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Home and away : writing the beautiful game

Title
Home and away : writing the beautiful game / Karl Ove Knausgaard and Fredrik Ekelund ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Séan Kinsella.
Publication
  • London : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
  • ©2016

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Description
412 pages; 21 cm
Uniform Title
Hjemme-borte. English.
Subjects
Language (note)
  • Originally published under the Norwegian title: Hjemme-borte.
Call Number
JFD 17-1472
ISBN
  • 9780374279837
  • 0374279837
LCCN
2016041352
OCLC
964661157
Title
Home and away : writing the beautiful game / Karl Ove Knausgaard and Fredrik Ekelund ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Séan Kinsella.
Publisher
London : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
Copyright Date
©2016
Edition
First American edition
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
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.
Language
Originally published under the Norwegian title: Hjemme-borte.
Added Author
Kinsella, Sean, translator.
Ekelund, Fredrik, 1953- Correspondence. English.
Knausgård, Karl Ove, 1968- Correspondence. English.
Bartlett, Don, translator.
Research Call Number
JFD 17-1472
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