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Autumn by Karl-Ove Knausgaard
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Meditations on the mundane and some nice artwork in this book. Knausgaard looks closely at the things we take for granted everyday and turns them into something grand. This collection of short essays are divided by month (September, October and November) and each section starts with a letter addressed to his unborn daughter. A lovely idea and a lovely little book. ( )
  redwritinghood38 | Nov 6, 2018 |
With my new love for essays, I enjoyed this first book in his completed three series of “showing” his the n unborn daughter “the world”. He is an amazing writer who gave me a new perspective of mundane things like “Chewing Gum”, one of my favorites given thats also my thing. I related entirely to his deep thinking which makes me feel less weird. I really need to write down my thoughts, too. ( )
  joyfulmimi | Jun 3, 2018 |
Sublime and ridiculous but thankfully mostly the former. ( )
  P1g5purt | Mar 21, 2018 |
This is a collection of essays, which is my favorite type of reading .... so of course I liked it. The essays are uneven in content, which is common in any collection but this Norwegian author writes beautifully about his family. There are a few subjects I could have done without like head lice, for example. This is the first of a four volume set that has translated to English, so I am looking to reading the rest of the collection, as well as prize winning first novel Out of the World. ( )
  kerryp | Nov 30, 2017 |
Oh I'm so sorry Karl Ove to have to write this review. Up till now you have been my very favorite author - I've read all 5 volumes of My Struggle and am anxiously awaiting the last, and I even loved Home and Away despite the many many soccer descriptions. I have loved you despite only getting one friend to agree with me.

But this was boring. I still recognized your style, but I just don't think it fits the short essay format. And, except for a few (good) essays, it was too impersonal. Your raw style was mostly missing. ( )
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The first entry in a planned four-part autobiographical series presents sensory letters written to the author's unborn daughter that describe his childhood and daily life with his wife and older children in rural Sweden.

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