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A welcome submission from Nathaniel Davis at ausmalen: No one reads H. C. Artmann, who described himself in 1964:

My homeland is Austria, my fatherland Europe, my place of residence Malmö, my skin color white, my eyes blue, my courage varied, my mood moody, my intoxications correct, my endurance strong, my concern erratic, my longings like the compass rose, in a flash content, in a flash vexed, a friend of cheerfulness, in principle sad, affectionate towards girls, a big moviegoer, a lover of the twist, a lousy swimmer, a marksman at the shooting range, careless at cards, a zero at chess, not a bad bowler, a master at battleship, shot up in war, cut up in peace, a hater of police, a despiser of authority, an emetic to the left, itching powder to the right, uneasy with parents-in-law, a father of children, a Judas to mother, loyal like Pilatus, soft like Puccini, laid-back like Doctor Ward, shy at first, energetic towards morning, evenings always thirsty, bored at concerts, happy at the tailor, baptized in St. Lorenz, divorced in Klagenfurt, in Poland poetic, in Paris a breather…[continue reading]

In English:

The Quest for Dr. U, Or, a Solitary Mirror in Which the Day Reflects (Atlas Press, 1993) [Atlas/Amazon]
Under the Cover of a Hat (montage and sequences) and Green-sealed Message (90 Dreams) (Quartet, 1985)
Skewed Tales (Atlas Printed Head series)
Sweat and Industry (Atlas Printed Head series)

and

—poems in The Vienna Group: Six Major Austrian Poets
—the story “Blind Chance and Roast Duck” in Beneath Black Stars: Contemporary Austrian Fiction 

Pictured: back cover of Under the Cover of a Hat, illustration by Chris Long (from the 50 Watts post Stacks of Books Crushing Me)

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