Acclaimed Norwegian artist Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973), unanimously hailed as the freshest new voice to emerge in Norwegian literature during the past decade, made his literary debut in 2001, with the much praised and award-winning The Cocka Hola Company - Scandinavian Misanthropy I
. Two years later, it was followed by the equally critically acclaimed and fervidly debated Macht und Rebel - Scandinavian Misanthropy II
. In Spring 2008, Matias Faldbakken brought the trilogy to a close with Unfun - Scandinavian Misanthropy III
, thereby completing one of the most exciting and original literary projects in contemporary Scandinavian fiction.
by Matias Faldbakken
Five years after Macht und Rebel, Matias Faldbakken returns with Unfun - Scandinavian Misanthropy III, drawing his Scandinavian Misanthropy trilogy to an explosive close through a discussion of violence and its ultimate ...
What makes Scandinavian misanthropy particular? According to Norwegian new-born literary supernova Matias Faldbakken, it is the particular mixture of a welfare state, high standards of living, modern corporate culture, c...