The books cover his private life and thoughts, and unleashed a media frenzy upon its release, with journalists attempting to track down the mentioned members of his family. The series has sold half a million copies in Norway alone and has been published in 35 languages. He circulated the first book to about ten of the largest figures in the book before its release and offered to change their names.
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He later acknowledged that he had a choice and chose to publish "no matter what", and referred to this admission of guilt as "cowardly".
He had been planning to finish the six volumes within the year, preferring to work under harsh deadlines to combat his writer's block. Working almost all day aside from chauffeuring his kids, he could write 20 pages in a day.
The page section on his first days with his wife was written in a hour spurt. He wrote the page fifth book in eight weeks.
The sixth book has a page essay on Hitler's early life and autobiography. He wanted "unsparing honesty" in the last book "to save the project", and so discarded pages, delayed the book, and wrote about the fallout from the publication of the previous five volumes, including a breakdown suffered by his wife  during which she was hospitalized.
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Though he wrote at the end of his series that he is finished with writing, he plans to write a new and fantastical novel not about his life, and influenced by Jorge Luis Borges and Italo Calvino. Though the book's protagonist is conflicted between his commonplace needs and his longing to make monumental art, the novels show that the main functions of his life are not the latter art work but the former family life.
The series is centered around family and relationships, not the writer's relationship with his work. The books have different titles depending on country and translation.
In the native Norwegian and in Swedish they are simply known as Min kamp 1 , Min kamp 2 , etc.. The title of the series, of both the English translation and the original Norwegian, is a translation of "Mein Kampf" and is thus a clear reference to Hitler.
The title of the first volume of the German translation is Sterben , which means "to die" or "dying", the second volume Lieben , meaning "to love" and so on.
At the insistence of the publisher, the work was not published as Mein Kampf in Germany.
Alan Dershowitz’s long, controversial career—and the accusations against him.
In the new volume, his dad is no longer abusive. I know it's going to hurt, and I will drive you to the hospital afterwards. But I'm going to do it anyway.
A theatrical adaptation of My Struggle into a Swedish language play entitled "Min Kamp" was premiered in Stockholm at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern on 29th August , adapted for the stage and directed by Ole Anders Tandberg.
The play was premiered in Kristiansand on 2 September in Norwegian language  and performed at the Oslo Nye Centralteatret from 11 October running until 29 October From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The difficult thing for me is that I want basically to be a good man. That's what I want to be. In this project, I wasn't. It is unmoral, in a way. The New Republic.
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Karl Ove Knausgaard Reading Selections from his Novel "My Struggle: Book One"
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