Günter Grass

Günter Grass

Facebook is Shit

"Someone who has 500 friends, has no friends." An interview with the Nobel Prize winning author Günter Grass on why he dislikes Facebook, computers and the internet.

Writer Günter Grass shares why he prefers remaining offline, working the old fashioned way: "Literature for example – you can't speed it up when you work with it. If you do, you do so at the expense of quality." Grass also explains how direct experiences and direct contact cannot be replaced by virtual stuff, however appealing it may be.

Günter Wilhelm Grass (1927-2015) is a German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist and sculptor, best known for his first novel 'The Tin Drum' (1959). He is widely regarded as Germany's most prominent writer. In 1999 Grass received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Günter Grass was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner.

Camera: Klaus Elmer
Edited by: Martin Kogi
Produced by: Marc-Christoph Wagner
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2013

Supported by Nordea-fonden

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