Autumn - Section 2 Summary & Analysis

Knausgaard, Karl Ove
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Part 1, September, cont’d. – The Sun. The author contemplates how the sun is both destructive (i.e. of eyesight, if one looks at it directly) and nurturing (i.e. it is the source of all life), and how it is easy to see connections between its power and nature, and the power and nature of God. “In this way,” he comments, “human beings under the sun, who without religion were merely arbitrary creatures and slaves to their condition, gained enormous significance, and the sun became no more than a star” (22). He also comments on how the cycles of the sun do not change – life continues as light brightens and darkens, appears and moves and disappears, every day.

Teeth – The author contemplates, and wonders at, the process of how teeth are created in the young – how generally soft food is converted to little objects as...

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