Posts Tagged: Karl Ove Knausgård

A Conversation Between Karl Ove Knausgård and Nic Pizzolatto

The bar is nearly empty. Sun strains through a dirty window. Nic looks over at Karl, and Karl looks ahead.

Nic pushes against the bar, leaning back on the stool and straightening his arms in his t-shirt, which is fitted. "I don't think you can create effectively toward expectation," he says.

Karl broods. "What has happened in the last thirty or forty years, I deeply despise. The physical world is gone."

Nic stands up, and puts his head in his hand. "I'm not in the service business," he says, rubbing his temples with his thumb and forefinger. He places his other hand on the bar and [...]


To Karl Ove Knausgård, Re: Your Tortured Feelings for the Gays

Dear Karl Ove,

I'm sorry it took me so long to get back to you, but as curious as I've been about your work, I had to overcome my suspicion and jealousy resulting from the onslaught of critical praise and (though I wish I could ignore such things) rock-star photographs of your L'Oreal hair and heavy smoking habit. In any case, with the understanding that the third volume of My Struggle (Boyhood Island) was recently published in the U.S., I just finally finished the first one (A Death in the Family). I have to admit, I was impressed by the opening section. Your meditation on the decay of a human [...]