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Berlin-Hamlet / Szilard Jozsef Borbely ; translated form the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet.

Author:
Borbély, Szilárd, 1964-2014 [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York : New York Review Books, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
101 pages ; 18 cm.
Series:
New York Review Books poets. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"Berlin-Hamlet evokes a stroll through one of the phantasmagoric shopping arcades described in Walter Benjamin's Passagen-Werk--but instead of the delirious image fragments of nineteenth-century European culture, we pass by disembodied scraps of written text, remnants as ghostly as their authors: primarily Franz Kafka but also Benjamin himself or the Hungarian poets Attila Jozsef or Ern Szep. Paraphrases and reworked quotations, drawing upon the vanished prewar legacy, particularly its German Jewish aspects, appear in sharp juxtaposition with images of post-1989 Berlin frantically rebuilding itself in the wake of German unification"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Originally published in Hungarian (Pecs : Jelenkor, 2003). This is a reissue of Mulzet's English translation edition published by Agite/Fra in Prague, 2008, with some corrections made by the translator.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Language(s):
Translated from the Hungarian.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781681370545 ((paperback))
  • 1681370549 ((paperback))
  • ((ebook))
LCCN:
2016021277
OCLC:
940933223
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