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Min kamp 3 (original 2010; edition 2012)

by Karl Ove Knausgård

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Title:Min kamp 3
Authors:Karl Ove Knausgård
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My Struggle: Book Three by Karl Ove Knausgård (2010)

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The third part of the "My Struggle" series takes in Karl Ove's childhood years in primary school, living in a small community on and around an island off the south coast of Norway. The by now familiar confessional style focuses on his time at school and among his family, particularly his relationship with his domineering father. ( )
  rrmmff2000 | Apr 6, 2014 |
Litteratursiden.dk (Jen Henrik Holm) : "Den altid velskrivende Knausgård fortæller i bind tre om barndommens tabte land og om forholdet til den mægtige, straffende fader. Men de lange, beskrivende passager kvæler indimellem fortællingen.

Beretningen begynder i 1969, hvor den unge familien Knausgård ankommer til en lille ø i det sydligste Norge. Således sætter Knausgård scenen for beretningen om sine syv første leveår.

Efter bind et og to, der begge havde den voksne Knausgård i hovedrollen, og hvor henholdsvis faderens død og familielivet med børn udgjorde fortællingens centrale omdrejningspunkter, er det nu barnet Karl Ove, der låner ordet til fortællingen om barndom og opvækst i 1970’erne. Barndomsskildringen bliver fortalt nogenlunde kronologisk, og kun enkelte gange bryder den voksne Knausgård ind og knytter en kommentar til handlingen i bind tre, der mere end sine to forgængere minder om en roman i traditionel forstand.

Knausgård beretter med stor detaljerigdom og mange levende sanseindtryk, der fører læseren ind i barnets verden. Vi hører om kammeraterne, deres udflugter i den omgivende skov, hvor de med barnets og særligt drenges umiddelbare nysgerrighed bare må undersøger alt selv det ulækre, såsom da Knausgård og hans ven Geir skider i skoven og derefter opsøger ekskrementerne for at se deres forvandling. Vi kommer med til fodboldkampene, skarnstregerne og den begyndende interesse for piger og litteratur.

Men ingen barndom uden trolde, og i Karl Oves beretning fremstår en særlig styg en af slagsen: Den konstant rugende og latent voldelige far, der med korporlig afstraffelse og hånlige bemærkninger bekæmper et hvert tilløb til brud på det ordentlige og mandhaftige, hvilket ikke giver så få konflikter, da Karl Ove er meget grådlabil. Særlig stærk er de scener, hvor faren frustreres over sine kejtede forsøg på at nå ind til den afvisende Karl Ove, der nærer frygt og had for den udefra set respektable og agtede mand.

Knausgård skriver fantastisk, men de detaljerige, beskrivende passager bliver efter min mening for omstændige og tempoet for dvælende, når hver en farve, lugt etc. partout skal med i hver dagligdags foreteelse. Til tider bliver ’Min kamp 3’ selv lidt af en kamp at komme igennem. Der er for langt mellem de far-søn-konflikter, der driver læsningen fremad, og jeg savner den spruttende, essayistiske Knausgård, der nådeløst hudfletter sin samtid og omgivelser. Måske han kommer tilbage i bind fire?"
  bek.randersbib | Mar 19, 2011 |
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We might wonder why, right now, we as readers are able to see Knausgaard pretty well. If “My Struggle” — which is arguably most engrossing when it describes the care of children in what feels like minute-to-minute detail — were written from the point of view of a woman, would it be the literary sensation it is? I don’t think it would be. But this points to blindnesses outside the book, not in it. That cultural norms are obtuse about men and women in such different ways is an essential part of Knausgaard’s predicament; he changes diapers, he cooks dinner, he is said to be pretty good-looking, he doesn’t talk about sex all that much — he often feels perceived as too feminine. This runs deep. One of his very few childhood memories of his mother involves her buying him a swim cap with flowers on it, and one of the most hilarious moments in the novel so far comes at a party when Knausgaard realizes no one expects him to be the guy to break down the door behind which his own pregnant wife is trapped. The female mirror of “My Struggle” would arguably not be a woman’s detailed domestic diary — we are all too comfortable seeing that situation as wholly normal, and therefore not seeing it at all — but instead a kind of virago story. Perhaps the vardoger that preceded “My Struggle” is that work by another Norwegian great, Henrik Ibsen — “A Doll’s House.”
 
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En mild och mulen dag i augusti 1969, på en smal väg längs ut på en sörlandsö, mellan hagar och bergknallar, ängar och skogsdungar uppför och nerför små backar och skarpa kurvor, ibland med träd på ömse sidor, som i en tunnel, ibland med havet rakt fram, kom en buss körande.
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"A family of four--mother, father and two boys--move to the South Coast of Norway to a new house on a newly developed site. It is the early 1970s and the family's trajectory, upwardly mobile: the future seems limitless. In painstaking, sometimes self-lacerating detail, Knausgaard paints a world familiar to anyone who can recall the intensity and novelty of childhood experience, one in which children and adults lead parallel lives that never meet. Perhaps the most Proustian in the series, Book Three gives us Knausgaard's vivid, technicolor recollections of childhood, his emerging self-understanding, and the multilayered nature of time's passing, memory, and existence."--Amazon.com… (more)

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