Brutt, or the Sighing Gardens
by Friederike Mayrocker;Roslyn Theobald (9780810119666)

Brutt, or the Sighing Gardens
 

Friederike Mayrocker;Roslyn Theobald


Release Date: 01 October 2007
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 265
Category: Fiction & Related Items
ISBN: 9780810119666
ISBN-10: 0810119668



"brutt," or "The Sighing Gardens" is the hallucinatory tale of an obsessive writer's love affair late in life as told through the daily journal entries of the writer--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 Mayrocker performs as she explores them. Mayrocker 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, Holderlin, Freud, and Barthes. Yet, much of Mayrocker's writing simply has no corollary and the experience of reading Roslyn Theobald's brilliant translation grants the English-speaking audience an unforgettable encounter with this completely original work. " "

AUD $45.95

 This title is not held in stock & is ordered from suppliers, subject to availability.



Write a customer review of Brutt, or the Sighing Gardens.



If you like this title please tell others:

tell others

post to your Facebook wall post on Twitter post on Digg recommend to Stumbleupon bookmark on Delicious RSS feed send to a friend


Australian BookShop
Australian Bookshop. Established 2003
Search
Shopping Cart Customer Support


HolisticPage
International Online Store
of Inspiration
we ship everywhere
Australia Post
Australia Wide
.
Worldwide