Yes, Karl Ove. If you’re read his autofiction, and if you’re not Norwegian, and if you’re not a member of the literary elite, you probably like him and see much of yourself in his writing. If you are Norwegian or literary, you almost assuredly hate him.

Karl Knausgaard

Knausgaard, My Struggle, Part 1

Knausgaard is unabashed in his desire to be a great writer. Not just a writer who writes great lines, but a famed novelist, revered and recognized. He is entitled to it.

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