Forthcoming Events at Curious Fox

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The Curious Fox Book Club

The book club meets usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. For more info and the full calendar of forthcoming dates and books please see the bookclub page.

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Wolfgang Hilbig: "Under the Neomoon" Book Launch

25.07.2024

Join Isabel Fargo Cole translator of Wolfgang Hilbig's "Under the Neomoon" in conversation with Alex Wells (writer, translator and Berliner Magazine books editor) to celebrate the launch of this new translation.

Free entry. Doors at 19:30.

The event will start at 20:00

Under the Neomoon
An abandoned construction site. Glowering pits and furnaces. A lone man in a bungalow. Widely considered to be one of the great German writers of the twentieth century, Wolfgang Hilbig’s dark visions have long held readers aloft with their musical language and uncompromising vision of the modern world. In Under the Neomoon, his debut short-story collection originally published in East Germany in 1982, Hilbig’s persistent fixations—factory pits, rampant nature, and split identities—are at their most visceral and brilliant. Rendered into English by
Hilbig’s longtime translator Isabel Fargo Cole, these short tales apply fluorescent language (“garlands of cast-iron flowers,” “tall dark-green water grasses”) to lives and spaces of foreclosed dreams.
An electric collection that evokes the works of Andrei Tarkovsky and Ingeborg Bachmann, Under the Neomoon is a neon-bright reminder of humanity’s folly and the importance of storytelling from down below, where the workers toil.