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Under the Autumn Star by Knut Hamsun
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Dull but true. Boring but penetrating. Which is the right question: Why is this middle-aged man wandering or why has he no reason to settle down? We know he is searching for meaning for his life in his infatuation which he suspects all along will not lead anywhere but which in the end will take him back to where he came from. Possibly that was where he wanted to be in the first place and just needed an excuse to return. Bottomline: we don't know. What would usually be a forgotten episode in one's life is now all the material we have to go by. The book invites us to look inside ourselves in our attempt to reconstruct the whole story which is concealed just as much as part of it is revealed.

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Reading Progress

December 12, 2016 – Started Reading
December 12, 2016 – Shelved
December 15, 2016 – Finished Reading

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