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Min kamp 3

(Min kamp #3)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  7,797 ratings  ·  652 reviews
MIN KAMP 3 er en roman om barndom. En familie på fire, mor, far og to drenge flytter til et hus i et nybygget villakvarter på Sørlandet. Det er i starten af 1970?erne, børnene er små, forældrene er unge og fremtiden ligger åben for dem. Men på et eller andet tidspunkt begynder den at lukke sig, og tingene ændrer karakter. Hvem eller hvad er det, der ændrer sig? MIN KAMP 3 ...more
Hardcover, 1st, 422 pages
Published 2009 by Forlaget Oktober AS
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Manny I would say volume 3 can be read on its own. There are some forward references in vol 1, but some people may actually prefer to skip it: the main…moreI would say volume 3 can be read on its own. There are some forward references in vol 1, but some people may actually prefer to skip it: the main effect is that you know several plot points in advance. This is presumably intentional, but if you aren't concerned about the author's complicated master plan then you probably won't worry too much...(less)

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Having now reached the halfway point in this controversial novel, I can't resist the temptation to speculate a little on the subject of what it's actually about. Contrary to what some people think, it is clearly about something: it's not a blog, or 3500 pages of free association. There's a definite structure, even if it is oddly difficult to say just what that structure is.

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Eddie Watkins
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am grateful that I mistrust my own opinions. Even with the first two volumes of My Struggle under my belt, I would have quickly abandoned volume three if I trusted my first impressions. Not that three is fundamentally different than one and two, but Knausgaard’s prose in these books is simply like nothing else I read, and as it had been a while since I read him I reacted too quickly to his difference without allowing my reading self to settle into it. His prose can read as flat and uninspired, ...more
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Move over robins, tulips, pastels, and jelly beans, the appearance of a fresh volume of My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard now marks the coming of spring and will continue do so in 2015, 2016, and 2017 as the final three books in the series appear in English in the United States, translated from the Norwegian by Donald Bartlett, published by Archipelago Books in signature squarish hard covers. Quick recap: My Struggle is a six-volume literary autobiography. Comparisons to Proust’s In Search of L ...more
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"In many ways the third volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard's fiercely-debated memoir is the smallest – in both its scope and in its physical size – and the most banal thus far. For a sequence of works which appear to be singlehandedly redefining the quality and value attached to banality in literature this no small feat. This section of the monumental work, published in the UK as Boyhood Island, focuses on Knausgaard’s life as a small child: his first experiences at school, his trips to the remote fa ...more
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
"Time never goes as fast as in your childhood; an hour is never as short as it was then. Everything is open, you run here, you run there, do one thing, then another, and suddenly the sun has gone down and you find yourself standing in the twilight with time like a barrier that has suddenly gone down in front of you:"
-- Karl Ove Knausgård, My Struggle: Book Three: Boyhood Island


There is something mundane, yet otherworldly about Knausgård's third book. It exists on the island of Tromøy, a large i
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If Karl Ove Knausgaard is Proust, which he isn’t, then Book Three of My Struggle is Combray. Evocation of childhood or adolescence is one of my favorite genres, be it film or novels or autobiography, and there are certainly tones here of Truffaut’s The 400 Blows (my favorite film, if you haven’t seen it, get thee to a Netflixery), Spirit of the Beehive (there’s even a strangely familiar beekeeper scene in Book Three, almost as otherworldly as the one in Victor Erice’s masterpiece), Ratcatcher (r ...more
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Στο τρίτο βιβλιο της σειράς ο Καρλ Ουβε αναφέρετε στα παιδικά χρόνια του στην Τρομογια, μέχρι την (δικιά μας) πρώτη γυμνασίου, όπου και μετακόμισε - την συνέχεια την αφηγείται αποσπασματικα στο πρώτο βιβλίο.
Όμως αν και αρχικά με απογοήτευσε με όλη αυτή την περιγραφή της ηλικίας των 6-13 (χωρίς καμία αναφορά και σύνδεση με τον παρόντα χρόνο γραφής, όπως έκανε στα άλλα) δεν μπόρεσα να το αφήσω στιγμή αφού κατάφερε να μου ξυπνήσει αναμνήσεις της δικής μου παιδικής ηλικίας και ζωής.

