Frédéric Pajak: Ungewisses Manifest 4

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Ungewisses Manifest 4 - Die obligatorische Freiheit. Der geächtete Gobineau


The author takes a cruise from Tenerife to Buenos Aires and reads the works of the French diplomat and writer Joseph Arthur Gobineau. His texts on the inequality of human races is wrongly considered the precursor of the racial theories of National Socialism. Pajak traces the life of the desperate pessimist, whose only enthusiasms were the Orient and sculpture, and who died a lonely death in Turin in 1882. This is joined by his own memories from childhood and youth, when the rebellious pupil was sent to a free boarding school in the south of France - a place where he could write and paint, but also a place of loss and madness.

Frédéric Pajak's Manifeste incertain is an ambitious book project that comprises a total of nine volumes. In it, the author interweaves text and image to create an enchantingly beautiful work of art. The narrative of the volumes merges in loose sequence; meandering associatively rather than chronologically, linking the author's personal memories with the fates of historical persons.



About the author

Frédéric Pajak (*1955), born in Suresnes near Paris, is a French-Swiss writer, illustrator and editor. With his works, in which both prose and drawings play an important role, he creates his own genre, which has already won several awards (including the Prix Médicis Essai 2014 and the Swiss Literature Prize 2015). At Buchet-Chastel, he directs the Cahiers des-sinés series. Pajak now lives in Paris and Geneva.




Texts in German


23.5 × 18 cm, 224 Pages

Illustrations in black and white

Translated from French by Ruth Gantert

Publisher: Edition Clandestin


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Frédéric Pajak: Ungewisses Manifest 4

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