I was searching for an English translation of a Karl Ove Knausgaard novel last week when I stumbled across this auction for a set of his My Struggle autobiographical series, Books 1-5, signed no less.
It also includes a “life-sized” image of his head. It’s basically a picture of him cut out and glued on a popsicle stick:
The seller states:”The winner will receive a life-size ‘Karl Ove Knausgaard’ mask provided at the pre-publication [of Book 5] event in London – a great collector’s item!”
Then: “I am happy to provide pictures of the signing to the winning bidder.”
The whole thing sounds kind of bizarre to me, especially because Knausgaard is a famous introvert.
I’m tempted to bid.