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A literature of incommensurabilities, of dynamism; a rejection of absolute truths, an embracing of dissonance and estrangement. A literature in vigorous pursuit of language's limits, fissures, cul-de-sacs and cracks...

RAINER J. HANSHE is a writer and the founder of Contra Mundum Press and Hyperion: On the Future

of Aesthetics. He is the author of two novels, 

The Acolytes and The Abdication, and Shattering

the Muses, a hybrid Marsyan work made in collaboration with Federico Gori.


Some of Hanshe's translations include Charles Baudelaire’s My Heart Laid BareBelgium Stripped Bare, and Paris Spleen. He is also the editor of Richard Foreman’s Plays with Films and Wordsworth’s Fragments. Material of his has appeared in Caesura, SALT, Black Sun Lit, Sinn und Form,, Asymptote, & elsewhere.

Current stuff in the hearth includes the novel  Humanimality; a screenplay with Harald Hutter, All The Dead Tomorrows; and a historical encounter between Nietzsche and Van Gogh, Closing Melodies. His Shattering the Muses is being mutated into Italian for Gli Ori.

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