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Random House presents the audiobook edition of So Much Longing in So Little Space, by Karl Ove Knausgaard, read by Matthew Waterson.

In So Much Longing in So Little Space, Karl Ove Knausgaard explores the life and work of Edvard Munch. Setting out to understand the enduring power of Munch’s painting, Knausgaard reflects on the essence of creativity, on choosing to be an artist, experiencing the world through art and its influence on his own writing. 

As co-curator of a major new exhibition of Munch's work in Oslo, Knausgaard visits the landscapes that inspired him and speaks with contemporary artists, including Vanessa Baird and Anselm Kiefer. 

Bringing together art history, biography and memoir, and drawing on ideas of truth, originality and memory, So Much Longing in So Little Space is a brilliant and personal examination of the legacy of one of the world’s most iconic painters, and a meditation on art itself.

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©2019 Karl Ove Knausgaard and Ingvild Burkey (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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A fascinating book let down by the proformance.

I really enjoyed this but unlike Edoardo Ballerini, who reads Knausgaard so well in the My Struggle series of books, Matthew Waterson seems disconnected from the text and somewhat disinterested.

That said, a fascinating book and you will want to listen while Googling the pictures being discussed and to take a Google maps tour around Åsgårdstrand to find the locations where Munch worked.

Recommended.

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