Autobiography

A Man in Love (My Struggle, Book 2) by Karl Ove Knausgaard

By Karl Ove Knausgaard

Translated via Don Bartlett

Karl Ove Knausgaard leaves his spouse and every thing he is familiar with in Oslo for a clean begin in Stockholm. There he moves up a deep and aggressive friendship with Geir and pursues Linda, a gorgeous poet who captivated him years ago.

A guy in Love, the second one publication of six within the My fight cycle, sees Knausgaard write of tempestuous relationships, the pains of parenthood and an urge to create nice artwork. His singular perception and exhilarating honesty needs to be learn to be believed.

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I wrapped both arms around Seamus, and he leaned into me, but he continued to look at Chris. ” “I don’t think you did. He’ll be fine,” I said, rubbing Seamus’s now exposed belly as he flopped onto his back and stretched out across the side of the bed Chris had been sleeping on. ” When Chris returned to the bedside, Seamus did not acknowledge him and made no effort to relinquish any space. indd 23 7/13/12 10:47 AM 24 T eres a J . ” Chris said. ” “Sorry. But that is kinda funny. ” They had not made good first impressions on each other.

I’d like to go home. Home is good. Also, feed me. Oh my God, feed me!! So hungry! Come on, Mom, let’s go home now! Here’s our car! We’re going home! I love home. Food is at home! AAAAAARRROOOOOOOOO!!! I drove home, steering with one hand and rifling through my purse for tissue with the other. Tears flowed down my face, and I wiped them away again and again before giving up. I sniffed and tried to inhale deeply at the stoplight. I turned to Seamus in his crate in my backseat and petted him through the bars until the driver behind me honked.

I was working on a valid excuse to not meet his parents while also trying not to be flattered by his description. “And I don’t want to hide you,” he said. Shit. For the week before the brunch, I obsessed over what to wear and what to say without ever deciding on either. On the morning of the brunch I dressed in black pants, black patent-­leather high heels and a black cotton sweater. Then I tore it all off my body. It’s not a funeral. Try being less literal about your feelings. I changed from the black pants to a black skirt with a ruffled hem.

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