Autumn - Section 5 Summary & Analysis

Knausgaard, Karl Ove
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Part 1, September, cont’d – Adders. The author imagines the experiences of an adder (i.e. poisonous snake), with its inability to hear, its living its life close to the ground, and its ability to hibernate. He describes what he imagines of its process of coming back to life after hibernation, describes it making its way to a stone-covered beach, and imagines what it is like to be first covered with stones being thrown at it and then having its head bashed in. “More than forty years have passed since that happened,” the author writes, saying that he had never seen “him” behave that way before and never did again (70 – 71).

Mouth – “The mouth is one of the five body orifices, and thus a site of exchange between the body and the world” (73). The author considers the anatomy of a mouth, and how it, like the...

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