"In the Land of the Cyclops is Karl Ove Knausgaard's first collection of essays to be published in English. He explores art, philosophy, literature, or something as simple as a trip to the beach with his kids, with piercing candor and intelligence. Paired with full-color images throughout, his essays render the shadowlands of Cindy Sherman's photography, illuminate the depth of Stephen Gill's eye, or tussle with the inner-workings of Ingmar Bergman's workbooks. In one essay he describes the speckled figure of Francesca Woodman, arms coiled in birch bark and reaching up toward the sky - a tree. In another, he unearths Sally Mann's photographs of decomposing corpses, drawn to the point at which branches and limbs, hair and grass harmonize. Each essay bristles with Knausgaard's searing honesty and longing to authentically see, understand, and experience the world"-- Provided by publisher.