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da ich morgens und moosgrün. Ans Fenster trete

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»Verehrte Lauscher und Lauscherinnen versuchen Sie nicht das Geheimnis dieses Textes zu lüften«, verfügt Friederike Mayröcker in ihrem neuen Prosawerk – aber schon sein Titel legt eine unfehlbare Spur. da ich morgens und moosgrün. Ans Fenster trete lässt keine Zweifel an dem, was immer noch Tag für Tag zu tun ist: hellwach und neugierig auf die Welt blicken und ihr eine Kunst abgewinnen, die Wörter in Sternschnuppen verwandelt und die Sprache selbst als einen schier unerschöpflichen poetischen Zauberkasten begreift: »meine Texte entstehen durch sich fortpflanzende Augen«, so eines der Geheimnisse, das die Wiener Dichterin ihren Leserinnen und Lesern doch noch preisgibt.
Mag die »Leibhaftigkeit« im hochbetagten Alter auch mühselig geworden sein, mögen die Listen an Wörtern, die mit den Jahren abhandengekommen sind, auch länger werden, wie die Poetin selbst beklagt – »in meinen Träumen bin ich jung, in meinen Träumen bin ich high«, versichert Friederike Mayröcker, und dieses Credo gilt umso mehr für ihre unvergleichliche, grenzenlose und ganz und gar unausdeutbare Dichtung.

201 pages, Hardcover

Published July 20, 2020

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Friederike Mayröcker

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Friederike Mayröcker (born 20 December 1924 in Vienna) is an Austrian poet. From 1946 to 1969 Mayröcker was an English teacher at several public schools in Vienna. In 1969 she took a release from working as a teacher and in 1977 she retired early.

She started writing as a 15-year-old. In 1946, she meet Otto Basil who published some of her first works in his avant-garde journal Plan. Mayröcker's poems were published a few years later by renowned literary critic Hans Weigel. She was eventually introduced to the Wiener Gruppe, a group of mostly surrealist and expressionist Austrian authors.

Friederike Mayröcker is recognized as one of the most important contemporary Austrian poets. She also had success with her prose and radio plays. Four of them she wrote together with Ernst Jandl, with whom she lived together from 1954 until his death in 2000.

Her prose is often described as autofictional, since Mayröcker uses quotes of private conversations and excerpts from letters and diaries in her work.

Mayröcker describes her working process as follows: "I live in pictures. I see everything in pictures, my complete past, memories are pictures. I transform pictures into language by climbing into the picture. I walk into it until it becomes language."

A German biographical movie documenting Mayröcker's life and work was released in 2008

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