Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game (Hardback)

£18.99
Despatched in 2 business days.
£18.99
Click & Collect
In stock in 1 or more stores.
£18.99
Same Day Delivery
Check available postcodes.

W1, WC1, WC2, EC1, EC2

Not available after 11:59 BST
Order now for Free delivery in the UK or choose Express Delivery to receive in 2 business days.
More on delivery...

Synopsis

This book is selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in the Times and Evening Standard. Karl Ove Knausgaard and fellow writer Fredrik Ekelund kick around thoughts and ideas on football, life, art and politics. Karl Ove Knausgaard is sitting at home in Skane with his wife, four small children and a dog. He is watching football on TV and falls asleep in front of the set. He likes 0-0 draws, cigarettes, coffee and Argentina. Fredrik Ekelund is away, in Brazil, where he plays football on the beach and watches matches with friends. Fredrik loves games that end up 4-3 and teams that play beautiful football. He likes caipirinhas and Brazil. Home and Away is an unusual football book, in which the two authors use football and the World Cup in Brazil as the arena for reflections on life and death, art and politics, class and literature. What does it mean to be at home in a globalised world? This exchange of letters opens up new vistas and gives us stories from the lives of two creative writers.

We get under their skin and have an insight into their relationships with modern times and football's place in their lives, the significance the game has for people in general and the question: was this the best football championship ever?

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essaysSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationAmerican footballSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationFootball or Soccer incl Association football Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 03/11/2016 ISBN-13: 9781910701355  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Despatched in 2 business days.

Karl Ove Knausgaard (Author) Karl Ove Knausgaard's first novel, Out of the World, was the first ever debut novel to win the Norwegian Critics' Prize and his second, A Time to Every Purpose Under Heaven, was widely acclaimed. A Death in the Family, the first of the My Struggle cycle of novels, was awarded the prestigious Brage Award. The My Struggle cycle has been heralded as a masterpiece wherever it appears.Fredrik Ekelund (Author) Fredrik Ekelund is a novelist, playwright and translator. He won the Fackforeningsrorelsens Ivar Lo Prize in 2009 for his novel M/S Tiden, hailed as 'the year's best Swedish novel' by Svenska Dagbladet. He has played as a striker in the Swedish authors' national football team.

More books by Karl Ove Knausgaard

More books by Don Bartlett

More books by Fredrik Ekelund

More books by Sean Kinsella

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Fragments of a Mirror: Selected Essays
(Paperback)
Knud Sonderby; Goldman Michael
 
 
£12.00
 

Currently out of stock

The Celian Moment and Other Essays
(Paperback)
Charles Williams
 
 
£12.99
 
The Best Minds of My Generation: A...
(Hardback)
Allen Ginsberg; Bill Morgan
 
 
£25.00
 
Aging: An Apprenticeship
(Paperback)
Nan Narboe
 
 
£16.00
 

Currently out of stock

Latest Blog
The Bright Green Bookshelf with English PEN
27/03/2017

Foyles' Marion Rankine pays tribute to the Bright Green Bookshelf at our Charing Cross Road store...

The Lost City of Z and other Explorers' Tales
23/03/2017

As the film is released of The Lost City of Z, we take a look at other Explorers' Tales. Plus, see some footage from the film intercut with readings by Charlie Hunnam from The Lost City of Z.

Sally Emerson Relives Her Life
21/03/2017

Are the novels Fire Child and Heat still shocking? They certainly are, says their author Sally Emerson, six of whose novels are being republished this year.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd