In the Land of the Cyclops

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Martin Aitken

In the Land of the Cyclops
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In the Land of the Cyclops

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Martin Aitken

In the Land of the Cyclops is Karl Ove Knausgaard’s first collection of essays to be published in English, and these brilliant and wide-ranging pieces meditate on themes familiar from his groundbreaking fiction.

In these pieces, Knausgaard discusses Swedish anger, Madame Bovary, the Northern Lights, Ingmar Bergman, and the work of an array of writers and visual artists, including Knut Hamsun, Michel Houellebecq, Anselm Kiefer and Cindy Sherman.These essays beautifully capture Knausgaard’s ability to mediate between the deeply personal and the universal, demonstrating his trademark self-scrutiny and his deep longing to authentically see, understand, and experience the world.

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