Literature

 Karl Owe Knausgaard

Portrait of Karl Owe Knausgaard by André Løyning

If we assume that we always get what we deserve, there's nothing for it but to read Karl Owe Knausgaard's novels. They are long and very boring and a perfect expression of our times. Timo Feldhaus read the new volume of "My Struggle".

 From left to right: Alexander Scrimgeour, Tom McCarthy, Nicolas Bourriaud

From left to right:
Alexander Scrimgeour, Tom McCarthy, Nicolas Bourriaud
Palazzetto Bru Zanie, Venice 2015
Photos: Marina Faust

U., the (anti-)hero of Tom McCarthy’s new novel Satin Island, is a 21st-century Man Without Qualities. This “corporate anthropologist” has been given the job of writing the “Great Report” – the “First and Last Word on our age”. The ambition is similar to the task faced by artists today, the near impossibility of mapping the contemporary landscape. What forms can resistance take, if it is even still possible? Spike’s editor-at-large Alexander Scrimgeour talks with Tom McCarthy and curator Nicolas Bourriaud.