To Duration

From Amsterdam, Phil Baber has just sent a photo of our joint project, a translation of Peter Handke’s Gedicht an die Dauer. Can’t wait to to touch, see, and smell the book itself.

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If you would like a copy, you can order the book HERE

Flowerville has some beautiful photographs of the book HERE (her book didn’t have to cross the Atlantic!)

About Scott Abbott

I received my Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University in 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I directed the Program in Integrated Studies for its initial 13 years and was also Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy for three years. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (REPETITIONS and VAMPIRES & A REASONABLE DICTIONARY, published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade and in English with Punctum Books), a book with Sam Rushforth (WILD RIDES AND WILDFLOWERS, Torrey House Press), a "fraternal meditation" called IMMORTAL FOR QUITE SOME TIME (University of Utah Press), and translations of three books by Austrian author Peter Handke, of an exhibition catalogue called "The German Army and Genocide," and, with Dan Fairbanks, of Gregor Mendel's important paper on hybridity in peas. More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and dance/yoga studio manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as an ecologist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a parole officer, as a contractor, as a seasonal worker (Alaska and Park City, Utah), and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett, with whom I have written a cultural history of barbed wire -- THE PERFECT FENCE (Texas A&M University Press). Some publications at http://works.bepress.com/scott_abbott/
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10 Responses to To Duration

  1. THOMAS MCGONIGLE says:

    where is the book going to be available in the US?

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  2. flowerville says:

    they look gorgeous. great it finally sorted out, well worth the wait & gut ding will weile haben, as they say.
    website is up again http://thelastbooks.org/the-last-books/cannon-magazine-no3–to-duration/

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  3. flowerville says:

    you know i even feel somewhat similar but different, bc another nice book is to arrive here in the mail, one of the first copies of this space book. so it’s doublyexciting. can’t really wait either. the tactileness of a book is really important.

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  4. Zarko Radakovic says:

    Scott, wunderschönes Buch! Herzliche Glückwünsche! Congratulations! Čestitke, prijatelju!

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