Και ναι μεν σε σ
Marcello S
Oct 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"L’Isola dell’Infanzia" è in un certo senso il prequel de "La Morte del Padre”.
Un tassello fondamentale per capire il rapporto di Karl Ove col padre. E quindi per leggere con una chiave più ricca il Libro 1.

A livello cronologico racchiude la prima parte della sua vita, più o meno tra i 5 e i 13 anni.

La cosa che mi ha convinto meno è questa: se parli di cose successe trent’anni fa credo sia quasi impossibile trasferirle dalla memoria alla carta con una tale quantità di particolari senza romanzar
Ne mogu ovo da ocenim jer mi je Knausgor pre svega zabavan, nasmejem se i prepričavam epizode cimerki pola dana. Nezahvalno mi je da bilo šta ocenjujem i sudim jer sam u poslednje vreme čitala knjige koje govore o detinjstvu na sasvim drugačiji način, tako da mi je ovo poput nekog romana Gradimira Stojkovića, samo za odrasle i sentimentalne.
Trebalo je da lupim recku svaki put kad plače, mislim da je prosek jednom u pet strana. Drago je, toplo, zabavno, nešto što bih davala deci krajem osnovne i
The third book in the Knausgaard saga explores Karl Ove’s boyhood. The family moves to the largest island in southern Norway, Tromøy, where Karl Ove's father teaches Norwegian in high school and his mother works with families experiencing trauma. Finally we learn why Karl Ove was so terrified of his father. The older brother Yngve now becomes the shadowy enigma we only glimpse but cannot see. Yngve is the essence of the older brother—a little dismissive of his younger sibling, but generally supp ...more
Olaf Gütte
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mit kompromissloser Offenheit präsentiert uns K.O. Knausgard den dritten Band seiner autobiografischen Romanreihe, von frühester Kindheit bis zum Beginn der Pubertät.
Sehr detailliert, man ist verblüfft über solch ein Langzeitgedächtnis, beschreibt er
die Probleme und wenigen Lichtblicke seiner Schulzeit, sowie das angespannte Verhältnis
zu seinem Vater. Bedeutend besser als der zweite Band. Lesen!
Bezimena knjizevna zadruga
Prošlu čitalačku godinu započeo sam prvim, a završio drugim tomom Knausgorovih ispovesti, bivajući podjednako fasciniran i inspirisan sa oba podjednako, možda za nijansu dodatno oduševljen drugim delom u kojem se tako sirovo iskreno i otvoreno bavio roditeljstvom, tridesetim godinama, stvarnošću modernog doba, dakle svemu onom što sam mogao da doživim veoma lično u datom trenutku. Potreban je kao beg, ali ne od stvarnosti, već pravo u nju, pomislio sam, potreban je kao zaštita od gomile prosečni ...more
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is likely where many hopeful readers abandon the Min Kamp quest. The terrain is challenging enough, the sorting of childhood and all that baggage. This particular trek is slick with tears: Karl Ove cries on almost every page. There's a measure of Bernhard in this prevailing condition, this lachrymose loop.

This young protagonist is stuck in a longing, acceptance and materialism can be the devil to many a poor soul. The upward possibility of the time derails tradition, the encounters with th
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At 15%. The sun sets early on October 21st on the Northern Hemisphere. Another day over. One of the roughly ninteenthousand I have spent so far in this life. No way to bring them back; unless you have a time machine; like a DeLorean, for instance, equipped with a Flux capacitor. Today they would arrive, Marty McFly and Doc Brown, if they were real. From tomorrow we can say that the story of Back to the Future is set in the past. I knew that thirty years ago, but I didn't thi
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Cuando leí el segundo libro de la serie de Karl Ove, me quedé con una sensación medio rara. Sentía que era demasiada intimidad con el, con su vida cotidiana, sus problemas, y con las tonterías banales que nos suceden a todos, pero que contadas por el te acaban gustando.

