Thursday, December 3, 2009, 7 pm
At all Times radical – never consequent

The history of the März Verlag from 1969 till today

Barbara Kalender and Jörg Schröder talk about the highlights from the history of “März Verlag”, about authors like Valerie Solanas, Rolf Dieter Brinkmann and Bernward Vesper and about their literary concept Schröder erzählt.

März Verlag (1969-1987) can be considered to have been “
the publisher of cultural revolution” (Karl Heinz Bohrer, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) and reflects the cultural and social history of West Germany. The archive of the now legendary publisher is housed at Deutsche Literaturarchiv in Marbach. Books like Acid, Bernward Vesper’s Die Reise, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Sexfront, and the works of cartoonists and writers such as Robert Crumb, and Leonard Cohen, along with numerous other “cult” books were published by März Verlag. “It is a sign of great confidence when publishers bet everything on one card, as Jörg Schröder did with designing the appearance of his publishing house,” Hans-Peter Willinger from Stiftung Buchkunst wrote about Schröder’s unmistakable yellow-red-black März cover. Since 1990, Barbara Kalender and Jörg Schröder have created a new literary concept in the framework of an “expanded publishing” (Diedrich Diederichsen) called Schröder erzählt. All volumes released up until now are on view at n.b.k.

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In German language