Summer

Product Number: EB00720022
Released: Aug 21, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780399563409
Publisher: Penguin Press
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The grand finale of Karl Ove Knausgaard's masterful and intensely-personal series about the four seasons, illustrated with paintings by the great German artist Anselm Kiefer 2 June-It is completely dark out now. It is twenty-three minutes to midnight and you have already slept for four hours. What you will dream of tonight, no one will ever know. Even if you were to remember it when you wake up, you wouldn't have a language in which to communicate it to us, nor do I think that you quite understand what dreams are, I think that is still undefined for you, that your thoughts haven't grasped it yet, and that it therefore lies within that strange zone where it neither exists nor doesn't exist. The conclusion to one of the most extraordinary and original literary projects in recent years, Summer once again intersperses short vividly descriptive essays with emotionally-raw diary entries addressed directly to Knausgaard's newborn daughter. Writing more expansively and, if it is possible, even more intimately and unguardedly than in the previous three volumes, he mines with new depth his difficult memories of his childhood and fraught relationship with his own father. Documenting his family's life in rural Sweden and reflecting on a characteristically eclectic array of subjects-mosquitoes, barbeques, cynicism, and skin, to name just a few-he braids the various threads of the previous volumes into a moving conclusion. At his most voluminous since My Struggle, his epic sensational series, Knausgaard writes for his daughter, striving to make ready and give meaning to a world at once indifferent and achingly beautiful. In his hands, the overwhelming joys and insoluble pains of family and parenthood come alive with uncommon feeling.

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Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
Series: Seasons Series No: 4
Original Publish Date: Aug 21, 2018

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Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
Narrator(s): Edoardo Ballerini
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Product Number C04284
Released: Oct 08, 2018
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ISBN: #9781501916472
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Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
Narrator(s): Edoardo Ballerini
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Product Number Z12163
Released: Aug 21, 2018
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ISBN: #9781501916489
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Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
Narrator(s): Edoardo Ballerini
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Product Number MP2612
Released: Dec 05, 2018
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ISBN: #9781980016106

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