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Russia Container Alexander Kluge

Russia Container By Alexander Kluge

Russia Container by Alexander Kluge

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Russia Container by Alexander Kluge

An intellectually stimulating yet accessible collection of short vignettes on Russia and Germany by Alexander Kluge.

Not just in light of a contested pipeline during the war in Ukraine but also after centuries of both exchange and rejection, Russia and Germany were and are as far away from each other as they are intrinsically linked. The geopolitical present seems critical, the signs pointing towards conflict and polarity.

In this hot climate, German author Alexander Kluge makes Russia the exclusive subject of his latest book, offering multiple perspectives: from that of the historical German patriots of the Napoleonic Wars of Liberation to the narrative point of view of Franz Kafka and Heiner Muller; from messianic yearning and utopian expectations of the twentieth century to the full-blown or near-miss catastrophes in the atomic age.

Composed in Kluge's characteristic short-prose vignette style, interspersed with numerous images and often humorous asides, Russia Container is yet another brilliant and thought-provoking work from one of Europe's most prolific and deeply intellectual literary genius. The volume includes a preface specially written to engage with the current events in Ukraine, making Kluge's narratives even more timely and topical.

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Kluge is a prolific writer with a distinctive style that blends history and fiction, written texts with visual imagery, and public matters with personal fixations. Russia, as a place but especially as an idea, has been a lifetime fascination. In hundreds of brief vignettes and musings, Kluge collects moments and artifacts, historical anecdotes and odd baubles. * Booklist *
The old magician Alexander Kluge has released Russia Container into the literary supply chain: an intoxicating feat of imagination that resurrects multiple lost Russias before the reader's eyes. * New Statesman *

About Alexander Kluge

Alexander Kluge is one of the major German fiction writers of the late twentieth century and an important social critic. As a filmmaker, he is credited with the launch of the New German Cinema movement. Alexander Booth is a writer and translator and the recipient of a 2012 PEN Translation Fund grant for his translations of Lutz Seiler.

Table of Contents

1.All of Russia's Souls Point to Heaven with their Roots
2.Russia, Fatherland of Peculiarities
3.The Plunderer's Eye Turned Towards the Map / Principle of Abstraction
4.Power's Concealed in the Plaster / Lamento for a Lost Perestroika
5.Russia as v-1
6.Notes and Supporting Documents

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Russia Container by Alexander Kluge
Seagull Books London Ltd
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