So Much Longing in So Little Space: The art of Edvard Munch
In this book, Karl Ove Knausgaard reflects on the life and work of the famed Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. As Knausgaard sets out to understand the enduring power of Munch’s work, he reflects on the essence of art and creativity, choosing the artist’s life, how we experience the world through art and how it influences his own writing. As co-curator of a major new exhibition of the artist’s work in Oslo, Knausgaard visits Munch’s house and the landscapes that inspired him, and speaks with other contemporary artists, including Anselm Kiefer and Vanessa Baird. Bringing together art history, biography and memoir, and drawing on ideas of truth, originality and memory in art and literature, thie book is a brilliant and personal examination of the legacy of one of the world’s most iconic painters, and a mediation on art itself.