Inadvertent - Why I Write by Karl Ove Knausgaard is from a lecture he gave in 2017. It's been translated from the Norwegian, and gives fascinating insight into a unique artist. I've read two of his books so far - Autumn and Winter and his writing is deep, edgy, and very personal.
It's one thing to know something, another to write about it p. 51 in my heart of hearts I knew that I was neither a writer nor an artist, I knew I didn't have what it takes. That I kept on trying anyway at times filled me with burning shame and despair, because it was so obviously a lie I told myself to maintain my sense of self. p.60 on reading - all I wanted was to be in that other world, on the other side p.81 This was writing. To lose sight of yourself, and yet to use yourself, or that part of yourself that was beyond the control of your ego.
This short book is large in the sense of heart and wisdom.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.