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Clemens J. Setz

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And from out of some of his fantastic discoveries he has written an entire novel. A heart knocking softly with knuckles on the incisors of the future, seeking an entrance or a reason to stay. Otherwise I really would just be sitting in my room inventing people and their biographies—and that road could lead to madness some day. This curious, comic-tragic and astonishing book gives the questions back to its readers. Clemens Setz, the new star of German literature, somewhere between geek and nerd prodigy, mixes genres and narratives, uses typography, photos, true and made-up footnotes, and abolishes boundaries between reality and fiction. His novel Die Frequenzen Frequencies was shortlisted in 2009 for the German Book Prize, Germany's most prestigious literary award, and his poetry and prose have also received the Ernst-Willner-Preis 2008 , the Bremer Literaturpreis 2010 , and the Outstanding Artist Award 2010. Forget about this plot summary of a novel that resists all summarisation, and just read the book: Indigo by Clemens J.

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Clemens Setz: Great Art for Banal Reasons

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Maybe both are the two sides of the same Möbius strip. To complement the poems, Peter Constantine recently spoke to Setz about the play of poetry and prose in his work, in addition to his other talents as a mathematician, pianist, and magician. He is the director of the Program in Literary Translation at the University of Connecticut. Only the king, a strutting Tom Thumb, marches valiantly on through his empty, forlorn chambers, his eyes gazing at black, black windows and the bitter truth of the tapestries. Setz, the long-awaited novel by the author of the successful short story collection Die Liebe zur Zeit des Mahlstädter Kindes Leipzig Book Fair Prize 2011, 40,000 copies sold. I often wonder how we would experience our first kiss if we did not have the memory of a romantic melody played by violins.

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Clemens Setz

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That collection was awarded the Leipzig Book Fair Prize 2011. Like the two sides of a Möbius strip that people, including me, just perceive differently, and talk about as if the sides were irreconcilable opposites. « Kirkus Reviews »When are we dealing with people, and when are we dealing with machines? North Sea The little witch Bibi Blocksberg has a brother by the name of Boris. Or at least to think the way we do today. His second novel, Die Frequenzen, was shortlisted for the. And yet in the German-speaking world, many think of you exclusively as a novelist. Setz born 15 November 1982, in , is an Austrian writer and translator.

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Clemens Setz

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« Focus Online »To say that the text literally seizes hold of the reader's body, infecting and attacking it - is presumably the highest compliment one could pay Setz. Who possesses enough information about you and your books? In his recent with Peter Constantine, Setz discusses the in-betweenness of writing both poetry and fiction. He won the 2011 with the short story collection Die Liebe zur Zeit des Mahlstädter Kindes. And once more from the beginning. They swing between things—cultures, languages, sexual orientations, love affairs, or even literary genres. Or to take another example, which has had a great influence on me: the work of Thomas Bernhard. Setz, there was an alternative.

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Clemens Setz: »Vielleicht ist es Zeit für etwas ganz Anderes!«

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« Deutschlandfunk Kultur »The text is missing what usually occurs in interviews when two people of a certain socialisation meet in a clearly defined setting; instead, it feels like you are actually watching Setz think. Setz wurde 1982 in Graz geboren, wo er Mathematik sowie Germanistik studierte und heute als Übersetzer und freier Schriftsteller lebt. If a little and easy trick can produce such a time-traveling experience for someone, then it was worth the effort. « Peter Pisa, Kurier »Clemens Setz masterfully juggles interspersed photos, hand-written insertions and typographic variation, references to literature, music, film, art, and comic books. « Kurier »Clemens Setz, without a doubt, has an eye for the unusual. For Setz, art is a kind of conversation of caresses and signals in which the readers can recognize themselves.

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Clemens Setz

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In the case of writer Clemens J. Most people usually keep such things private—imagined characters and plots, alternative versions of real events, and the like—but for the writer these things are like a precious aquarium he visits every day and proudly shows to anyone who might be interested. The reader is rewarded with exquisite finds, astonishing insights and outlooks, and highly poetic miniatures. Is there something these various activities have in common that draws you to them, and would you say they affect your writing in any way? The minutes counter went from twenty-six to twenty-seven. Refusing any claim to omniscience, it undermines the principle of the genius.

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Clemens Setz

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Als er sich eines Tages auf gut Glück ein Buch von Ernst Jandl kauft, ist das die Initialzündung für sein Leben als Autor. « Andreas Platthaus, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung »There can be no doubt that Indigo is the most interesting, most discussion-inducing book of the season. For how many hours of my waking day am I completely alone? « Le Monde des livres, France »A syncopated, haunted text, Indigo is an exploration of individual and collective misery, of this disturbing area between indignation and disgust that arises from the most despicable practices of our society. Translations from the German By Peter Constantine 1982, Graz is an Austrian poet, novelist, playwright, and translator. The Theory of Literature An infinite number of monkeys with typewriters, it is said, would ultimately produce the complete works of Shakespeare. « Spex » Bot — a rather bizarre, sometimes puzzling, nevertheless completely fascinating trip through the world of Clemens Setz, who once more knows just how to captivate us in his deeply sad yet witty prose and with the poetic power of his crazy images. This is the primary question of innumerable science-fiction fantasies.

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Clemens Setz Interview: Great Art for Banal Reasons

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Do you feel that that brings certain qualities to your writing? « Süddeutsche Zeitung »In addition to numerous stories, above all Setz's soul tells of the absurdity of a genre: the author interview. Clemens Setz: I think all artists, in a way, are like pendulums. Clemens Setz did not read until the age of 16. Setz ist mit Anfang 30 bereits einer der renommiertesten Autoren im deutschen Sprachraum. Devilishly exciting and as refreshing as a good massage.

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