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Nordic Book Club, March

Join us to discuss "So Much Longing In So Little Space: The Art of Edvard Munch" by Karl Ove Knausgaard, 2019. JOINT PROGRAM with the Figge Art Museum (Davenport, IA)

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Nordic Book Club, March

Time & Location

Sep 27, 2022, 7:00 PM CDT – Sep 28, 2022, 7:00 PM CDT

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About the Event

This event is a special partnership with the Art Lovers Book Club of the Figge Art Museum (Davenport, IA)! 

Nordic Book Club members are invited to participate in the Figge's discussion of this title on Wednesday 1 February 2023 in the Figge Board Room at 1:00 p.m. Additionally, members of the Art Lovers Book Club will be invited to join the Nordic Book Club online for our discussion on Monday 13 February 2023 via Zoom. NOTE: This is a Monday meeting, since Tuesday is Valentine's Day. 

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A brilliant and personal examination by sensational and bestselling author Karl Ove Knausgaard of his Norwegian compatriot Edvard Munch, the famed artist best known for his iconic painting The Scream

In So Much Longing in So Little Space, Karl Ove Knausgaard sets out to understand the enduring and awesome power of Edvard Munch's work by training his gaze on the landscapes that inspired Munch and speaking firsthand with other contemporary artists, including Anselm Kiefer, for whom Munch's legacy looms large. Bringing together art history, biography, and memoir, Knausgaard tells a passionate, freewheeling, and pensive story about not just one of history's most significant painters, but the very meaning of choosing the artist's life, as he himself has done. Including reproductions of some of Munch's most emotionally and psychologically intense works, chosen by Knausgaard, this utterly original and ardent work of criticism will delight and educate both experts and novices of literature and the visual arts alike.

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