July 2011

Mayröcker is a poet with a penchant for moving in and out of time

Friederike Mayröcker writes poetry-novels that slide in and out of the present and the past, slip from reality into fantasy, disorient the reader so he has to really work for the writer's intention. According to the writer, time is arbitrary; her life and work are made up of pictures.  Confused? Needless to say, she doesn’t write anything you will be reading on the beach.