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Knausgaard, Karl Ove (Translated by Don Bartlett). A MAN IN LOVE: MY STRUGGLE: BOOK TWO. London, England: Harvill Secker, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 525 pages. Fine/Fine.

The second volume of the author's "My Struggle" six-volume novel. The first appearance of the title in the United Kingdom. The translation is published in the United Kingdom as "A Man In Love", and also as part of the British "My Struggle" six-volume cycle. It's the other way around in the United States, where "My Struggle" takes precedence over the individual volumes. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now rare. The production values of the British Edition are superior in every respect to its American counterpart. Presents Karl Ove Knausgaard's "Min Kamp" Volume Two in a felicitous English translation. A man in love. What is the significance of Karl Ove Knausgaard's "My Struggle"? It is the most full-fledged break from - and signals the end of - the mannerism, academicism, post-modernism, and all the other pretentious and tired isms of our time. It confirms the arrival of a major and original voice in world literature, writing in deceptively simple yet eloquent prose, without crutches. It rejects our obsession with "celebrity lives", by focussing on the tiniest details of one man's ordinary life as well as deeply painful struggle. It represents nothing less than a new - and transgressive - way of writing for our time. An absolute "must-have" title for Karl Ove Knausgaard collectors. This title is a great book. This is one of few copies of the First British Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: "A Man In Love" is the rarest of the Series because of its small and limited first print run whereas the first printings of Books Three through Six are all substantial. Copies available online have serious flaws. A rare copy thus. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1846554691. $200.00

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