Join us for an evening of readings by:
Allan Graubard — Gherasim Luca, Self-Shadowing Prey
Genese Grill — Robert Musil, Thought Flights
Nancy Kline — Lorand Gaspar, Earth Absolute
Allan Graubard — Ferit Edgu, Noone
Mary Shaw & François Cornilliat — Claude Mouchard, Entangled, Papers! Notes
Jason Mohaghegh — Ahmad Shamlu, Born Upon the Dark Spear
KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction
The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers. Curated by Suzanne Dottino
85 E. 4th St., NYC
January 31, 2016
Samples of all of our books available here
Robert Musil’s Thought Flights reviewed by mark Jay Mirsky
“There are writers who draw readers into their magnetic fields so that everything they write is of interest—because the author’s dreams, thoughts, questions, do not simply mirror the reader’s but take him or her through the looking glass into a secret world. Literature in this sense is not an entertainment, but an initiation. … Thought Flights, the most recent publication of Musil’s work is such a valuable addition to his published work. The handsome edition of Contra Mundum Press has a long, thoughtful introduction by Genese Grill. She speaks both to the complexity of translating Musil and to the psychology of his prose, particularly in the feullitons, short pieces which make up a significant number of the pieces in this collection. They may seem at first glance as Grill remarks, using a critical phrase of Musil’s like “soap bubbles,” or “shenanigans,” Spielerei, but in fact like his major opus, The Man without Qualities, they attempt to explore “the other condition.” She defines Spielerei in her introduction as, “timeless states hovering between decision and act, like Kafka’s.” — Mark Jay Mirsky
Full review here: Numéro Cinq (July 2015)
CCTV’s footage of Genese Grill reading from Robert Musil’s THOUGHT FLIGHTS now available online
Event held at Crow Bookshop of Burlington, VT
Join translator Genese Grill for readings from Robert Musil’s THOUGHT FLIGHTS
Book signing to follow
When: Thu., June 18, 2015, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
14 Church St., Burlington, VT
Join the book launch party and reading of the new translation (by Genese Grill) of Robert Musil’s small prose, Thought Flights (2015) at the glamorous Zinc Bar on Sunday, May 10th, at 5 p.m.
Accompanied by Stephen Callahan reading from Seities, his collection of prose pieces in progress.
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Honored to announce that we received a grant from the Austrian
Ministry of Arts, Culture, and Education to aid our publication of
Robert Musil’s Short Prose, which is to be translated by
Forthcoming in 2015! Excerpts available soon.