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My Struggle, Book 2 - A Man in Love

Karl Ove Knausgaard

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

"[Book 2] sears the reader because Knausgaard is a passionate idealist [who] wants to fight the conformity and homogeneity of modern bourgeois existence." —James Wood, The New Yorker In the second installment of Karl Ove Knausgaard's monumental six-volume masterpiece, the character Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to Stockholm, where, having left his wife, he leads a solitary existence. He strikes up a deep friendship with another exiled Norwegian, a Nietzschean intellectual and boxing fanatic named Geir. He also tracks down Linda, whom he met at a writers' workshop a few years earlier and who fascinated him deeply. My Struggle: Book 2 is at heart a love story—the story of Karl Ove falling in love with his second wife. But the novel also tells other stories: of becoming a father, of the turbulence of family life, of outrageously unsuccessful attempts at a family vacation, of the emotional strain of birthday parties for children, and of the daily frustrations, rhythms, and distractions of city life keeping him from (and filling) his novel. It is a brilliant work that emphatically delivers on the unlikely promise that many hundreds of pages later readers will be left breathlessly demanding more.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Don Bartlett, Edoardo Ballerini

Length:

21h 4m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

54:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

59:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

49:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

52:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

58:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

59:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

43:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

46:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

35:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

50:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

56:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

53:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

47:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

29:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

42:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

49:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

38:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

33:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:22