One thought on “Abschied von den Feinden”

  1. On first sight, Abschied von den Feinden reads like a collaboration between Arno Schmidt and Wolfgang Hilbig - from the former, it takes the idiosyncratic orthography, where numbers replace the indefinite article and ampersands replace the “und”, from the latter it takes the intense and poetic descriptions of East Germany as a kind of post-apocalyptic wasteland, a vast desolation only broken up by the occasional broken ruin, and from both it takes the strong influence of German expressionist [...]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *