By Karl Ove Knausgaard, Eduardo Ballerini, Wholestory Audiobooks
Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the younger Karl Ove, new homes, periods and neighbors are met with manic pleasure and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of strength, benevolent relating to his doting mom, tyrannical relating to his merciless father.
Knausgaard describes a time during which victories and defeats are felt keenly and each try at self-definition is exasperating. this can be an audiobook approximately relatives, reminiscence and the way we by no means turn into really what we got down to be.
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Then we went into the other part of the field, the bit that came to an end by a stone wall and the forest behind it; it was as though it was bordered by a long ridge, quite steep, perhaps ten metres high, clad with a line of spruce trees, broken occasionally by a knoll of bare rock. Walking here or in similar areas, I often happily indulged the notion that the countryside resembled the sea. And that fields were the surface of the sea with mountains and islands rising from them. Oh, to sail in a boat through the forest!
Of course I don’t remember any of this time. It is absolutely impossible to identify with the infant my parents photographed, indeed so impossible that it seems wrong to use the word ‘me’ to describe what is lying on the changing table, for example, with unusually red skin, arms and legs spread and a face distorted into a scream, the cause of which no one can remember, or on a sheepskin rug on the floor, wearing white pyjamas, still red-faced, with large dark eyes squinting slightly. Is this creature the same person as the one sitting here in Malmö writing?
A tiny, tiny little figure, no bigger than an ant, on top of the ladder against the roof. Could he see me up here? I wondered. A gust of wind blew off the sea. I turned to watch the others. Two yellow dots and one light green one moving to and fro between the trees. The rocky plateau was dark grey, much like the sky beyond, with yellow and, in some places, whitish grass in the cracks. A branch lay there, all its weight resting on the many needle-thin side branches in such a way that the thick main stem didn’t touch the ground.