Knausgård, Karl Ove

Knausgård or Knausgaard, Karl Ove,

1968–, Norwegian writer, b. Oslo grad. Univ. of Bergen. He is best known for his six-volume autobiographical work, Min Kamp (2009–11, tr. My Struggle, 2012–), which involves bleak revelations about himself, his family, and friends, all described in minute detail and with minimal plot. The books received critical acclaim, and some compared them to works of Marcel ProustProust, Marcel
, 1871–1922, French novelist, b. Paris. He is one of the great literary figures of the modern age. Born to wealthy bourgeois parents, he suffered delicate health as a child and was carefully ministered to by his mother.
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. Knausgård coedited (1999–2002) Vagant, a Norwegian literary magazine, and has also written fiction, including Ute av verden [out of the world] (1998) and En tid for alt (2004; tr. A Time for Everything, 2009).