Bayer, Thommie; Brodowsky, Paul; Dückers, Tanja; Kafka, Franz; Lewitscharoff, Sibylle; Mettler, Michel; Zelter, Joachim | Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH | E-Books
“I believe in the future resolution of these two states, dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality, if one may so speak,” wrote André Breton, the brains of the Surrealists, in 1924.
The authors assembled here also deal with dream and reality. Inspiration arising from the subconscious spurred the award-winning writers Thommie Bayer, Paul Brodowsky, Tanja Dückers, Sibylle Lewitscharoff, Michel Mettler, and Joachim Zelter to create multilayered and amusing approaches to that artistic playing field so elegantly paraphrased by André Breton. Their texts are supplemented by Franz Kafka’s famous story “Worries of a Family Man.” In just a few lines, and with a dry sense of humor, Kafka describes the “Odradek,” a strange, multicornered creature with “no fixed abode” which is sometimes not seen for weeks and whose real nature has been the subject of controversy among Germanists ever since. (Printed Book ISBN 978-3-7757-2801-0)