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Book Review: Dancing in the Dark by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Dancing in the DarkDancing in the Dark by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Harvill Secker, £17.99)

The fourth volume of Norwegian sensation Karl Ove Knausgaard’s fictionalised memoir won’t disappoint his many readers. Thus far, in the “My Struggle” cycle, we’ve seen our anti-hero grow up doing all the things young boys do—while also having to negotiate an overbearing father.

In this book, Dancing in the Dark, he feels ambivalent when he starts his own family  and witnesses the awful yet liberating death of his father. He is a music-obsessed virgin determined to become…

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