This "beautiful essay on language and the work of Peter Handke was presented two days ago by Karl Ove Knausgaard at the Skien International Ibsen Conference. The Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke is the winner of the the 2014 International Ibsen Award, the world’s most prestigious theater prize." It really is a stunning essay and one, I think, that shows that those who read Knausgaard as some kind of uber-realist are missing his supreme literary artistry...

Readers Comments

  1. Leora Skolkin-Smith Sunday 26 October 2014

    wonderful essay I agree. A Sorrow Beyond Dreams moved me beyond what I can express,

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