Online Feature-Micro Book Review of My Struggle

karl my struggleMicro Book Review of  My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard

My Struggle
Karl Ove Knausgaard
Translated by Don Bartlett
Originally Published by Forgalet Oktober (2009)
English Translation published by Archipelago Books (2012)

As many readers have stated, Knausgaard may be the progressive Proust of our century. He weaves an intricate web of day-to-day life without batting an eyelid. From divorce and the hatred of his own children, My Struggle achieves the honesty of the human heart, the absolutism of a daily rhythm that is locked within the bodies of any modern citizen of the world. While Knausgaard’s life story may seem petty and exceedingly redundant, it provides a wide scope of relativism and subtle criticism of the travails of the first-world human condition. It is difficult to place this book on the coffee table, it will make your thoughts tick and your mind hungry for more.


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A TASTE OF GIN: issue four

curated by Marie Conlan, Bombay Gin’s Web Co-Editor, Poetry Co-Editor, 2015

Featuring work by: Sally Lawton, Eva Carlini, Samy Sabh, and Spencer Hendrixson

A Taste of Gin Online Editorial Feature

Each month (or so) Bombay Gin Literary Journal presents an online feature by one of our editorial board members. We call this: “A Taste of Gin.” These tastes give us, as editors, the opportunity to share our individual artistic and aesthetic visions. We split our Bombay Gin third-mind temporarily in order to show you the nuances, quirks, and concerns we, as an editorial board, comprise. We hope you enjoy these future tastings.

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Join our fright of poet ghost readers & enjoy some BYOSpirits on Halloween Eve for the first installment of the Bombay Gin Reading Series.


790 30TH STREET, BOULDER (no parking)

Expect pandomonium & feelings. It is a costume party. You can dress up as anything you want, especially if it’s a sheet ghost. That would be cool, a bunch of people all dressed up like sheet ghosts but w/e! Think about it. Either way.

Poetry from these ghouls :

Dani Ferrara
Oh she’s a scary little fairy person poet broh!

Shy Watson
She has a spooky name. No one knows what color her hair will be. She got the good words though broh!

Poetess & painter & witch. Her poems are spells and her spells are potent. Beware the enchantment broh!

Open Mic

Show us your ectoplasm.

Jack Kerouac School hosts WHAT WHERE READING SERIES 10/27

Naropa University and The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics will host another WHAT WHERE Reading Series featuring writers Harmony Holiday, Danielle Pafunda, and Carolina Ebeid.

When: October 27th, 2015 from 7:30-9:00 pm.

Where: The Performing Arts Center at Naropa University’s Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO.

Come join! Reception and refreshments to follow.


Our 42nd Issue, Reprogramming the Wilderness, is in the making!

A big thank you to all of our readers and to all of those who submitted their prose, poetry, book reviews, and art pieces. We so look forward to putting this issue together for everyone to enjoy.

More information on Bombay Gin sponsored readings, fundraising events, and release party details will be posted in the weeks and months to come.

Thank you all!

-Bombay Gin

Bombay Gin Issue 41 RELEASE PARTY

Our 41st Issue, The Walls of the City Shake, is out and ready to be read – by you.

We will RELEASE THE WAIL – and Issue 41 – at 303 Vodka in Boulder this Saturday, from 3 to 6 p.m. Our featured readers include Anne Waldman, Reed Bye, and more, and we’ll have video readings from several of our contributors, including Thurston Moore, Jiwon Choi, Megan Kaminski, and Katie Dyer.

See our flier below for more information.

And see you there!

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Bombay Gin 42 Call for Submissions

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Submissions to Bombay Gin 42: Reprogramming the Wilderness are now open!

“How do we articulate nature? …Is it possible to articulate a program that will ensure the survival of the disappearing and the decaying?”

Read the full call and our submission guidelines at our submittable page. Submissions deadline is August 15, 2015.