Me di cuenta unos días después de haberlo terminado, que seguía pensando en el, en sus tonterías, en lo bonito que escribe, en fin, que lo extrañaba. Así que decidí intentar el tercero de la serie. Lo tuve que leer en inglés, por
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kavgam serisi bir alışkanlık yapıyor. Tabii herkes için geçerli olmayabilir. Knausgaard serinin üçüncüsü olan bu ciltte çocukluk-ergenlik arası dönemini anlatıyor. Babayla ilişkiler çok rahatsız edici, kalp kırıcı. Bu kadar da olmaz dedirtiyor insana. Tabii babasının son dönemlerini de anlattığı ilk ciltteki bölümleri de anmadan edemiyor insan. Anne sevecen ama düşük profilli. Ağabey ise harika. Norveç kırsalında, küçük bir ilçede geçen, 500 sayfaya yakın sulugözlü bir çocuğun hikayesini okuyup ...more
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read book 1 and book 2. I am waiting for 3. Addicted. They say Norway is experiencing a spike in tourism due to the Frozen movie. Really? I want to take the Knausgaard tour with a 'Lillehammer' chaser. And poor Sweden. It sounds like Toronto with better scenery.
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Started out a little slow for me and I thought it wasn't going to hook me like the first two books, but I found myself quite engrossed in Karl Ove's early years. I questioned whether Knausgård's memory could really be this good to recall that far back in so much detail and then I remembered the kind of marks certain events left on me. My memory can be pretty pathetic, but I recall being somewhere around age 6 playing on the beach with a little girl I'd just met. We were ankle deep in the water a ...more
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I humbly think that Knausgård's writing is about breaking walls. In this book he manages to break the wall between author and reader, while telling his boyhood story, committed to write it as non-literally as possible. The language in this volume becomes different, simple and unembellished, not childish though. Because metaphors and literary language, come after the experience, after childhood. The narrative turns to simple chronological memory association between events without the usual essays ...more
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
(3.5 stars) This third installment of Knausgård’s struggle is seen through the eyes of the child Karl Ove – as a seven-year-old boy, then a young adolescent – almost entirely unmediated by the adult Knausgård. We fill in some of the blanks left over from volume I and get to know his parents, his brother and his weepy young self more.

He evokes childhood down to the minutest, sometimes commonest, sometimes quirkiest details. We are invited to remember our own childhood – the joy of getting a new
Karl Ove Knausgard continues his intensely detailed portrayal of his life in My Struggle: Book Three. This book details his life from infancy (and slightly before!) to early adolescence.

The depiction of place in his childhood is vividly evoked, reminding us how for little children where they are is as important often as whom they are with and maybe more important than what they are doing. Each place has its meaning, personal and intense. As Karl Ove grows, people supplant place in importance an
In this third part, Knausgard simply presents a straight chronological story of his youth, from birth to the pre-pubertal phase. With lots of details, of course, as we are used to with him; and regularly he also repeats what he already wrote in part 1. The story is interesting as a time document and as a coming of age testimony, in which we see how Karl Ove struggles with the world around and builds his own identity in interaction with others: his peers (the neighbourhood boys), the wonderful bu ...more
Liess auch meine Kindheitserinnerungen hochkommen. So „simpel“ und doch konnte ich nicht aufhören weiterzulesen.
Justin Evans
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I had hoped to get in ahead of the backlash with a backlash to the backlash kind of thing, where I defend KOK against people who are tired of hearing about him. Well, too bad. Not only are the reviews of this volume uniformly positive (hence, no backlash yet), but I found it overwhelmingly boring. So, I am doubly stymied.

At the start of the book, KOK calls his childhood a ghetto-like state of incompleteness. He suggests that childhood is meaningfullish, but not really meaningful, because (yawn)
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite Knausgaard so far. It can be read as a standalone memoir of childhood. I often wish I felt things as strongly as I did in childhood, such was the pleasure of each new experience. But Knausgaard reminds me that, just as pleasure was more intense then, so was pain. And boy, did childhood have a lot of emotional pain. On second thought, strike that wish. I wouldn't be able to take it.

A twelve year old boy can fall in love with as much intensity as a grown man can, even though h
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ze všech těchto dílků a zlomků jsem si vystavěl jakéhosi Karla Oveho, Yngveho, mámu a tátu, dům v Hove a dům na Tybakkenu, dvě babičky a dva dědečky, sousedství a hromadu dětí. Toto slátané provizorium nazývám svým dětstvím.

