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“A writer portrays his own asceticism by writing about the creation of a new text – a work about his restraints and inhibitions, portraying tenderness, distrust and the rituals which connect him to his life partner, who is also a poetess. He confesses his addiction to alcohol and unleashes his disappointment and frustration (…) The text, divided between three speakers, is written entirely in the subjunctive and third person. This strict form allows extreme mood swings between sobriety and theatricality, without the play appearing sentimental or mannered.” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

The play has been translated into:
Czech: Z cizoty

Ernst Jandl

Ernst Jandl

Ernst Jandl (born in 1925, died in 2000 in Vienna) studied German and English language and literature at the University of Vienna, did his doctoral thesis in 1950 and worked as a grammar school teacher in Vienna until 1979. His breakthrough as ...

Plays by Ernst Jandl






U: 28.9.1979 steirischer herbst, Graz (R: Rainer Hauer)