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Autumn

(2017)
(The first book in the Seasons Quartet series)
A non fiction book by

 
 
From the author of the monumental My Struggle series, Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of the masters of contemporary literature and a genius of observation and introspection, comes the first in a new autobiographical quartet based on the four seasons.

August 28. Now, as I write this, you know nothing about anything, about what awaits you, the kind of world you will be born into. And I know nothing about you. I want to show you our world as it is now: the door, the floor, the water tap and the sink, the garden chair close to the wall beneath the kitchen window, the sun, the water, the trees. You will come to see it in your own way, you will experience things for yourself and live a life of your own, so of course it is primarily for my own sake that I am doing this: Showing you the world, little one, makes my life worth living.

Autumn begins with a letter Karl Ove Knausgaard writes to his unborn daughter, showing her what to expect of the world. He writes one short piece per day, describing the material and natural world with the precision and mesmerizing intensity that have become his trademark. He describes with acute sensitivity daily life with his wife and children in rural Sweden, drawing upon memories of his own childhood to give an inimitably tender perspective on the precious and unique bond between parent and child. The sun, wasps, jellyfish, eyes, lice - the stuff of everyday life is the fodder for his art. Nothing is too small or too vast to escape his attention. This book is a personal encyclopedia on everything from chewing gum to the stars. Through close observation of the objects and phenomena around him, Knausgaard shows us how vast, unknowable, and wondrous the world is.



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August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Autumn (Seasons Quartet)
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN: 1-910701-63-7 / 978-1-910701-63-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Autumn
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN: 0-345-81103-8 / 978-0-345-81103-5 (USA edition)
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August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Autumn
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN: 0-399-56330-X / 978-0-399-56330-0 (USA edition)
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November 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Autumn (Seasons Quartet)
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN: 1-78470-326-5 / 978-1-78470-326-4 (UK edition)
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October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Autumn
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN: 0-399-56332-6 / 978-0-399-56332-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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October 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: Autumn
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN: 0-345-81104-6 / 978-0-345-81104-2 (USA edition)
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Autumn (Seasons Quartet)
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN: 1-910701-64-5 / 978-1-910701-64-5 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

May 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Autumn
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN: 1-5288-0860-6 / 978-1-5288-0860-6 (UK edition)
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May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Autumn
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May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Autumn
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Autumn
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Autumn
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Autumn
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Autumn (Seasons Quartet Book 1)
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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August 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Autumn
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publisher: Penguin Press
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August 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Autumn (The Seasons Series Book 1)
Author(s): Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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