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just sitting around here GRUESOMELY now

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Poetic prose meditations written in a lyrical stream-of-consciousness style by renowned Austrian poet Friederike Mayröcker.

It is summer in this book, even if nature often does not hold to summer. The flowers either have tiny buds or have long since withered. It is summer in the book, asserts Mayröcker's work, because the summer light is switched on: sometimes blazingly bright, sometimes darkened with thunderclouds. At the same time, there is a magical light in this writing. In these stream-of-conscious prose poem meditations, Mayröcker formulates a poetics of simultaneity of all that is not: "not the scenes I remember, rather, it is the sensations accompanying those scenes."

Strictly composed in form and language while luxuriantly proliferated in daydreams and nightmares, just sitting around here GRUESOMELY now is a significant volume in the radical late work of the great Viennese poet.

About the author

Friederike Mayröcker is widely considered one of the most important Austrian poets of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She has published over eighty works since 1956, including poetry, prose, radio plays, and children's books. She lives in Vienna.

Product details

Authors Friederike Mayrocker, Friedricke Mayrocker, Friederike Mayröcker, Friedricke Mayröcker, Friederike Mayroecker, Friedricke Mayroecker, Rosalyn Theobald
Assisted by Rosalyn Theobald (Translation)
Publisher Seagull Books London Ltd
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 06.07.2023
EAN 9781803092133
ISBN 978-1-80309-213-3
No. of pages 148
Dimensions 204 mm x 128 mm x 12 mm
Weight 178 g
Series The Seagull Library of German
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature
Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > General and comparative literary studies

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