Ror Wolf: Raoul Tranchirer’s Notes from a Cut-Up Life

Ror Wolf Werke

Ror Wolf
Raoul Tranchirer’s Notes from a Cut-Up Life


280 pp

A masterpiece, and a landmark event for booklovers: new, as yet unpublished texts by Ror Wolf.

A unique work is complete (for now): RAOUL TRANCHIRERS ENZYKLOPÄDIE FÜR UNERSCHROCKENE LESER has been supplemented and expanded by RAOUL TRANCHIRERS NOTIZEN AUS DEM ZERSCHNETZELTEN LEBEN, a lavishly designed large-format volume of encyclopedic prose and collages printed in full colour throughout. From Ror Wolf’s studio comes a stunning capstone achievement and a masterpiece of the bookmaker’s art.


»Ror Wolf is a living contradiction: visionary and accountant, chaotic and pedantic at the same time. The fascination for his oeuvre grows out of this tension between strictness and playfulness.«
Neue Zürcher Zeitung

»With his ENZYKLOPÄDIE FÜR UNERSCHROCKENE LESER, Ror Wolf has found a special form of absurd completion.«
die tageszeitung

»Ror Wolf’s uplifting and rhythmic prose is discontinuous, fantastic and breathtakingly musical. Cinematic almost, his love for jazz, film and slapstick, for Buster Keaton and Laurel & Hardy is always palpable.«
Faust Kultur

»Wolf’s texts are impeccably unacademic. There is no hidden philosophy, no professional wordplay, no scholarly wink with the eye. His experiences do not derive from a literary life, but from his findings in a literature of our everyday life, without longing glances on so-called sensuous full narratives.«
Brigitte Kronauer

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