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Cultural Writing. Essays. Menard Press is proud to publish two fine and contrasting essays by this singular figure and one of the most significant British poets "...to be found on... Read more
Cultural Writing. Essays. Menard Press is proud to publish two fine and contrasting essays by this singular figure and one of the most significant British poets "...to be found on that important frontier between mainstream and the experimental, flinging out messages in bottles into a sea of unknowing"--Anthony Rudlof. The poet, novelist and critic Alan Wall supplies an introduction at once both critique and homage.
If from the Distance Paperback edition by Christopher Middleton
When The Quest for Christa T. was first published in East Germany ten years ago, there was an immediate storm: bookshops in East Berlin were given instructions to sell it only to well-known customers professionally involved in literary matters; at the annual meeting of East German Writers Conference, Mrs Wolf's new book was condemmed. Yet the novel has nothing eplicity to do with politics.
After a wandering, precarious life during which he produced poems, essays, stories, and novels, Robert Walser (1878-1956) entered an insane asylum, saying, 'I am not here to write, but to be mad'. This work features a collection of fifty translations of short prose pieces that cover the middle to later years of the writer's oeuvre.
A collection of over two hundred of Nietzsche's letters. It offers a representative body of correspondence on subjects of main concern to him - philosophy, history, morals, music and literature. It also includes letters of biographical interest which, in Middleton's words, 'mark the stresses and turnings of his life'.
Presenting the voice of the man behind a remarkable body of work, firstly talking to poet Marius Kociejowski and then talking to himself, this volume collects 18 months' worth of journal entries from the late 1990s, in which he muses on matters poetic, social, political.
Serpentine was first published in by Oasis Books, London, in 1985. It received little distribution and minimal notice at the time, somewhat to the author's distress, and the publisher's regret. It has never reappeared complete, although selections have appeared in subsequent compilations.
Felice Bauer was Kafka's first great love and the inspiration for his first great fiction. Six weeks after they met, he wrote "The Judgment" for her in one night of feverish activity. Kafka always inferred to the traumatic, public breaking-off of their engagement as his "tribunal," and indeed he began work on The Trial within a month of that event....
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