Mark Twain

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain

Monday, May 25, 2015

Proust or Poseur? Podcast

John Crace digests Karl Ove Knausgaard's multi-volume autobiographical fiction, 'My Struggle', and asks if it is exceptional in anything apart from length.
Here, he takes on the autobiographical novel which has taken the reading world by storm, with Karl Ove Knausgaard acclaimed as Norway's Proust.

Three volumes are already out in the UK, with a fourth coming in the spring. But is it any more than an extended piece of literary navel-gazing?

Reading list:
Hari Kunzru on why My Struggle is a great work of literature
My Struggle: The Digested Read


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