Brutt, Or The Sighing Gardens

Brutt, Or The Sighing Gardens

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brA¼tt, or The Sighing Gardens is the hallucinatory tale of an obsessive writera€™s love affair late in life as told through the daily journal entries of the writera€”a montage of relentless observation interspersed with found materials from newspaper articles, literature, and private correspondence. The process of aging and the process of writing are two persistent and carefully intertwined themes, though it is apparent that plot and theme are subordinate to the linguistic experiments that Friederike MayrApcker performs as she explores them. MayrApcker is known for crossing the boundaries of literary forms and in her prose work she creates a hypnotic, slurred narrative stream that is formally seamless while simultaneously overstepping all the bounds of grammar and style. She is always pushing to expose the limits of language and explore its experimental potential, seeking a re-ordering of the world through the re-ordering of words. Her multilayered texts are reminiscent of the traditions of Surrealism and Dadaism and display influences from the works of Beckett, HAplderlin, Freud, and Barthes. Yet, much of Mayrockera€™s writing simply has no corollary and the experience of reading Roslyn Theobalda€™s brilliant translation grants the English-speaking audience an unforgettable encounter with this completely original work.useless objects I cana#39;t get rid of, because they belong to me, I say to Joseph, as you can see, there is hardly enough room to sit ... dark, a storm is brewing, the scar, the steel trap, the May-like weather in fall, and how could I forget all of this, I write to Joseph the next ... I dona#39;t know, or maybe you know, do you know how all of this happened, Heidrun Loeper writes, all I have to do is close my eyes and I seeanbsp;...

Title:Brutt, Or The Sighing Gardens
Author: Friederike Mayröcker, Roslyn Theobald
Publisher:Northwestern University Press - 2008

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