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Coming to America

Sharita Turner

In which Karl Ove Knausgaard’s NYT series about travelling to the United States visits Duluth, Superior and more.

My Saga, Part 2: Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Passage Through America

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bslater17

about 3 years ago

I'm eager to read this; enjoying Karl Ove's "My Struggle" very much.

bslater17

about 3 years ago

The thing about Karl Ove is that in an age of the memoir and everyone with a blog using the first-person construct in their writing, he's one of the few with craft and skill enough to rise above the question, "Why am I giving two s***s about what this person has to say?" I find most people who exclusively use the "I" do so as a Facebook, as a way to inform us about how unique they think they are. It becomes tedious and vain. Karl Ove uses it in an unvarnished way to illustrate how truly alike he is with the rest of us.

bluenewt

about 3 years ago

I am really enjoying his Twitter feed since he missed his flight to Oslo and got stuck in Minneapolis. This, for example:

The @Americinn waffle iron is on a digital timer. In the Land of Individualism, one may not choose a browner breakfast.

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