Autumn - Section 3 Summary & Analysis

Knausgaard, Karl Ove
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Part 1, September, cont’d – Churches. The author describes how the small town where he and his family live is overlooked by a trio of churches on a ring of nearby hills, and comments that churches used to represent both local wealth and gathering places for communities in rural areas. Now, he says, wealth is in the cities and rural areas are being abandoned. This, he says, leaves him feeling sad and nostalgic, commenting that the idea of heaven and the future, as represented by churches and the faith in the divine that brought people to them, has been replaced by the idea, principles, and practices of contemporary, business-oriented life.

Piss – The author considers the probable number of times he has pissed in his life, and wonders how not controlling piss came to be something associated with shame, something he says happens even if people...

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