Sunday, January 16, 2022

An imaginative gem …

… Review of "The Morning Star" by Karl Ove Knausgaard | City Journal. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… even translation problems can’t ruin The Morning Star. If its opening pages make us feel as if we’re in the midst of something resembling life as we know it, by the end we’re looking at the whole enchilada sub specie aeternitatis—from the perspective of the eternal—having along the way been vouchsafed an acute sense of the fragility of human existence, the futility of our efforts to fathom it and do something meaningful with it, and the fallaciousness of any illusion that we’ve accomplished something remotely important in the big scheme of things.

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