Father's on the phone with the flies : a selection (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Father's on the phone with the flies : a selection

Author: Herta Müller; Thomas Cooper
Publisher: London ; New York ; Calcutta : Seagull Books, 2018. ©2017
Series: The German list
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
To create the poems in this collection, Nobel Prize-winner Herta Müller cut up countless newspapers and magazines in search of striking phrases, words, or even fragments of words, which she then arranged in a the form of a collage. Father's on the Phone with the Flies presents seventy-three of Müller's collage poems for the first time in English translation, alongside full-color reproductions of the originals.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
poetry
Found poetry
Poésie trouvée
Poésie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herta Müller; Thomas Cooper
ISBN: 9780857424723 0857424726
OCLC Number: 979568534
Language Note: Parallel German and English texts, translated from the German.
Notes: "Originally published as Herta Müller, Vater telefoniert mit den Fliegen, © Carl Hanser Verlag München, 2012."--Title page verso.
Description: 193 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Series Title: The German list
Other Titles: Vater telefoniert mit den Fliegen.
Father is on the phone with the flies
Responsibility: Herta Müller ; translated by Thomas Cooper.

Abstract:

To create the poems in this collection, Nobel Prize-winner Herta Müller cut up countless newspapers and magazines in search of striking phrases, words, or even fragments of words, which she then arranged in a the form of a collage. Father's on the Phone with the Flies presents seventy-three of Müller's collage poems for the first time in English translation, alongside full-color reproductions of the originals. Müller takes full advantage of the collage form, generating poems rich in wordplay, ambiguity, and startling, surreal metaphors--the disruption and dislocation at their core rendered visible through stark contrasts in color, font, and type size. Liberating words from conformity and coercion, Müller renders them fresh and invests them forcefully with personal experience. Sure to thrill any fan of contemporary literature, Father's on the Phone with the Flies is an unexpected, exciting work from one of the most protean writers ever to win the Nobel Prize.

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