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My Struggle

An international sensation since Book One, the Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-part autobiographical novel My Struggle, hailed as one of the highest achievements in contemporary literature, is a relentless account of the author’s own life. Beginning with the loss of his alcoholic father, to young Karl Ove’s awkward adolescence and failed attempts at love, to his later anxieties about fatherhood and raising children with a mentally-unstable wife, readers will come to each installment “…like crack” (Zadie Smith). My Struggle has struck a nerve in the literary culture like no other work of contemporary fiction.

“Intense and vital . . . Where many contemporary writers would reflexively turn to irony, Knausgaard is intense and utterly honest, unafraid to voice universal anxieties.” James Wood, The New Yorker

  • My Struggle: Book 6
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    • My Struggle: Book 6

    • My Struggle (Volume 6)
      Karl Ove Knausgaard; Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Martin Aitken
      Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    • The final installment in the long-awaited, internationally celebrated My Struggle series.

      The full scope and achievement of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s monumental work is evident...

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  • My Struggle: Book 5
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    • My Struggle: Book 5

    • My Struggle (Volume 5)
      Karl Ove Knausgaard; Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
      Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    • The fifth installment in the eagerly awaited, internationally celebrated My Struggle series

      The fifth book of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s powerful My Struggle series is written...

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  • My Struggle: Book 4
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    • My Struggle: Book 4

    • My Struggle (Volume 4)
      Karl Ove Knausgaard; Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
      Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    • My Struggle: Book 4 finds an eighteen-year-old Karl Ove Knausgaard in a tiny fishing village in northern Norway, where he has been hired as a schoolteacher and is living on his own for the first...

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  • My Struggle: Book 3
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    • My Struggle: Book 3

    • My Struggle (Volume 3)
      Karl Ove Knausgaard; Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
      Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    • The third volume—the book that made Knausgaard a phenomenon in the United States—in the addictive New York Times bestselling series

      A family of four—mother,...

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  • My Struggle: Book 3
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    • My Struggle: Book 3

    • My Struggle (Volume 3)
      Karl Ove Knausgaard; Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
      Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    • The third volume—the book that made Knausgaard a phenomenon in the United States—in the addictive New York Times bestselling series

      A family of four—mother,...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • My Struggle: Book 2
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    • My Struggle: Book 2

    • My Struggle (Volume 2)
      Karl Ove Knausgaard; Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
      Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    • "[Book 2] sears the reader because Knausgaard is a passionate idealist [who] wants to fight the conformity and homogeneity of modern bourgeois existence." —James Wood, The...

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  • My Struggle: Book 1
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    • My Struggle: Book 1

    • My Struggle (Volume 1)
      Karl Ove Knausgaard; Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
      Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    • A New York Times bestseller, My Struggle: Book 1 introduces American readers to the audacious, addictive, and profoundly surprising international literary sensation that is the provocative...

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Karl Ove Knausgaard

Karl Ove Knausgaard was born in Norway in 1968. My Struggle has won countless international literary awards and has been translated into at least fifteen languages. Knausgaard lives in Sweden with his wife and four children.

Asbjørn Jensen

Karl Ove Knausgaard