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A Death in the Family (My Struggle Book 1)
Warren Ward's review
Jan 12, 2020
Read 2 times. Last read December 16, 2019 to January 13, 2020.
I've been looking forward to reading this for some time and it did not disappoint. Knausgaard is rigorously honest, but most if this honesty is targeted at himself and his own (often 'unacceptable') thoughts and feelings. He comes across as an outsider looking in on life, in the tradition of Sartre's Roquentin in Nausea. The writing also poignantly and painfully describes the distance between us all even when we are close. A fine piece of literature that belongs amongst the best in the existentialist canon.
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