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Looking Ahead to My Struggle: Book Six at Los Angeles Review of Books

At Los Angeles Review of Books Archipelago translator Morten Høi Jensen unpacks “The Name and the Number,” Karl Ove Knausgaard’s essayistic examination of Hitler in the sixth, and final book of the My Struggle series.

“One of the most eccentric and fascinating texts I’ve ever read, and a dizzying immersion into the mind not of a historian or theologian or philosopher, but the idiosyncratic mind of a novelist. This is a central distinction because one of the many things I felt quite strongly as I emerged dizzily from the transfixed state in which I read the essay was that I had just encountered the strangest and most profound defense of the novelist’s art.”

Read the full essay here.

 

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