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Karl Ove Knausgaard —
born on December 06, 1968,
Karl Ove Knausgård is a Norwegian author, known for six autobiographical novels, titled My Struggle... (wikipedia)
When I look back at that freedom of childhood, which is in a way infinite, and at all the joy and the intense happiness, now lost, I sometimes think that childhood is where the real meaning of life is located, and that we, adults, are its servants - that that's our purpose.
Is literature more important than hurting people? You can't argue that. You can't say it. It's impossible.
The difficult thing for me is that I want basically to be a good man. That's what I want to be.
My memory is basically visual: that's what I remember, rooms and landscapes. What I do not remember are what the people in these room were telling me. I never see letters or sentences when I write or read, but only the images they produce.
It's one thing to be banal, stupid, and idiotic on the inside. It's another to have it captured in writing.