I have been puzzling over the following quote;
"Knausgaard has a tremendous essayistic talent..."
What does that mean?
It means Knausgaard writes a mean essay.
If Knausgaard wrote shit, would we say he has a tremendous shittyistic talent?
If Knausgaard had a tremendous drivelistic talent, would we still read him?
If Knausgaard wrote demagoguery, would he be written up as a demagogueristic talent?
Knausgaard is the guy who wrote a million page book about writing a million page book.
That just makes him a diarrheaistic talent around here.