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The Resource Home and away : writing the beautiful game, Karl Ove Knausgaard and Fredrik Ekelund ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Se?n Kinsella

Home and away : writing the beautiful game, Karl Ove Knausgaard and Fredrik Ekelund ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Se?n Kinsella

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Home and away : writing the beautiful game
Title
Home and away
Title remainder
writing the beautiful game
Statement of responsibility
Karl Ove Knausgaard and Fredrik Ekelund ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Se?n Kinsella
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Contributor
Author
Translator
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Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
"From the always astonishing Karl Ove Knausgaard--a brilliantly unusual book to delight both reading sports fans and the literary world. Bridging the two worlds of soccer and great writing, in the tradition of Lewis's Moneyball, Hornby's Fever Pitch or Buford's Among the Thugs, Knausgaard provides us with a die-hard fan's impassioned, personal, quirky, entertaining musings on that fundamental relationship between sports and life. "I remember every single World Cup starting with the one in 1978, what I was doing, how I was living, who I was, and the world in which it took place. But I have always just watched them on TV, never in reality, and I want it to stay that way--so that's the starting point for this book, isn't it? Life against death, yes against no, Brazil against Argentina."Karl Ove is sitting at home in Sweden watching the World Cup on TV (and falling asleep), with his wife, four small children and the dog; his good pal Fredrik is away in Brazil, playing beautiful football on the beach and watching the match. In this lively, argumentative, unique long-form email correspondence between them, written back and forth across the world, what begins as musings on the famous 2014 World Cup becomes (naturally) an exploration of the essential questions of life, with soccer as the catalyst for an inspiringly entertaining exchange of thoughts and ideas encompassing everything from the elusive nature of personal happiness, competitiveness, politics, insider knowledge about international football, art and literature, all rivetingly dissected with brilliance, verve and humour."--
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Provided by publisher
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CaOONL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knausg?rd, Karl Ove
Index
no index present
Literary form
letters
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1968-
  • 1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bartlett, Don
  • Kinsella, Se?n
  • Ekelund, Fredrik
  • Knausg?rd, Karl Ove
  • Knausg?rd, Karl Ove
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knausg?rd, Karl Ove
  • Ekelund, Fredrik
  • World Cup (Soccer)
  • Soccer fans
  • Soccer fans
  • Soccer in literature
Target audience
general
Label
Home and away : writing the beautiful game, Karl Ove Knausgaard and Fredrik Ekelund ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Se?n Kinsella
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
412 pages
Isbn
9780345810755
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • pr01223603
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01223603
  • 320444
Label
Home and away : writing the beautiful game, Karl Ove Knausgaard and Fredrik Ekelund ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Se?n Kinsella
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
412 pages
Isbn
9780345810755
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • pr01223603
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01223603
  • 320444

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