Grave Accusations, Dirty Laundry

Grave Accusations, Dirty Laundry

Franz Schuh

Franz Schuh is one of Austria's most important writers – essayist, philosopher, brilliant interpreter of his own texts. After a handful of books, among them essays on literature and a novel set in Vienna, Schuh now presents his "magnum opus": SCHWERE VORWÜRFE, SCHMUTZIGE WÄSCHE is a colourful mixture of monologues, stories, notes and documentary sketches, as well as bizarre and moving reflections on love, happiness and futility. In a book full of colourful characters, Carlos Kleiber, in a waiter's apron, and Friedrich Schiller, snorting 25 hits of snuff during sex ("whereupon he roared and pounded"), share pages with a brass band from the Austrian countryside. The existential and the ephemeral are close neighbours here, and more often than not it remains to be seen which is which…

Grave Accusations, Dirty Laundry

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