My Struggle: Book 3 (Paperback)

My Struggle: Book 3 By Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett (Translated by) Cover Image
By Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett (Translated by)
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This is book number 3 in the My Struggle series.


The third volume —the book that made Karl Ove Knausgaard a phenomenon in the United States—in the addictive New York Times bestselling series, My Struggle.

A family of four—mother, father, and two boys—move to the south coast of Norway, to a new house on a newly developed site. It is the early 1970s and the family's trajectory is upwardly mobile: the future seems limitless. In painstaking, sometimes self-lacerating detail, Karl Ove Knausgaard paints a world familiar to anyone who can recall the intensity and novelty of childhood experience, one in which children and adults lead parallel lives that never meet.

Perhaps the most Proustian in the series, My Struggle: Book 3 gives us Knausgaard's vivid, technicolor recollections of childhood, his emerging self-understanding, and the multilayered nature of time's passing, memory, and existence.

About the Author

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.

Don Bartlett has translated dozens of books of various genres, including several novels and short story collections by Jo Nesbø and It's Fine by Me by Per Petterson. He lives in Norfolk, England.

Praise For…

“Halfway through, this series is starting to look like an early-21st-century masterpiece.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374534165
ISBN-10: 0374534160
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: April 28th, 2015
Pages: 464
Language: English
Series: My Struggle