The Weight of Things Marianne Fritz

The Weight of Things

Author: Marianne Fritz
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Book Title
The Weight of Things
Author
Marianne Fritz
ISBN
9780989760775
"A harrowing book about the horrors of motherhood, jealousy, and war trauma." --Kirkus Reviews The Weight of Things is the first book, and the first translated book, and possibly the only translatable book by Austrian writer Marianne Fritz (1948-2007). For after winning acclaim with this novel--awarded the Robert Walser Prize in 1978--she embarked on a 10,000-page literary project called "The Fortress," creating over her lifetime elaborate colorful diagrams and typescripts so complicated that her publisher had to print them straight from her original documents. A project as brilliant as it is ambitious and as bizarre as it is brilliant, it earned her cult status, comparisons to James Joyce no less than Henry Darger, and admirers including Elfriede Jelinek and W. G. Sebald. Yet in this, her first novel, we discover not an eccentric fluke of literary nature but rather a brilliant and masterful satirist, philosophically minded yet raging with anger and wit, who under the guise of a domestic horror story manages to expose the hypocrisy and deep abiding cruelties running parallel, over time, through the society and the individual minds of a century.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Marianne FritzPublisher: Dorothy a Publishing ProjectPublished: 10/01/2015ISBN: 9780989760775Pages: 144Weight: 0.35lbsSize: 6.90h x 5.40w x 0.50dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2015Publishers Weekly 08/31/2015New York Times Book Review 12/13/2015 pg. 46
"A harrowing book about the horrors of motherhood, jealousy, and war trauma." --Kirkus Reviews

The Weight of Things
is the first book, and the first translated book, and possibly the only translatable book by Austrian writer Marianne Fritz (1948-2007). For after winning acclaim with this novel--awarded the Robert Walser Prize in 1978--she embarked on a 10,000-page literary project called "The Fortress," creating over her lifetime elaborate colorful diagrams and typescripts so complicated that her publisher had to print them straight from her original documents. A project as brilliant as it is ambitious and as bizarre as it is brilliant, it earned her cult status, comparisons to James Joyce no less than Henry Darger, and admirers including Elfriede Jelinek and W. G. Sebald.

Yet in this, her first novel, we discover not an eccentric fluke of literary nature but rather a brilliant and masterful satirist, philosophically minded yet raging with anger and wit, who under the guise of a domestic horror story manages to expose the hypocrisy and deep abiding cruelties running parallel, over time, through the society and the individual minds of a century.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Marianne Fritz
Publisher: Dorothy a Publishing Project
Published: 10/01/2015
ISBN: 9780989760775
Pages: 144
Weight: 0.35lbs
Size: 6.90h x 5.40w x 0.50d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2015
Publishers Weekly 08/31/2015
New York Times Book Review 12/13/2015 pg. 46
"A harrowing book about the horrors of motherhood, jealousy, and war trauma." --Kirkus Reviews

The Weight of Things
is the first book, and the first translated book, and possibly the only translatable book by Austrian writer Marianne Fritz (1948-2007). For after winning acclaim with this novel--awarded the Robert Walser Prize in 1978--she embarked on a 10,000-page literary project called "The Fortress," creating over her lifetime elaborate colorful diagrams and typescripts so complicated that her publisher had to print them straight from her original documents. A project as brilliant as it is ambitious and as bizarre as it is brilliant, it earned her cult status, comparisons to James Joyce no less than Henry Darger, and admirers including Elfriede Jelinek and W. G. Sebald.

Yet in this, her first novel, we discover not an eccentric fluke of literary nature but rather a brilliant and masterful satirist, philosophically minded yet raging with anger and wit, who under the guise of a domestic horror story manages to expose the hypocrisy and deep abiding cruelties running parallel, over time, through the society and the individual minds of a century.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Marianne Fritz
Publisher: Dorothy a Publishing Project
Published: 10/01/2015
ISBN: 9780989760775
Pages: 144
Weight: 0.35lbs
Size: 6.90h x 5.40w x 0.50d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2015
Publishers Weekly 08/31/2015
New York Times Book Review 12/13/2015 pg. 46