The Sunday Times bestseller from literary phenomenon Karl Ove Knausgaard, a love letter about the world written by a father to his unborn daughter.
'Inspiring, surprising... Autumn will warm and enlighten anyone who opens their eyes to it' The Times
Autumn begins with a letter Karl Ove Knausgaard writes to his unborn daughter. He adds one short piece each day, describing the material and natural world - from twilight to the migration of birds, from Van Gogh to forgiveness - with the precision and mesmerising intensity that have become his trademark.
With artwork by Vanessa Baird
'This book is full of wonders... The world feels repainted' New York Times
Diverse and delightful… These sharp little essays capture the wonder of things with photographic immediacy… This is an inspiring, surprising collection
Brilliantly conveys the sense you get, as a prospective parent, that the world is brand new… It’s all beautifully done.
In Autumn, a lyrical cabaret beside the grand opera of the My Struggle books, taboo memories and forbidden feelings disrupt the grown-up project of a compendium of fatherly wisdom... Autumn glows with a radiant attachment to 'the world, as it is'... From sunshine to head-lice, it celebrates the 'dizzying intensity of being'.
Quietly illuminates Knausgaard's profound gift for making the reader see the world in fresh and unpredictable ways.
This book is full of wonders… Loose teeth, chewing gum, it all becomes noble, almost holy, under Knausgaard’s patient, admiring gaze. The world feels repainted.
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