První část byla seversky syrová (nejen) o dospívání a ambivalentním vztahu k otci i vyrovnávání se s jeho skonem. Druhá naopak (nejen) o vztazích a lásce. Jakkoli lásce v knausgardově podání; tedy až na dřeň každodenního soužití plného ústupků, povinností, žabomyších válek,
Aug 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bokm-l, 2014
This is truly a painful read in the best possible way. At first I admired the author's remarkable memory - he is, as ever, a joy to read no matter to what length and detail he goes to tell us about the most boring aspects of everyday life. Then I realised why he has got such a memory. His constant fear of his father, as foretold in the first volume, was omnipresent, a couple of times made explicit by the author himself, but mostly heart-grippingly painted with everything out of order a normal li ...more
Paul Fulcher
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Book 3 of 6 of Knausgaard's unique autobiographical novel, My Struggle, sees him turn to more commonly trodden turf, namely recollections of his childhood.

The uniqueness of the overall work lies in the minute detail in which Knausgaard recalls - or re imagines - even mundane aspects of his daily life. Knausgaard very much claims the books as novels, autobiography, saying 'It is an existential search where I use myself as raw material', but there is no attempt made to disguise names or reputatio
Sep 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
Hey! Knausgaard severler toplaşın!

Eylül ayının gelmesiyle kuzey edebiyatına özlem duydum, beni en az yoran aktiviteyi yaparak okudum, Kavgam serisine döndüm.
Okuduğum yorumlar ve konuştuğum insanlardan yola çıkarak, Knausgaard'ı ya seviyorsunuz ya da sevmiyorsunuz. Ortası yok. Fakat denemeye değer. Kuzey yazarlarını (Mankell,Nesbo vb.) daha çok polisiyelerden tanıyorum, severek de okuyorum. Knausgaard'ı da sevmiş olmam pek rastlantı değil aslında.

İlk ve ikinci kitaplara uzun yorumlar yazmadığımı
Dolf Patijn
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In dit deel van de autobiografische romanserie "mijn strijd", schrijft Karl Ove over zijn jeugd. Hij beschrijft een strenge en onberekenbare vader en een lieve, milde moeder. Hij schrijft ook medogenloos over zichzelf als een betweterige huilebalk en moederskindje die door de kinderen om hem heen lang niet altijd leuk wordt gevonden. Het is natuurlijk de vraag of het allemaal naar waarheid is of hier en daar aangedikt, hetgeen ik aanneem aangezien het als literaire fictie en niet als autobiograf ...more
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Nominated to the 2004 Nordic Council’s Literature Prize & awarded the 2004 Norwegian Critics’ Prize.

Karl Ove Knausgård (b. 1968) made his literary debut in 1998 with the widely acclaimed novel Out of the World, which was a great critical and commercial success and won him, as the first debut novel ever, The Norwegian Critics' Prize. He then went on to write six autobiographical novels, titled

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“Of course, I don’t remember any of this time. It is absolutely impossible to identify with the infant my parents photographed, indeed so impossible that it seems wrong to use the word “me” to describe what is lying on the changing table, for example, with unusually red skin, arms and legs spread, and a face distorted into a scream, the cause of which no one can remember, or on a sheepskin rug on the floor, wearing white pajamas, still red-faced, with large, dark eyes squinting slightly. Is this creature the same person as the one sitting here in Malmö writing? And will the forty-year-old creature who is sitting in Malmö writing this one overcast September day in a room filled with the drone of the traffic outside and the autumn wind howling through the old-fashioned ventilation system be the same as the gray, hunched geriatric who in forty years from now might be sitting dribbling and trembling in an old people’s home somewhere in the Swedish woods? Not to mention the corpse that at some point will be laid out on a bench in a morgue? Still known as Karl Ove. And isn’t it actually unbelievable that one simple name encompasses all of this? The fetus in the belly, the infant on the changing table, the forty-year-old in front of the computer, the old man in the chair, the corpse on the bench? Wouldn’t it be more natural to operate with several names since their identities and self-perceptions are so very different? Such that the fetus might be called Jens Ove, for example, and the infant Nils Ove, and the five- to ten-year-old Per Ove, the ten- to twelve-year-old Geir Ove, the twelve- to seventeen-year-old Kurt Ove, the seventeen- to twenty-three-year-old John Ove, the twenty-three- to thirty-two-year-old Tor Ove, the thirty-two- to forty-six-year-old Karl Ove — and so on and so forth? Then the first name would represent the distinctiveness of the age range, the middle name would represent continuity, and the last, family affiliation.” 4 likes
“Now they’re twenty-four and their real lives lie before them. Jobs of their own, a house of their own, children of their own. There are the two of them, and the future they are moving into is theirs, too.

Or is it?”
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