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Ungewisses Manifest 3 - Der Tod von Walter Benjamin. Ezra Pound hinter Gittern
The writer and philosopher Walter Benjamin has been living in Paris for several years. In 1939, like all German nationals, he lives in a camp of voluntary volunteers in Nevers. Freed after two months by the help of many friends, he returns to Paris. Fearing the German Wehrmacht, he flees first to Lourdes, then to Marseille. The plan was to cross by ship to the United States. But his journey took him to the Pyrenees, to the border with Spain, Port-Bou, where he committed suicide for fear of being extradited to the Gestapo.
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