The extraordinary final volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s monumental ‘My Struggle’ series, ‘perhaps the most significant literary enterprise of our times’ -Guardian)
‘The End’ is the sixth and final book in the monumental ‘My Struggle’ cycle. Here, Karl Ove Knausgaard examines life, death, love and literature with unsparing rigour and begins to count the cost of his project.
This last volume reflects on the fallout from the earlier books, with Knausgaard facing the pressures of literary acclaim and its often shattering repercussions. ‘The End’ is at once a meditation on writing and its relationship with reality, and an account of a writer’s relationship with himself – his ambitions, his doubts and frailties.
‘My Struggle’ depicts life in all its shades, from moments of great drama to seemingly trivial everyday details. It is a project freighted with risk, where the bounds between private and public worlds are tested, not without penalty for the author himself and those around him. ‘The End’ is the capstone on an unparalleled achievement.
Other titles in this series:
A Death in the Family: My Struggle, Book1
A Man in Love: My Struggle, Book 2
Boyhood Island: My Struggle, Book 3
Dancing in the Dark l: My Struggle, Book 4
Some Rain Must Fall: My Struggle, Book 5