The Last Days of Mankind: A Visual Guide to Karl Kraus’ Great War Epic by Deborah Sengl @ nyjb

Deborah Sengl continues the legacy of acid-tongued Austrian artists from Kraus and Kafka to more contemporary voices like Thomas Bernhard and Elfriede Jelinek. Continue reading The Last Days of Mankind: A Visual Guide to Karl Kraus’ Great War Epic by Deborah Sengl @ nyjb

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Translation Tuesdays: Spells by Michel de Ghelderode @ nyjb

“Spells by Michel de Ghelderode offers a collection of stories both beautiful and loathsome. He represents literature that must be wrestled with to fully appreciate. . . . [it] is literature distilled from despair, nostalgia, and sickness.” Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: Spells by Michel de Ghelderode @ nyjb

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The Familiar, Volume 4: Hades, by Mark Z. Danielewski @ NYJB

“The Familiar” series weaves a series of interrelated narratives together. It combines different genres and styles, ranging from hard-boiled Los Angeles noir to stream-of-consciousness psychological introspection. It is referential and self-referential with typographic experimentation and excesses. At times the traditional arrangement of paragraphs shatter, explode, or blur. In other instances the words form pictures, the boundaries between word and image disappearing altogether. Continue reading The Familiar, Volume 4: Hades, by Mark Z. Danielewski @ NYJB

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