By Karl Ove Knausgård
Fjärde delen av Karl Ove Knausgårds mäktiga autofiktiva roman Min kamp kretsar kring en ung guy och hans författardrömmar. males allt hotas att slås i kras av en förbjuden kärlek.När han är arton år gammal och har summary gått ut gymnasiet flyttar Karl Ove Knausgård until en liten fiskeby långt i norr för att arbeta som lärare. Jobbet är han helt ointresserad av, summary som han är ointresserad av att jobba överhuvudtaget. Målet är istället att spara pengar för att kunna resa bort och få tid until att skriva. För det är författare han vill bli. until en början ser allt hoppfullt ut: han skriver några noveller, blir accepterad på byn och uppvaktas av flera intressanta tjejer. males i takt med att vintermörkret sänker sig över det svindlande vackra landskapet går allt fel. Hans skrivande knyter sig och han kommer ingen vart. Han börjar dricka för mycket och får ofta minnesluckor, vilket skrämmer honom då det påminner om faderns alkoholism som präglade en så stor del av hans barndom. males det tycks dessutom omöjligt för honom att göra sig kvitt oskulden; det som ser lovande ur slutar varje gång i förödmjukelse. I sitt uppstressade tillstånd börjar han hysa varma känslor för en trettonårig elev i sin klass.
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And explain too the particular relationship between civilization and the world of nature in Turin: which is such that all it takes is the re-emergence of green leaves along the boulevards, the glimmer of the river Po, the warm proximity of the hills, and suddenly one’s heart is open again to landscapes that had never really been forgotten, and you rethink your position within the vast world of nature, in short you taste the flavour of being alive. ] The Writer and the City If one admits that a writer’s work can be influenced by the environment in which it is produced, by the elements of the surrounding scenery, then one has to admit that Turin is the ideal city in which to be a writer.
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Min Kamp 4 by Karl Ove Knausgård