Learning How to Read
Learning how to read begins with a child's fascination for words and their meaning. In adolescence, reading habits are refined and consolidated: "Every new author was an adventure to be experienced", Klaus Reichert recalls. The second part of the book reflects on a lifelong, loving occupation with writers considered "difficult" and "demanding" – Virginia Woolf, and James Joyce, Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound, Paul Celan, Robert Creeley, Charles Olson and Wolfgang Hildesheimer, to name but a few. All of them, Reichert concludes, are linked by invisible networks.