Sue Prideaux

A struggle not to scream

These wild, tormented, introspective Norwegians were brought together in 2017 when Knausgaard curated the Munch exhibition in Oslo

Norway doesn’t have a world-class philosopher (Kierkegaard was Danish). Karl Ove Knausgaard declared at the end of his previous book that he is no longer a writer, and it looks as though he’s moving in to fill that space. A very modern space: a selfie space. Nietzsche observed that all philosophy is autobiography, and Knausgaard certainly qualifies, having written 4,000 pages of a multi-volume autobiography called My Struggle.

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