Werner Kofler - Backfires, literary magazine Lekti-ecriture.com

Posted on May 13, 2014 – 12:26 pm
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Born in 1947 in Villach, at the western end of Lake Wörthersee in Carinthia, the southernmost region of Austria, bordering Italy and Slovenia, which was the birthplace of Robert Musil, Ingeborg Bachmann, Josef Winkler and Gert Jonke Werner Kofler published, first review in 1963.

Author to date fifteen stories, radio plays and a play, it is one of the major voices in contemporary literature of his country, where his taste for invective and curse it is considered to be the heir of Thomas Bernhard. Instrument of investigation of a collective memory and personal time, his fragmentary writing sometimes close bonding is a mirror held up to contemporary society, Austria, microcosm focusing errors of 'modernity'. In line with Viennese polemicists like Karl Kraus, it is equally critical to the language as that of the company that engaged his stories.

Werner Kofler won numerous literary awards, including the award Elias Canetti and price-Arno Schmidt. Autumn, freedom is his first work to be published in French. Bernard Banoun the translator had previously issued Conjectures on the Queen of the Night in New French Review (No. 539, 1997). Among the major works Kofler include its "alpine trilogy" consisting of Behind my office (1988), Hotel Clair Crime (1989) and The Shepherd on the Rock (1991).

Selected Bibliography:

Guggile, Berlin, Wagenbach, 1975, repr. Vienna Deuticke, 2004

Am Schreibtisch, Reinbek bei Hamburg, Rowohlt, 1988 (Behind my desk, to be released in Fall 2009)

Hotel Mordschein, Reinbek bei Hamburg, Rowohlt, 1989

Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Reinbek bei Hamburg, Rowohlt, 1991

Herbst, Freiheit. Ein Nachtstück (Fall, freedom. A Night) Reinbek bei Hamburg, Rowohlt, 1994.

Tanzcafé Treblinka, Vienna, Deuticke, 2001 (Caf'conc 'Treblinka, to be published in autumn 2009)

Kalte Herberge, Vienna, Deuticke, 2004

In meinem Gefängnis bin ich selbst der Direktor. Lesebuch, (ed. by Klaus Amann), Klagenfurt, Drava Verlag, 2007 (contains among other texts the entire Fall, freedom).

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2006-06-28 16:35:25 by ribica11

Glad you liked Croatian beer. It is so cheap!
There is suitable accommodation for every budget, From 10$ for rooms and camps, all inclusive cheap socialistic monster hotels to beautiful Hilton right at the Dubrovnik walls, Esplanade in center of Zagreb or Hotel Peristil inside of historic Diocletian palace in Split (double 120 –150$).
Mostar in Bosnia should be also visited, especially during diving competition from the 28 m high bridge. They have done amazing work to restore it after war destruction.
Bled in Slovenia is gorgeous, for a day or two visits. Many private rooms and hotels are located just around the lake.

No problem

2006-02-05 19:42:31 by -

Other than travelling with a very young child, you should have no real problems. Slovenia and Croatia are great. You don't say how you plan to travel, but the trains are fine, the roads tend to be narrow with limited highways. Both capital cities are nice small cities (Ljubljana is nicer n my opinion).
Bled (SL) and the rural surrounding area of mountains and lakes are incredible. Dubrovnik (HR) and many of the nearby islands are great, but I encourage you to take the ferry to/from Split versus driving over. You can easily take the train from Zagreb to Split, but the ferry or bus is the option from Split to Dubrovnik

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Hotel Toplice***** Bled Slovenia

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As part of the visit, Židan is meeting representatives of the Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry (KGZS) in Murska Sobota and inspecting fields around Ptuj.

Leeds United in Slovenia (July 17): Read Phil Hay's tour diary  — Yorkshire Evening Post
United's staff travelled for an hour from Ptuj and had no desire to make a return journey to the team hotel.

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