Bulletins of The Serving Library #5

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Bulletins of The Serving Library #5

Summer 2013

Edited by Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer and David Reinfurt

Distributed for Sternberg Press

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Conceived while in residency at the library of the Goethe-Institut New York, this issue of Bulletins of The Serving Library used the context of the hosting institution as a thematic starting point.

Contemplating this theme as both foreigners and German citizens, many of the contributors present theses that reach deep into the realm of the personal. Jan Verwoert, for example, discusses the communication within his family as a lexicon “somewhere between speech and speechlessness”; while Leila Peacock, as a native English speaker learning German, explores the liminal space between language and translation. Diedrich Diederichsen, together with a list of editors and translators, co-translates his essay “Hören, Wiederhören, Zitieren,” published in the 1997 January issue of Spex. Diederichsen's discussion of the pop quotation in music highlights the genre's proximity to language, as the pop quotation “refers to what is absent in the present, and therefore points towards the semiotic nature of any music.”

ContributorsMichael Bracewell, Diedrich Diederichsen, Isla Leaver-Yap, Philip Ording, Leila Peacock, David Reinfurt, Mike Sperlinger, Jan Verwoert

Paperback

$19.95 T ISBN: 9783943365856 152 pp. | 6.5 in x 9.25 in 44 b&w illus.

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.

Editors

Stuart Bailey

Angie Keefer

David Reinfurt

David Reinfurt, a graphic designer, is cofounder of Dexter Sinister and The Serving Library, an online and print publishing project, and a Lecturer at Princeton University. His work is in the permanent collections of Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.