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Asclepias
The Milkweeds
Nathanaël




Nightboat
2015 • 96 pp. 4 1/2 x 7"
Essays

$14.95 Paperback, 978-1-937658-39-7



A dynamic new collection of essays on the precarious nature of translation and representation.

The talks gathered in Asclepias: The Milkweeds are all concerned with discrepancy and extinction. Polylingual and transdisciplinary, each essay addresses translation as a form of disagreement and photography as its mis-fitting corollary. Calling up an indiscriminate range of thinkers and artists—philosophers, composers, photographers, filmmakers, poets—including Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jacques Derrida, Dmitri Shostakovich, Galina Ustvolskaya, Sergio Larraín, Günther Anders, Alejandra Pizarnik, Antonin Artaud, and Friedrich Hölderlin, among many others, the resultant montage repeatedly abandons the reader to an empty, incriminating, theatre.



NATHANAËL is the author of a score of books written in English or in French, including Sisyphus, Outdone., Theatres of the Catastrophal, and Absence Where As (Claude Cahun and the Unopened Book). Nathanaël has translated books by Édouard Glissant, Danielle Collobert, Catherine Mavrikakis, Hilda Hilst (in collaboration with Rachel Gontijo Araujo) and Hervé Guibert into English. Nathanaël lives in Chicago.



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