Song of the Broken Line
- date of publication: 01.08.1995
- 80 Pages
- Hanser Verlag
- ISBN 978-3-446-18294-3
- Deutschland: 14,90 €
- Österreich: 15,40 €
Poems as a way of seeing the world anew. Throughout his working life, Christoph Meckel has been convinced of the importance of poetry: "...because I cannot let the past, the present and the future simply pass. Because man's work has only just begun. And because I want to sweep some of the garbage aside, to destroy illusions and replace them with the song of insufficiency, the song of restlessness, of fury and the ravage caused by time."
Christoph Meckel's poetry has always been marked by a strong inclination towards the visual and the sensually perceptible. In this book, however, the reader will encounter a new tone, a rougher, more aggressive language; the form of the long poem that opposes an inadequate reality with an accusatory narrative style: " - and in the sudden light of revelation, I understood that the world emerged from the movies..."