- GLASER, Peter
- Peter Glaser says of
himself that he was "as a pencil" born in Graz in 1957
and now lives as a "text program" (currently in Berlin).
His focus as a journalist is indeed teh computer; however, he does
not consider himself a computer nerd by a lways in danger of becoming
one. As editor of Rawums (1983, new edition 2003), he collected
avant-garde texts from the region of Cologne and Düsseldorf.
He has been credited with starting the "New Wave" of German
literature in the early 1980s, infusing mainstream culture with
elements of punk and hippie counterculture. After winning the 2002
Ingeborg-Bachmann Prize, he is back on the literary scene. The story
published in Vol. 8, No. 1 is the title story of his latest book
publication. The title itself is telling: it is about "nothing"
or the banality of modern life that the protagonist (and first-person
narrator has to cope with, although he is no hero.
Geschichte von Nichts (His Story about Nothing ) from Geschichte
von Nichts (Cologne: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2003): Vol.
8, No. 1
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