My Struggle: Book Two: A Man in Love

My Struggle Book Two A Man in Love Having left his first wife Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to Stockholm Sweden where he leads a solitary existence He strikes up a deep friendship with another exiled Norwegian a Nietzschean intellectua

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  • Title: My Struggle: Book Two: A Man in Love
  • Author: Karl Ove Knausgård Don Bartlett
  • ISBN: 9781935744825
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Having left his first wife, Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to Stockholm, Sweden, where he leads a solitary existence He strikes up a deep friendship with another exiled Norwegian, a Nietzschean intellectual and boxing fanatic named Geir He also tracks down Linda, whom he met at a writers workshop a few years earlier and who fascinated him deeply.Book Two is at heart a love sHaving left his first wife, Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to Stockholm, Sweden, where he leads a solitary existence He strikes up a deep friendship with another exiled Norwegian, a Nietzschean intellectual and boxing fanatic named Geir He also tracks down Linda, whom he met at a writers workshop a few years earlier and who fascinated him deeply.Book Two is at heart a love story the story of Karl Ove falling in love with his wife But the novel also tells other stories of becoming a father, of the turbulence of family life, of outrageously unsuccessful attempts at a family vacation, of the emotional strain of birthday parties for children, and of the daily frustrations, rhythms, and distractions of Stockholm keeping him from and filling his novel Intense and vital Where many contemporary writers would reflexively turn to irony, Knausgaard is intense and utterly honest, unafraid to voice universal anxieties The need for totality brings superb, lingering, celestial passages He wants us to inhabit he ordinariness of life, which is sometimes vivid, sometimes banal, and sometimes momentous, but all of it perforce ordinary because it happens in the course of a life, and happens, in different forms, to everyone The concluding sentences of the book are placid, plain, achieved They have what Walter Benjamin called the epic side of truth, wisdom James Wood, The New Yorker Ruthless beauty Aftenposten This first installment of an epic quest should restore jaded readers to life The Independent Between Proust and the woods Like granite precise and forceful More real than reality la Repubblica Italy

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    1. Oh, Karl Ove, you capture the heart-break of the lovesick, hypersensitive teenager that speaks to our own lost teenage years. And thanks for Book 2, writing of your life during your 20s and 30s, married, raising children, dealing with the whole urban banana. A reader might think very self-centered of a writer to pen 6 thick volumes of his life, but you, Karl Ove, are able to tap into the culture's pulse and our collective modern human experience - reading your books is almost like reading our ow [...]

    2. [from Min kamp 1]It was now more than two weeks since I had published my review of Min kamp 1, and during that time I had not posted anything new. Every day, I stared at the screen, tried to begin, abandoned my unsuccessful attempt after half an hour. Maybe I would never again manage to produce a meaningful piece of writing. I checked my mail for the third time that afternoon. Someone I didn't know said they thought it was amazing that I could read the books in the original Norwegian. There's no [...]

    3. The original Norwegian editions of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-volume My Struggle series, presented in thick ~500-page installments, have purportedly sold more than a half-million copies and won lots of prizes. If rumors of such critical and commercial success are true, even if only in Scandinavia, it’s good news for humanity, since these volumes lack traditional plot, let alone anything approaching bondage, vampires or wizards. Maybe it helps that Knausgaard, a respected author of two novels [...]

    4. "The Epic Side of Truth, Wisdom"Feel like my soul has turned into steel / I've still got the scars that the sun didn't heal "Not Dark Yet," Bob Dylan, 1997Prior to reading this, I was skeptical about reading a roman à clef based loosely on the author's life? Could he succeed in depicting a seemingly ordinary life as interesting enough to fill 4/5/6 volumes? Is he the Scandinavian equivalent of the fat-head fiction writers churned out from MFA programs across the nation to dazzle the cognoscenti [...]

    5. Book Two of My Struggle makes good on the promise of an ‘epic of the everyday’; toward the end of the book Karl Ove describes his idea of literature as a kind of participation in the gaze of another, how only diaries and essays continue to move him as works of literature because that is where one might come closest to inhabiting another’s gaze on the world, another’s purview onto being. Thus the book he begins to write, thus the book we hold in our hands. For even here among the ascetic, [...]

    6. Though his style and agenda have nothing in common with Virginia Woolf, Karl Ove Knausgård, too, has an outrageous and uncanny ability to mix the banal and the lofty, the quotidian and the existential without ever upsetting the balance. He deals, in short, with life, and in this process he cuts off all layers of pretension and untruth and reveals the rawness, the failures, the temporary successes and the anxieties of modern life. In this second installment of Knausgård’s massive opus, he zoo [...]

    7. A Man in Love"The fact that paintings and, to some extent, photographs were so important for me had something to do with this. They contained no words, no concepts, and when I looked at them what I experienced, what made them so important, was also non conceptual. There was something stupid in this, an area that was completely devoid of intelligence, which I had difficulty acknowledgng or accepting, yet which perhaps was the most important single element of what I wanted to do."-- Karl Ove Knaus [...]

