Raving Language: Selected Poems 1946-2005

Friederike Mayrocker is one of Europe’s most exciting avant-garde writers. In a career spanning more than sixty years, this ‘dadaelian artificer’ (Christopher Middleton) has pushed back the limits of convention to reveal the ‘deep structure’ of existence – its elation and its abysses. This collection contains more than three hundred poems from seven decades of Mayrocker’s published works, as well as unpublished material from the years 2004 to 2006, which the poet has made available to her translator, Richard Dove. “Raving Language” is the first major selection of this great Austrian poet to appear in English.

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