Skip to product information
1 of 1

Dalkey Archive Press

At the Writing Desk

At the Writing Desk

Regular price $14.99 USD
Regular price $14.99 USD Sale price $14.99 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Installed behind his desk with notebook, ashtray, whiskey, and several typewriters of various calibers, Werner Kofler embarks on a tour not through space but through literature, and through his abortive attempts at producing a work he can call his own. Art must destroy reality, he trumpets, yet, in the spirit of his beloved Beckett, each failed attempt at the writing desk only drives the effort endlessly, angrily on. The first English translation of a central figure in Austrian fiction, At the Writing Desk is a battle cry against every cultural and literary status quo.

Author: Werner Kofler
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Published: 02/15/2016
Pages: 150
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781628970043

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2015

About the Author

Werner Kofler (1947-2011) was born in K?rnten, Austria, and died in Vienna. He studied education before beginning his writing career, primarily focused upon novels and plays. He was awarded the Arno-Schmidt-Preis in 1996, as well as the Buchpreis in 2004, among other honors.

View full details