233° Celsius; Fire-book
Hardcover, with about 80 coloured pictures, ¤?, SFr
38,80, edited by Maria Zinfert, with an essay by Yoko
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
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
The original books are now anonymous but they allow new
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.
christmas-present for booksellers and book-lovers...