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Ernst Jandl signed Book from 2000 CoA

Ernst Jandl signed Book from 2000 CoA
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Ernst Jandl: Paper back book with poems: “Selbstportät des Schachspielers als trinkend Uhr” published in 1983, signed by Jandl in the year 2000, the year of his death, with additional 3 lines of text.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 12,5 x 20,5 cm, good condition.

Ernst Jandl (1925 - 2000) was an Austrian writer, poet, and translator.

Influenced by Dada he started to write experimental poetry, first published in the journal "Neue Wege" ("New Ways") in 1952.

He was the life partner of Friederike Mayröcker. In 1973 he co-founded the "Grazer Autorenversammlung" in Graz, became its vice president in 1975 and was its president from 1983 to 1987.

His poems are characterized by German language word play, often at the level of single characters or phonemes. For example, his famous univocalic poem "Ottos Mops" (in English, "Otto's Pug") uses only the vowel "o". Of course, poems like this cannot easily be translated into other languages.

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