Karl Ove Knausgaard

For anyone interested in memoir, there’s an excellent review by Paul Binding in the Spectator of the third volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-volume autobiographical trilogy, Boyhood Island. (Translation of the last three volumes into English is not yet complete.) Knausgaard’s Proustian take on the nature of memory holds a warning for anyone embarking on a memoir. It is: ‘pragmatic, sly and artful’.