Elfriede Jelinek's "Her Not All Her"

Hari Kunzru, Katie Kitamura, and Damion Searls

Wednesday 05 June, 2013
7pm, $0

McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street

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McNally Jackson presents a launch reading for Her Not All Her: On/with Robert Walser, written by the Austrian Nobel Laureate, Elfriede Jelinek, number 18 in the Cahiers Series, translated by Damion Searls and with pictures by Thomas Newbolt. 
Readings by Hari Kunzru, Katie Kitamura, and Damion Searls

"Her Not All Her is a play about, from, and to the great Swiss writer Robert Walser, by the great Austrian writer and Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek. It highlights what Jelinek calls 'the fundamental fragmentation' of Walser’s voice, revealing Walser as 'one of those people who, when they said "I," did not mean themselves.' Presented here in a prize-winning translation by Damion Searls, it shows Jelinek to be an impassioned virtuoso reader of classic European writers. The cahier contains an essay by the Director of the Robert Walser Centre, Reto Sorg, and thirteen paintings by the British artist Thomas Newbolt."--Sylph Editions

"Writers, not unlike generals, often make the most tedious preparations before they proceed to the attack and bravely deliver your battles. Don’t leave your weapons at home all the time! Are you doing it on purpose? From the art of poetry war has arisen: People were bored by what they knew but they didn’t want to ask anything either. They wanted to answer right off. But there’s one thing they know for certain: Always conquer new ground! That’s what it means to be an artist!"--Elfriede Jelinek

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