Knausgaard's Triumph

I've got a new piece in the Fall 2015 issue of Virginia Quarterly Review on Karl Ove Knausgaard. While it seems as if hundreds of thousands of words have already been written about this author, I felt that certain things had not been said. Even those who love his work often throw around words like "boring" and "narcissistic" to describe it; I argue Nay. I also take on what seems to me the too-easy charge that if a woman had written the same six volumes, they would not have become an international sensation.