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  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Harvill Secker (25 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846554691
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846554698
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 4.7 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A stunningly eloquent set of reflections on masculinity, domesticity and the artist's itch to escape" (Boyd Tonkin Independent)

"Punishingly honest record of the triumphs and banalities of his own life" (Tim Martin Telegraph)

"My favourite book of the year… He has the ability to make the small details of his life fascinating" (William Leith Spectator)

"A brutally honest self-examination in what feels like real time" (Justine Jordan Guardian Online)

"Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-volume autobiographical novel My Struggle is one of the most absorbing literary projects of recent times, one that has seen the Norwegian writer dubbed the Scandinavian Proust" (Stephen Romei Spectator)

"Packed with existential angst and fierce insights" (Big Issue in the North)

"Required reading for new fathers" (Richard Godwin Evening Standard)

"This deserves to be called perhaps the most significant literary enterprise of our times" (Rachel Cusk Guardian)

"Shocking and compulsive" (Sophie Hughes Dazed and Confused)

"As invented and as real as life itself. Compelling, rewarding, maddening and often breathtaking, A Man In Love is a bold exploration of how we create and curate our lives" (Stuart Evers Observer)

"By closely examining his world, he gives readers impetus to reflect on their lives. He reveals plenty about himself and his loved ones, but the people we learn most about from My Struggle are ourselves" (Max Liu Independent)

"Blistering…one of the most remarkable works of literature in recent times" (David Winters The Quietus)

"There is, I think, a nobility in Knausgaard’s decision to describe how he really felt, to expose himself to the world without hiding behind the mask of a fictional character" (Jake Kerridge Sunday Express (Scotland))

"Knausgaard compels the reader to carry on through a mix of astute observation and continually puncturing his own ego. Impressive" (Doug Johnstone Big Issue)

"A remarkable insight into the mind of a man in the grip of a mid-life crisis as he battles with the big questions posed by parenthood and the unwelcome realisation that there is no second chance" (Susie Mesure Independent on Sunday)

"Extraordinary" (Anthony Cummins Daily Telegraph)

"As no other writer has quite managed, Knausgaard captures our modern self-preoccupation" (Kate Webb Times Literary Supplement)

"Maddening and fascinating" (Telegraph)

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An electrifying honest and autobiographical love story from the international sensation and bestseller, Karl Ove Knausgaard

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By terence dooley on 5 April 2014
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These aren't books like any others you've read, constantly surprising and fascinating, and dangerous, and sometimes beautiful. It's life without the artificialities of fiction or memoir. His sheer strength of purpose, his thoughts and opinions, his vivid descriptions of people and places, his very long accounts of the most ordinary social occasions, which become hallucinatory, in the end lead one to the inescapable conclusion that he's some kind of genius. I'm so much looking forward to the next instalment.
That said, don't buy the British hardback, it's sadly a typical example of current British book-making, ugly airport novel, bulky, cheap paper, horrid meaningless design, with a catchpenny title and huge 'international bestseller' headline. Compared with the American edition it's so embarrassing.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By I Readalot TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 Jun. 2013
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Karl Ove Knausgaard's struggle to write his follow up novel continues in `A Man in Love'. Once again memories and events are described in minute detail and he moves between various times in his life, `A Death in the Family' centred on Knausgaard's relationship with his father and `A Man in Love' centres on his relationship with Linda, who becomes his second wife. This relationship is described warts and all, the arguments, the breaking up and making up. It can't have been easy for the authors second wife to read such honesty within the pages of this novel. I particularly sympathised with his experience of a children's birthday party.

At the end of this novel Knausgaard writes about writing the events which make up Volume 1 `A Death in the Family', about how painful it was but that it was something he just had to write. By the end of this novel I had a better understanding of how this cycle of novels came to be written, an understanding of how he views fiction. I am also aware of his opinion on reviews (he doesn't read them) and literary prizes.

I am as guilty as anyone of lumping the Scandinavian countries together, it was quite an eye opener to learn how different Norway and Sweden really are through the eyes of Knausgaard, there are times when he is far from complimentary about his adopted country.

Like Vol 1 this is written as a continuous narrative, but I did find it harder to read, for a start it is quite a bit longer and unlike Vol 1 it is not divided into 2 parts. It took me a while to really get into it but I got through around the last 100 pages in one sitting and found myself wanting to read Vol 3.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Jordan on 20 Oct. 2014
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I read this in the US hardback edition (available directly from Archipelago books) which was an experience that, as with volume 1, worked out well.

There is nothing in this second volume to equal the account in the second half of the first volume of Knausgaard going, with his brother, to visit the house in which his father died, where his grandmother now lives (with her mind unravelling) and which has been completely trashed by his alcoholic father over the previous three years.

But there is a great deal to enjoy, and I suspect remember: the full horror of finding it a struggle to cope with three children and of the politics of the family and the couple - and dealing with a mother in law who is drinking while looking after their first child for them part-time; a New Year's Eve party with friends (in which they all say their life has been going down hill and they are in their 30s); becoming a house husband; talks with his friend Geir and the differences between Swedish and Norwegian behaviours (of which I had previously has no idea - Swedes are civilised and controlled; Norwegians a little wild and let it all hang out); readings of his work and interviews; and reflections on Norwegian literature (which I expect I will soon forget!)….above all Knausgaard's determination to work (write) come what may - and come what may in terms of the consequences for his wife and his children…and Knausgaard in love, lacerating his own face with a broken bottle when an approach to the woman who will become his (second) wife has gone awry at a residential writer's workshop (and he is already married at the time)….

This remains a work like no other, and it remains a puzzle to me how the mundane details of life can provide the material for a work of fiction that holds the reader's attention…But I have now read two long books and expect I will soon set out on the third...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ChristophFischerBooks TOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Dec. 2013
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"A Man in Love" by Karl Ove Knausgaard is a slow but compelling read about a Norwegian man in Sweden, a father, a drifter and a thinker. I was recommended the book and read it without realising that it was the second in a series. That did however not matter. The author writes very thoughtful inner and outer dialogue and the protagonists reflections and the detailed descriptions of almost everything are thought provoking and very satisfying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jo Anderson on 11 Dec. 2014
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I am presently bogged down in the description of a family group with small children whose every word is listened to by the writer, and transmitted faithfully to the reader.
The first volume, 'A death in the Family' was compulsive reading, with wonderful atmospheric restructuring of boyhood and a father-son relationship, where you could taste and smell the small town dreariness of Western Norway - reminiscent of Ibsen's youth. I wasn't struck by the apparently exact recall, believing that we can all bring up that degree of detail if we concentrate hard enough both at the time and in the memory. I'll have to get over my desire to spank the children and speak seriously to Mr Knausgaard about his child-rearing before I can continue with the series, which, I believe, is infinitely worthwhile.
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