Blixa Bargeld & Kain Karawahn
Blixa Bargeld, "Einstürzende Neubauten" - Kain Karawahn, famous fire-artist, both living in Berlin



Kain Karawahn,
PyroPorno, 96 p.,14,95 Euros, ISBN 3-88769-196-2.
An essay about the history of the connection between fire and sex, a lexicon about fire-metaphoric in sex-gazettes, from burning asses over floating lava in female caves to exploding volcanoes… About the lightning and explosion of love fire…
Pictures of a "censuring action"; Fire and porns…


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Titelbild des Buches233° Celsius; Fire-book
Hardcover, with about 80 coloured pictures, ¤?, SFr 38,80, edited by Maria Zinfert, with an essay by Yoko Tawada


Unusual and dreamlike photographs, which you never saw before. This is a book, which rescues other books, that otherwise would have disappeared without a trace, makuliert?, landed up as rubbish.
Each day every city-cleaning "disposes" many tons of books. Instead of this, 7000 books were burnt in a public performance. Single pages were rescued, taken from Blixa Bargeld or the spectators out of the fire or they were left.
After that, the book was offered to the publishing house. And there it is; 7000 new books out of a selection of these fragments and fire-pictures and essays concerning the subject "fire" by Kain Karawahn (his memories of childhood, which are connected with fire) and Yoko Tawada (about the "fire of letters"); graphically designed by Günter Seidel.
The original books are now anonymous but they allow new literature.
And this was for me - the publisher, who fell in love with the photographs above all by making the decision to publish the book - that surprising, surprisingly demanding, serious or funny, entertaining and touching and amazing (erotic) literature. New literature.

An ideal christmas-present for booksellers and book-lovers...

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