece everywhere it has been published. A searingly honest, addictive and controversial read.In this utterly remarkable novel Karl Ove Knausgaard writes with painful honesty about his childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his lovi...

KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD's first novel, Out of the World, was the first ever debut novel to win The Norwegian Critics' Prize and his second, A Time to Every Purpose Under Heaven, was widely acclaimed. A Death in the Family, the first of the My Struggle cycle of novels, was awarded the prestigious Brage Award. The My Struggle cycle has been ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 7.78 × 5.1 × 1.03 inPublished:July 23, 2013Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099555166

ISBN - 13:9780099555162

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shockingly Beautiful It is difficult to convince readers to buy this book based on reviews. People will tell you "he talks about the most banal things, like going to the grocery store or walking home from school." And this is true. This book details some of the most average, every day occurrences you can imagine. But there is something about Knausgaard's writing which makes you unable to put it down. The way he describes the tiniest details in everyday life are endlessly thought provoking and beautiful that you find yourself examining these same tiny features of your own life and thinking about what they really mean. Again, this may seem like something that wouldn't be interesting but it is. Picking up this book is well worth it.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remarkable This is was one of the greatest books I've read in a long long time. Riveting account of the minutiae of everyday life. Sounds grisly and boring, but I couldn't put it down. Beautifully written.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Riveting A riveting account of the meaningless occurrences in life that make it meaningful. An article about the author says it best... it is like opening someone else's diary and reading your own secrets. I'll definitely be reading book two.
Date published: 2016-02-25