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 interviews Karl Ove Knausgaard in The Guardian,
When we last spoke three years ago, you said you’d become bored with your style of writing. Is the Seasons Quartet a move away from that style?
I wanted to do something different from My Struggle – be much more objective, not introspective. I wanted these books to be about the world outside. There is hardly any psychology or inner turmoil. I wanted them to be happier, to get away from everything that I associate with My Struggle.
They contain stunning descriptions and beautiful passages but you say you’re not interested in writing good sentences. What do you mean by that?
I want to reach emotions, to establish a presence in the book that the reader can relate to. For that, the beauty of a sentence can be disturbing. I’m not against a good sentence, but it’s not what I’m trying to achieve.
 

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