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Inadvertent by Karl Ove Knausgård
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it was amazing
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This essay cuts to the heart of what writing is with the clarity of a diamond. Knausgaard talks about his failures and successes in trying to write authentically without artifice or pretension. His method involves stripping away all hindrances to capturing the truth of a moment or an experience. He also writes eloquently about the ways that culture and common beliefs shape the way we see the world, literally constructing the world we inhabit. He touches on how science, for example, colours the way we see the world, but stumbles in helping us to answer the big philosophical questions that children naturally ask, but adults learn to stop wondering about. What is the world? How did it come into existence? What is the meaning of our time here on earth? I plan to keep reading as much Knausgaard as I can get my hands on. A modern-day Proust who writes with the unashamed honesty of a Sartre or Beauvoir.
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Reading Progress

January 9, 2020 – Started Reading
January 12, 2020 – Shelved
January 12, 2020 – Shelved as: to-read
January 20, 2020 – Shelved as: writing
January 26, 2020 – Finished Reading

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