Kong's Finest Hour: A Chronicle of Connections (The German List) (Hardcover)

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In a world full of devils, the giant ape Kong defends what he loves the most. But who and what is this undomesticated animal? Might it reside within us? As we tread confidently, is this where the earth opens up beneath us?
 
In Kong’s Finest Hour, Alexander Kluge explores anew the accessible spaces where Kong dwells within us and in our million-year-old past. The more than two hundred stories contained in this volume form a chronicle of connections that together survey these spaces using diverse perspectives. These include stories about the folds of Kong’s nose, the voice of the author’s mother, the poet Heinrich von Kleist and Jack the Ripper, the indestructability of the political, and the supercontinent Pangaea that once unified the earth. Dissolving theory into storytelling has been Kluge’s lifelong pursuit, and this magnificent collection tells stories of people as well of things.
 
First in a series of Kluge’s Chronicles forthcoming from Seagull Books, Kong’s Finest Hour will delight those familiar with his writing as well as introduce readers to the brilliance of one of Germany’s greatest living writers.
 

About the Author


Alexander Kluge is one of the major contemporary German fiction writers and an important social critic. As a filmmaker, he is credited with the launch of the New German Cinema movement. 
 

Praise For…


“More than a few of Kluge’s many books are essential, brilliant achievements. None are without great interest.”—Susan Sontag
 
— Praise for Alexander Kluge


Product Details
ISBN: 9780857428479
ISBN-10: 0857428470
Publisher: Seagull Books
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2021
Pages: 342
Series: The German List