Anne Seidel
Portrait Anne Seidel. Photo: David Pinzer Fotografie

writer, graphic artist

Chlebnikov weint (2015), the first collection of poems by Anne Seidel (who was born in 1988 in Dresden), is a diary and beyond of her travels, both real and imaginary, through the Russian territory and Russian culture and - more generally - the Slavic world. It causes images of today’s post-Soviet Eastern Europe to collide with other images of the Stalinist or Nazi past through the use of figurative constellations which can be compared with Benjamin’s dialectic images. The collection is structured by the principle of differences and repetitions, of cycles and variations and of presence and absence whose dialectic creates what Anne Seidel calls “the instant of (re)cognition” after Mandelstam. That is why she defines every poem as “a form of absence”. In this way, Anne Seidel keeps away from all memory projects which tend to crush the objects of poems under the weight of the memorial. (Laurent Cassagnau)

Photo: David Pinzer Fotografie

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Chlebnikov weint - Lyrikempfehlung
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Chlebnikov weint (2015) im Poetenladen

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