"I walked around Stockholm’s streets, modern and feminised, with a furious nineteenth–century man inside me"
Join Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard for a discussion on Fatherhood. Almost ten years ago Knausgaard abandoned fiction writing and embarked on a huge project - a first person narrative about his life. My Struggle ran to six volumes, and became a literary sensation in his native Norway, selling an unprecedented half a million copies in a nation of 5 million.
His unflinching descriptions of his relationships with his authoritarian father, his wife and his children have courted controversy, but the intensity which he brings to the details of ordinary life have earned him many admirers. Zadie Smith says she needs his books "like crack".
Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard
Event: Aesop Edinburgh host Karl Ove Knausgaard in partnership with Vintage
Date: Wednesday 23 August at 8pm, doors open 7:30pm
Venue: Aesop 6 N W Circus Pl, Edinburgh EH3 6ST
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How to be a good father? Children’s birthday parties, unsuccessful family holidays, humiliating antenatal music classes: the trials of parenthood are all found in Knausgaard’s compelling and honest account of family life. Contrasting moments of enormous love and tenderness towards his children with the boring struggles of domesticity, this is one father’s personal experience, and somehow, every father’s too.
Selected from the book A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgaard
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