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Karl Ove Knausgaard

The End
  • The End

  • From the international phenomenon Karl Ove Knausgaard, the extraordinary final volume of ‘the most significant literary enterprise of our times’ (Guardian)

    In this final novel in the My Struggle cycle, Karl Ove Knausgaard examines life, death, love and literature with unsparing rigour and begins to count the cost of his project.

    The End reflects on the fallout from the earlier books, with Knausgaard facing the pressures of literary acclaim and its often shattering repercussions. It is at once a meditation on writing and its relationship with reality, and an account of a writer’s relationship with himself – from his ambitions to his doubts and frailties.

    Epic… It creates a world that absorbs you utterly
    Sunday Times

    Compulsively addictive
    Daily Telegraph

    ‘My Struggle has strong claim to be the great literary event of the twenty-first century
    Guardian

    ‘A mesmerising, thought-provoking and genuinely important work of art’
    Spectator

Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle cycle has been heralded as a masterpiece all over the world. From A Death in the Family to The End, the novels move through childhood into adulthood and, together, form an enthralling portrait of human life. Knausgaard has been awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature, the Brage Prize and the Jerusalem Prize. His work, which also includes Out of the World, A Time for Everything and the Seasons Quartet, is published in thirty-five languages.