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On Violence in the Work of J.H. Prynne by Matthew Hall (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)

It may seem strange that I should be writing this review since a few lines of my blurb appear on the back of the book itself. noch 728 Wörter


Meditations on Grief, Death and Senseless Acts of Violence

“Yellow crime tape hung on the wild rose . . . Death had left for me its imperishable mark on an ordinary corpse of trees in my front yard. noch 1.636 Wörter

Anselm Kiefer & Paul Celan

I am alone, I put the ash flower
in the glass of ripened black, sister mouth,
the word you speak lives on before the windows… noch 59 Wörter


Anselm Kiefer, Margarete, 1981

Art is difficult. It’s not entertainment. There are only a few people who can say something about art – it’s very restricted. When I see a new artist I give myself a lot of time to reflect and decide whether it’s art or not. noch 514 Wörter

Contemporary Art

Enrique Vila-Matas's Bartleby & Co.

After spending most of November with the resolute voice of Brigid Brophy, my inclination was for something more wavering. Enrique Vila-Matas’s Barleby & Co., eighty-six footnotes commenting on an invisible text, satisfied this urge despite a sense that it doesn’t quite succeed as a novel. noch 440 Wörter

Samuel Beckett

Celan - poet of the impossible

Paul Celan once wrote,

“There is nothing in the world for which a poet will give up writing, not even when he is a Jew and the language of his poems is German.”

noch 668 Wörter