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So much longing in so little space : the art of Edvard Munch / Karl Ove Knausgaard ; translated from the Norwegian by Ingvild Burkey.


"A brilliant and personal examination by sensational and bestselling author Karl Ove Knausgaard of his Norwegian compatriot Edvard Munch, the famed artist best known for his iconic painting The Scream In So Much Longing in So Little Space, Karl Ove Knausgaard sets out to understand the enduring and awesome power of Edvard Munch's work by training his gaze on the landscapes that inspired Munch and speaking firsthand with other contemporary artists, including Anselm Kiefer, for whom Munch's legacy looms large. Bringing together art history, biography, and memoir, Knausgaard tells a passionate, freewheeling, and pensive story about not just one of history's most significant painters, but the very meaning of choosing the artist's life, as he himself has done. Including reproductions of some of Munch's most emotionally and psychologically intense works, chosen by Knausgaard, this utterly original and ardent work of criticism will delight and educate both experts and novices of literature and the visual arts alike"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780143133131
  • ISBN: 0143133136
  • ISBN: 9781787300545
  • ISBN: 1787300544
  • Physical Description: 233 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2019.

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General Note:
"Originally published under the title Så mye lengsel på så liten flate. En bok om Edvard Munchs bilder in Norway by Forlaget Oktober in 2017"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Language Note:
Text in English. Translated from the Norwegian.
Subject: Munch, Edvard, 1863-1944 > Criticism and interpretation.
Munch, Edvard, 1863-1944.
Art, Norwegian.
ART > Individual Artists > General.
ART > Criticism & Theory.
LITERARY CRITICISM > European > Scandinavian.
Art, Norwegian.
Genre: Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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