Showing posts from January, 2020

Alice Koller packed her belongings and a dog named Logos into her car and set out for Nantucket Island, where she pursued, nurtured, contemplated, and celebrated solitude to an extent no writer of our time has matched

Sigbjørn Obstfelder is usually credited as one of the earliest examples of modernism in Norwegian literature. His writings have often been described as the literary equivalent of Edvard Munch's paintings

Zalman Shnéour utilizes the influences of Dostoyevsky and Schopenhauer to depict a distinctly Jewish experience of uprooted modernity, and presents a lesser-known strand of Jewish decadent literature

Helmut Heißenbüttel - Non-literary everyday usage, newspaper reports, the language of politics and bureaucracy supplied Heissenbuttel with his raw material (his term) for collages of interlocking or interrupted quotation or for teasingly repetitive demonstrations of language growing circular or contradicting its

Stanisława Przybyszewskais recognized as a major twentieth-century playwright on the basis of her trilogy about the French Revolution. Very difficult to understand for people with little background, absolutely mind-blowing for those who have studied the era.

Aloysius Bertrand - a strange set of prose poems exploring the psychological terrain between Rembrandt’s refinement and Jacques Callot’s depictions of violence, between the elegant and the tenebrous

Richard Brickner - there are few novels that enter so penetratingly into the tensions between independence and relationship/marriage, or that so well dissect the psychological scars that can govern the direction of a life.

Malcolm de Chazal - the work has attained a near-legendary status and readers have discovered in Chazal’s brilliant aphorisms what the author himself described as a synthesizing of a “new view of life” ...everything on earth is sensuously connected to everything else and that we all belonged to the same mold, ‘plastic’ suggests art in all its forms

Paola Masino - Subject to Fascist censorship before its first publication in 1945, this novel offers a surrealist criticism of Fascism and the rigid notion of womanhood it promoted