Die Stadt und der Erdkreis

Die Andere Bibliothek, Band 438

 

creative nonfiction

stadt, urbanistik, psychogeografie, land art

leseprobe

information des verlags

 

 
"Das ist das antreibende Prinzip dieses Buches: Kraft seiner Imagination, seiner Empfindungsfähigkeit und seiner Lektüren gelingt es dem Autor, ein Netz zu spannen, dessen einzelne Fäden sich berühren und in die Weite erstrecken. Ein beeindruckendes Unternehmen." (Carsten Hueck, Deutschlandfunk Kultur)

 

"Hens uses Proustian alchemy to transform the things of his world into whole relay stations of poetic force, humming and sparking and chugging ... — an extraordinary act of literary finesse." (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker)

 

"As the essay is to the article, so creative nonfiction is to journalism. If conventional journalism transcribes, then creative nonfiction transforms; where one recounts, the other remakes. Rather than take experience as its orienting, originating ground, creative nonfiction turns to language first and last [...] Creative nonfiction is a laboratory for testing the boundaries that divide spheres, modes and genres of living, thinking, and writing." (Mary Cappello)