»I consider transcript to be a major work of concrete poetry and, beyond that, proof that its methods can convey reality much more intensively than the methods of description.« (Friedrich Achleitner, Austrian artist)
Christoph Dolgan sketches a fantasy of auto-extinction and doom with deeply unsettling words.
No other writer, with the possible exception of Helmut Qualtinger, has captured Austrian mentality – whether of intellectuals or the general populace – more accurately than the Carinthian-born Viennese resident Antonio Fian.
Hardly an author of ours is as competent as Barbara Frischmuth when it comes to investigating the complex relations between Orient and Occident, between Middle East and West.
A highly allusive and enjoyable plea for linguistic diversity, for infringement, for everything that does not comply with the norm.