YouCaxton Literary Lecture, 6.30 pm, Tuesday, 27th May at the Pengwern Bookshop, Fish Street, Shrewsbury.
Fresh from his recent biography of Hans Christian Andersen, writer and literary critic, Paul Binding, will be speaking about Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-volume autobiographical sequence, My Struggle. (Translation of the last three volumes into English is not yet complete; No 3, Boyhood Island, came out in the UK in March.) Knausgaard’s sensationally successful Proustian take on the nature of memory holds a warning for anyone embarking on memoir. Memory is: ‘pragmatic, sly and artful’.