Karl Ove Knausgård
Once, Knausgård wrote on suddenly seeing a lake in Michigan, “My eyes teared up, not because the sight was so beautiful, but because the beauty was so sudden."
Karl Ove Knausgård is a Norwegian author known for six autobiographical novels, titled Min Kamp (My Struggle). They have been translated so far in 22 languages.
An introduction to Knausgård's literary universe could be this travelogue through the Midwest in search of a distant relative, an alleged Viking relic and the peculiar essence of Americanness. It was published in NYT in two parts:
(German and Nordic Literature)