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Title Home and away : writing the beautiful game / Karl Ove Knausgaard and Fredrik Ekelund ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Seán Kinsella.
Uniform Title Hjemme-borte. English English

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  839.82 HOME    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  808 KNAUSGAARD    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  839.8267 KNA    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  839.82 KNAUSGARD    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  839.826 KNAUSGARD    Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  839.826 HOM    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description 412 pages ; 21 cm
Note Translated from the Norwegian.
Summary "Two world-class writers reveal themselves to be the ultimate soccer fans in these collected letters. Karl Ove Knausgaard is sitting at home in Skåne with his wife, four small children, and dog. He is watching soccer on TV and falls asleep in front of the set. He likes 0-0 draws, cigarettes, coffee, and Argentina. Fredrik Ekelund is away, in Brazil, where he plays soccer on the beach and watches matches with others. Ekelund loves games that end up 4-3 and teams that play beautiful soccer. He likes caipirinhas and Brazil. Home and Away is an unusual soccer book, in which the two authors use soccer and the World Cup in Brazil as the arena for reflections on life and death, art and politics, class and literature. What does it mean to be at home in a globalized world? This exchange of letters opens up new vistas and gives us stories from the lives of two creative writers. We get under their skin and gain insight into their relationships with modern times and soccer's place in their lives, the significance the game has for people in general, and the question Was this the best soccer championship ever?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Knausgård, Karl Ove, 1968-
Knausgård, Karl Ove, 1968- -- Correspondence.
Ekelund, Fredrik, 1953-
Ekelund, Fredrik, 1953- -- Correspondence.
Soccer fans -- Norway -- Correspondence.
Soccer fans -- Sweden -- Correspondence.
Ekelund, Fredrik, 1953- (OCoLC)fst01932725
Knausgård, Karl Ove, 1968- (OCoLC)fst01914684
Soccer fans. (OCoLC)fst01122177
Norway. (OCoLC)fst01204556
Sweden. (OCoLC)fst01204537
Genre/Form Personal correspondence.
Personal correspondence. (OCoLC)fst01919948
Records and correspondence. (OCoLC)fst01423917
Added Author Ekelund, Fredrik, 1953- Correspondence. English.
Knausgård, Karl Ove, 1968- Correspondence. English.
Bartlett, Don, translator.
ISBN 9780374279837 (paperback)
0374279837 (paperback)
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