    8. I really, really, really loved the first one of these, but I did not love this one. It was at times a slog to get through. There were some great moments and I'm glad I finished it, because it ended strong, but the majority fell into the risky trap of this project, and read to me like excerpts from a self-absorbed parenting blog detailing what life is like as a successful writer with a family in Sweden (spoiler alert: in the absence of any other worries -- medical bills, say, or the need to do un [...]

    9. My first impression of Karl Ove Knausgaard came from a black and white photograph published with a review of his book "A Time For Everything" in The New York Review of Books.He is seen smoking against the rugged Norwegian landscape, hair disheveled, wearing an old, battered tee-shirt, lost in thought. Completely and unabashedly himself, yet ill at ease. Entirely present, feet deeply rooted in the present moment, yet his mind is clearly in flight, flickering at the surface of his gaze.The strikin [...]

    10. How the hell does Karl Ove (I feel as though we are best friends now) pull this off? No way should he be managing this. I loved the first magnum, despite the downward spiral of a dying alcoholic father, and now I'm giving highest marks to the follow-up opus as well. Four more books are promised to come. I don't doubt it. The man can go on and on and on to the point where detractors might equate his diary-like approach to a diarrhea-like one (only with words, thank you). I like Book Two despite t [...]

    11. I'm torn between taking part in the backlash against the Knausgaard hype--because, let's be honest, there are plenty of authors more deserving of front page attention from every newspaper, magazine and website with 'New York' in the title--and trying to get in early on the revisionism to the backlash, by pointing out that although Knausgaard is not Proust or Woolf, nor is he trying to be, and it's not his fault that every newspaper, magazine and website with 'New York' in the title decided to pu [...]

    12. Four Responses:Dec 14th 2014I’m on the second My Struggle book and believe it – and its predecessor – to be a failure, at least as it relates to me. Is that arrogant? Should it be: I’m a failure, at least as I relate to My Struggle? The plain fact: I’ve been skipping pages, have been since the start. Skipping phrases and sentences too, skimming to reach the parts that say whatever it is I like to hear Knausgaard say. Not only skipping forward either, but jumping around the way I do wit [...]

    13. A man with no roots. The narrator wherever he has been has not belonged. This includes his interior as well as the exterior world. No wonder, as a writer, his only interest is to locate and express the truth.The truth is difficult he sees. External reality is endowed with meaning but only through his eyes. Otherwise it remains as objects of mass and outline. However, his vision cauterized by the split between his shamed self (hints of his being abused) fostered by an unending castigation of his [...]

    14. i love knausgård so much this books is pure goldwritten in really raw but beautiful styletelling about simple thing like life isit's not 5/5 bc i was bored at the end maybe last 100 pages but i definitely recommend reading iti can't wait to start 3rd book

    15. [continued from here]At 8%, and once again I'm eating an apple. Coincidence!? An apple a day keeps the doctor away; they say. Karl Ove and his family are eating apples too. On a family trip to an amusement-park. The muse is long gone; the park peeled off and ugly, but the kids don't notice. The first food mentioned in a novel has to mean something, right? A symbol maybe? Apples are secretly driving our fate. The tree of knowledge, the forbidden fruit, the apple falling on Newton's head, and the [...]

    16. Marcel Reich-Ranicki hat einmal gesagt: "Es gibt nichts Langweiligeres als Geschichten über kleine Kinder"! Glücklicherweise geht es im zweiten Band von Karl Ove Knausgards autobiografischer Romanreihe nicht ausschließlich um kleine Kinder, man kann auch interessante Dialoge des Autors mit seinem Freund Geir verfolgen. Trotzdem kann ich nach diesem Roman den Hype um Knausgard nicht ganz nachvollziehen.

    17. I can't stop reading-I bought the next volume as soon as I got ten pages near the end. Long passages of excruciating detail of mundane events (such as making a cup of tea, taking little children out to school, marital arguments over chores) suddenly lit by poetry. Uneasy feelings in social situations, readings in (to me) exotic locales, the light of memory that fades with time-and the lights that don't. Ruminations on art, modernism, poetry, literature, and the meaning (if there is one) of life. [...]

    18. msarki.tumblr/post/9034512As I was nearing the end of Volume II I actually felt a bit silly and embarrassed as I looked forward to reading my customary turtle-paced six pages each morning. I used the book as part of my daily meditation as I knew there was no way I could read it like I do novels in which I am interested in and cannot help myself in finishing more than too fast. And as hard as it was for me to trudge through the almost endless Knausgård rhetoric involving changing dirty diapers a [...]

    19. Come si fa a scrivere (solo) due righe su un libro così?!Lo dico subito: la parte migliore del libro è l’amore tra Karl e Linda, con le loro tecniche di avvicinamento non proprio infallibili. Almeno all’inizio, i nostri sono bellissimi nel loro perdersi e ritrovarsi, tra mille silenzi e comportamenti imperfetti.Le cose però cambiano e periodi di felicità si alternano ad altri di buio e liti furibonde.E Linda ne esce come una rompicazzo insopportabile + possessiva + furiosa + maniaca + de [...]

