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Conversation Smudging: Sophie Seita on Translating Uljana Wolf by Zoe Brezsny
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“The book can draw in different audiences without catering to them. There’s a kind of rigorous hospitality, an aperture for dialogue.”

Olympia by Robert Walser

I wrote: “Do permit me to address a letter to you.”

Kai Althoff by David Grubbs
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Althoff engages multiple art modes—from painting to making music, as a band member of Workshop and under the pseudonym Fanal.

Christa Wolf’s City of Angels or, The Overcoat of Dr. Freud by ​Larissa Zimberoff
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Imagine that the place you call home is no more, not just your house or apartment, but the entirety of your surroundings, including ideological ones. What if borders that were once maintained by thick concrete slabs and barbed wire suddenly disappeared?

Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa Baroness von freytag-Loringhoven by Mónica de la Torre​
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Mónica de la Torre interviews the late Elsa Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven (yes, you read that correctly) in honor of the publication of Body Sweats, a collection of her uncensored writings.

Microscripts by Mónica de la Torre​
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A brief prose masterpiece by Borges comes to mind when pondering the quandary behind Robert Walser’s nearly indecipherable hand-scrawled microscripts. 

Maag & Minetti: City Stories by Keller+Kuhn

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Vertigo by W. G. Sebald

I had learned that the only member of the Seelos family still living in W. was Lukas. The Seelos house had been sold, and Lukas lodged in the smaller house next door, where once Babett, Bina, and Mathild had dwelt. 

Two Poems by Ulla Hahn

Who is that?
my friends ask

Jörg Immendorff by Heidrun Reshöft
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Heidrun Roshöft conveys the most formative experiences in Jörg Immendorff’s life … from artistic isolation in West Germany, a camaraderie with fellow German artist A. R. Penck, to the development of the Café Deutschland series.

Schlegel on Wit by Duncan Smith
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Writers of fragments will always be indebted to Friedrich Schlegel for affirming the practice.

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