Writing and Crisis
John Cunningham, Anthony Iles, Mira Mattar & Marina Vishmidt (Eds.)
Anguish Language: Writing & Crisis considers language as a core aspect of the present social crisis. Initiated in a week-long workshop in Berlin in 2013, the Anguish Language Project surveys and develops the variety of forms of self-publishing, poetry, criticism, experimental writing, declamation and political speech that arose in the wake of the 2007–2008 financial crisis as a form of social struggle in response to crisis. The amply illustrated softcover publication includes workshop discussions, practices of “crisis literature” in seminars, presentations, walks, poetry, readings, drawing, writing experiments and performance. Contributors include Sean Bonney, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Lisa Robertson, Anne Boyer, Anke Hennig, Karolin Meunier & Mattin, Jacob Bard-Rosenberg, Frere Dupont, Amy De’Ath, Catherine Wanger, Neinsager, Danny Hayward, Martin Hause, Wealth of Negations, and the Anguish Language Berlin and Copenhagen Groups. Edited by London-based writer/researcher John Cunningham, fiction and critical theory writer Anthony Iles, and writers Mira Mattar and Marina Vishmidt.
5 x 8 in. / 304 pp / 53 b&w
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