    20. We are almost finished with Volume Two of Knausgaard’s six-volume memoir before we learn what Knausgaard is about with this huge, unwieldy thing he calls a novel. "Over recent year I had increasingly lost faith in literature…Fictional writing has no value, documentary narrative has no value. The only genres I saw value in, which still conferred meaning, were diaries and essays, the types of literature did not deal with narrative, that were not about anything, but just consisted of a voice, t [...]

    21. A Karl Ove lo terminás queriendo o lo terminás abandonando en la pág 30 del primer tomo al grito de Ké Mé ÍmPóRtÁÁ tU Víídáá ShÓ sÓy MááS ÍmPórTáánTéé. Y no está mal tampoco que lo abandones si no te gusta, porque el tono no lo cambia mucho a lo largo de las páginas y SIEMPRE va a ser así de monocorde o aburrido, así que no esperes otra cosa. Bueno, después de terminar el segundo tomo, confirmo lo que pensé con el primero: crea una nueva forma de narrar, ensancha los [...]

    22. Maybe because it deals with the sweetness and struggles of love and marriage, I found My Struggle, Book Two: A Man in Love even more compelling -- and enjoyable -- than Book One: A Death in the Family. Together, they are a breathtakingly honest, intimate portrayal of the ordinary lived experience and interior life of someone who ruminates about everything -- a self-absorption that somehow transcends self. We read to get out of the self, Karl Ove claims, and that rings true to me - so there's som [...]

    23. "Jak už to u knih zásadního významu bývá, bylo v nich vysloveno to, co už jsem dlouho tušil, cítil a vnímal." Můj milý deníčku ve verzi 2.0 aneb druhá část díla, které odzbrojující upřímnost "myšlenek každého z nás" povýšilo na umění. Stěží to popsat jinak než jako sugestivní terapii psaním o každodennosti. Pokud tedy umíte psát jako nikdo druhý. Nejedna tuzemská recenze zmiňuje, jak moc jsme ochuzeni o skandalizující rozměr, kdy je kolem této séri [...]

    24. Una maravilla el Karl Ove, cuando lo empecé pensé que había encontrado a una alma gemela, de quién podía leer todo tipo de anécdotas, sus problemas, su cotidiana, y me los contaba sólo a mi. Pero después de 500 páginas de sus cosas, sus broncas con Linda, sus amigos, sus cenas, sus paseos, sus pláticas con Geir, su amigo escritor, hay algo que me empezó a hacer ruido. No es demasiada intimidad? Ya se que en este mundo post-todo, no hay mucho respeto por la vida privada, pero no se, a [...]

    25. Great writing by a great author with a great voice, yet not the great literature Knausgård is capable of producing. I heard an interview with Knausgård on Leonard Lopate which I think explains it all. He reported that he wrote and never looked back. He has not even read what he has written. I did notice that he is quite wordy in this volume, there is no economy of ideas and reflections, a certain lack of editing is apparent, not to mention that one very annoying spelling mistake. But honestly [...]

    26. Knausgaard'ı okumak bambaşka bir tecrübe. Görebildiğim kadarıyla okuyanlar ya hayran kalıyor ya da nefret ediyor, arası pek yok. Ben ilk gruba girenlerdenim. İlk cildi de büyük keyifle okumuştum. İkinci cildi de elimden bırakmak istemedim. Bazıları, adamın özel hayatını, hatta sıradan yaptığı şeyleri, aklından geçen düşüncelerini, arkadaşları ve ailesiyle ilişkilerini en ince ayrıntısına kadar anlatmasını bir nevi röntgencilik olduğunu ve değerli edebiyat [...]

    27. What’s the matter with Knausgard?, what game is he playing with us? Part 1 of his series bears the title "Father", and that father certainly is present, but rather as a threatening shadow than as an acting person (the last third of that book is situated around the days after his death), and in this Part 2 the title is "Love", but almost constantly it is about divorces between people and quarrels between Karl Ove and his wife Linda. Of course, this second part also contains very endearing passa [...]

    28. In chronological terms, Book 2 deals with Karl Ove's falling in love, becoming a father, dealing with fame, and searching for a new writing project. It is hard to crystallize the appeal of this book and yet it is magnetic--for me, it's as if Knausgaard pulls you into his life. And because his life is very much about the search for happiness and self-acceptance, you feel that it is your life, as well. There's a certain futility to it all because you know that humans are not wired for this type of [...]

    29. zaman zaman" bana ne marketten aldıklarından be adam" moduna girsem de - ki knausgaard'ın her şeyi detaylıca anlatması meşhur- ilki gibi içine gömüldüm, bu kadar dürüst ve kendini açıkça sorgulamasına yine şaştım, tespitlerine, edebiyata dair kısacık notlarına, içdöküşlerine, yazarlık sürecine en çok da hayata dair yazdıklarına hayran kaldım. diğer ciltleri de merakla bekliyorum.

    30. ”Indiferența este unul dintre cele șapte păcate capitale, de fapt cel mai mare dintre toate, pentru că este singurul care păcătuiește împotriva vieții.”

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