Autumn - Section 10 Summary & Analysis

Knausgaard, Karl Ove
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Part 3, November. This section is prefaced with a single-page painting of icicles hanging from bare tree branches.

Tin Cans. The author describes the cylindrical shape of tin cans as something not found in nature, and contemplates their basic function – to keep life out so that what is preserved inside the cans remains pure and un-decaying. He contrasts the pure and lifeless look of tin cans with the pictures of their contents on their labels, and claims that canned food tastes better than frozen food.

Faces – The author considers how there is little that individuals know more about than faces; how they are entirely unique, yet almost always share exactly the same characteristics and components; and how various characteristics (i.e. age, attractiveness) are usually, and easily, identifiable. He describes how changeable the qualities of the human face are, commenting how in one minute his...

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