In this volume, scholars and theatre practioners from Austria, Britain and Germany explore the current state of Austrian drama in studies of the themes, forms and concerns of some of the most important contemporary playwrights. Many of the contributions address works which have not previously been the subject of scholarly analysis. The writers discussed include: Wolfgang Bauer, Thomas Bernhard, Elias Canetti, Peter Handke, Fritz Hochwalder, Elfriede Jelinek, Jakov Lind, Felix Mitterer, Hermann Nitsch, Gerhard Roth, Werner Schwab, Marlene Steeruwitz, Peter Turrini, and the film-maker, Wim Wenders. This collection, which includes photographs and an essay on the problems of translating, will be of particular interest to teachers, students and translators of German-language drama, as well as to a wider theatre-going public.
This unique dictionary covers all the major German idioms and is probably the richest source of contemporary German idioms available, with 33,000 headwords. Within each entry the user is provided with: English equivalents; variants; contexts and precise guidance on the degree of currency/rarity of an idiomatic expression. This dictionary is an essential reference for achieving fluency in the language. It will be invaluable for all serious learners and users of German. Not for sale in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
British artist Helen Marten (born 1985) humorously explores questions of ownership and dishonesty in the relationship of object to artifact and package to product. Marten's installations, sculptures and videos play upon our reference systems for things and a coding of the visual that establishes our most elemental relationships to the material world. Marten thus weaves conversations between counterfeit and camouflage in which image is continually sabotaged by language, by a deliberateness of error that presents itself with all the concrete certainty of cultural legitimacy. This publication is the first to fully document Marten's output. It accompanies a year-long exhibition touring at the Kunsthalle Z�rich, the Chisenhale Gallery in London and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York. The book includes numerous installation and work views.
Ron Hellfuns "Was dich verhindert - vernichte" ist die Lebensgeschichte des Ronald Hollewitz, einem Durchschnittskerl, der seit fruhester Kindheit den Traum verfolgte, eines Tages das meist verkaufte Buch aller Zeiten zu schreiben und damit der bedeutsamste Schriftsteller zu werden, der jemals auf Erden existierte. Um sein grosses Vorhaben in die Tat umsetzen zu konnen, ist ihm jedes Mittel recht und kein Preis zu hoch. Selbst wenn der Erfolg von ihm forderte, uber Leichen zu gehen, ware dies nur ein kleiner Schritt auf dem Weg zu seiner literarischen Unsterblichkeit