Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Five of the best books on self-obsession

Will Storr is an award-winning journalist and novelist. His latest book is Selfie: How the West Became Self-Obsessed.

One of Storr's five best books on self-obsession, as shared at the Guardian:
Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard specialises in semi-fictional self-obsession. A Death in the Family [My Struggle, Book One], translated by Don Bartlett, charts a period of his life centring around his alcoholic father’s death. Knausgaard has a spectacular gift for finding profundity in the mundane details of his existence. In other books, his fascination with himself can sometimes become too much, but the balance between intimate detail and story is pretty much perfect here.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue