Autumn - Section 11 Summary & Analysis

Knausgaard, Karl Ove
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Part 3, November, cont’d – Vomit. The author considers the qualities of vomit, including its color, texture, and content. He also considers how it might be considered beautiful, given that “…the rule governing beauty holds that it is a category usually reserved for the rare and exceptional” (181). He then suggests, however, that it is virtually impossible to consider vomit beautiful because of its smell, texture, and associations with bodily waste. He also says that it is possible to not mind vomit, citing the circumstance in which he was vomited on by his young, ill, daughter: he loved her, he says, and nothing can stand in the way of, or interrupt, that kind of love.

Flies – The author contemplates the existence of the common housefly – specifically, how they are both pesky and miraculous, having incredibly constructed and powerful eyes, are able to fly at great speeds...

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