Archive for the ‘1950s’ Category

READING ON JUNE 29 IN VIENNA

六月 24, 2017

Juliane Adler, David Howard & Martin Winter im Sovieso

+ special guest: Esther Dischereit!

+ MUSIC: Violin virtuoso Darya List

Reading at 7:30 pm – Lesung um 19.30 h

im Sovieso, 1100, Hackergasse 4, 1. UG
mit anschließendem Aperitivo

Juliane Adler liest aus dem noch unveröffentlichten Manuskript VERGEGENWÄRTIGUNGEN
David Howard (Neuseeland) liest aus seinem neuen Buch THE ONES WHO KEEP QUIET (Otago University Press 2017)
Martin Winter liest aus ÜBERQUERUNG DES GELBEN FLUSSES 2 von Yi Sha und eigene neue Gedichte

U1 Keplerplatz, D-Wagen Alfred-Adler Straße

Free admission!

Yi Sha2_Cover

2CV

六月 16, 2017


2CV
für esther und gudrun

2cv in unserem hof
es ist kein auto
2 cv
jedenfalls 2 burschenschafter
soll man sich aufregen
es ist fronleichnam
katholische kirche
2 cv
im hof hier in wien
jedenfalls sehr wahrscheinlich
relativ harmlos

MW Juni 2017

ÖSTERREICH

六月 8, 2017

ÖSTERREICH

kurz
kürzt

kern
ist kernlos

herr schrecken
ist herr le pen

also will jeder mit ihm koalieren

es gibt noch grüne und neos
für umwelt und wirtschaft
über 50% letztes jahr

aber die sind ja nicht so wichtig
und selber schuld

österreich
ist umsonst

MW Juni 2017

FASHION – 游若昕

六月 1, 2017

You Ruoxin
FASHION

When granddad was small,
herding cattle and sheep was in fashion.
When papa was small,
the fashion was playing war games.
Charge!
Peng peng peng!
Our fashion now
is raising hamsters
and raising turtles.
In our class,
every boy has a turtle,
every girl has a hamster.
Me, I have both.
I like hamsters and turtles.

Tr. MW, June 1, 2017

流行
游若昕

爷爷小时候
流行放牛放羊
爸爸小时候
流行玩打仗游戏
冲啊
哒哒嘀
我们现在
流行养仓鼠
养乌龟
我们班上
男生大都养乌龟
女生大都养仓鼠
而我
既养仓鼠
也养乌龟

2017.4.15

 

 

유행
유약흔

할아버지께서 어렸을 때
소나 양을 방목하는 것이 유행이었고
아빠가 어렸을 때
전쟁놀이를 즐기는 것이 유행이었다
돌격
따따따따
우리는 현재
햄스터나 거북이를 기르는 것이 유행이다
우리 반에서
남자애들은 대부분 거북이를 키우고
여자애들은 햄스터를 기른다

햄스터도 기르고
거북이도 키운다

2017.4.15

(韓)郭美蘭 (美) 文超塵 译

US WON THE WAR

六月 1, 2017

ACTUALLY US WON THE WAR

actually the US
won the Vietnam war.
the good kind of US
those against those
who wanted the war.
against nixon and kissinger.
how many people wanted the war?
which war at which time
against whom?
is there a good kind of US
[spoken like not capitalized
from now on]
including people like me
people in other countries
people who aren’t even American
or slanted American
American slash something else
many not even English speaking
most of the time
just people who thought something good would be nice
for a change
we won that war
no-one thinks the vietnam war was good
or the war against saddam hussein
in retrospect
the way the war against nazis was good.
anyway we won in the end
although kissinger is still undead
and there is another nixon in office
put in by putin,
just the way putin was put in by putin
or erdowahn by erdowahnsinn
or brexit by little small-minded people
with generous help
even from some of US
every Left for themselves
so they won against US
US who think another four years
of Obama
or another eight years
would have brought peace
to manunkind not
but we always win in retrospect
against the forces of pigheadedness
although pigs are smart
pigs on the wing
the war against nazis was good
although there are nazis in government now
or almost in government
in austro-hungary
and other places.
anyway we are winning
seriously please believe US
amen

MW May 31, 2017

see also

MCLC: Curious rise of the “white left” as an insult (2)

stress! BUSY HATING! AND WOMEN’S DAY!

三月 8, 2017
Feminist Group Applauded, Criticized After Censorship

Feminist Group Applauded, Criticized After Censorship

Feminist Group’s Weibo Shuttered

Feminist Group’s Weibo Shuttered

三八女权节来了!盘点这些年中国女权主义者做过的25件好事

三八女权节来了!盘点这些年中国女权主义者做过的25件好事

三八女权节来了!盘点这些年中国女权主义者做过的25件好事

三八女权节来了!盘点这些年中国女权主义者做过的25件好事

三八女权节来了!盘点这些年中国女权主义者做过的25件好事

三八女权节来了!盘点这些年中国女权主义者做过的25件好事

“Busy Hating” in German.

(English version and explanations see China Change)

STRESS!

Morgens hass ich die USA,
zu Mittag Südkorea,
am Abend Japan.
Ich bin sehr beschäftigt mit Taiwan und Singapur.
Dann träum ich von Vietnam und den Philippinen.

Montag gegen Südkorea,
Dienstag gegen Japan,
Mittwoch USA,
Donnerstag unabhängiges Taiwan,
Freitag aufmüpfiges Hongkong,
Samstag undankbares Tibet,
Sonntag fromme Uighuren.

Wir haben viel Arbeit.
Alles Andere muss warten!

 

Übersetzt von MW im März 2017

See also this statement:

SECHZEHN ZEILEN AUS DER HEIMAT – 黄翔

三月 5, 2017

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Huang Xiang
SECHZEHN ZEILEN AUS DER HEIMAT

Ein Flecken Schnee geht nicht weg.
Ein Zaun wird nass und bleibt doch stehen.

Ein Sonnenball rollt nicht zur Seite.
Ein Gebirgsklang bläst sich nicht aus.

Ein Becher Tee bleibt immer stark.
Eine Kanne Wein wird niemals leer.

Ein Grabstein wo immer geweint wird.
Ein trockener Brunnen der nie verdurstet.

Ein Teich mit Geschichten wird niemals trocken.
Ein Strauch Kinderlieder hört nicht auf zu wachsen.

Ein Gallenstein wird niemals kleiner.
Ein Tintenfleck wird nicht blass.

Ein Gefühl wird nicht verpflanzt.
Eine Liebe wird nicht verschickt.

Ein Fieber geht nicht hinunter.
Ein Blutdruck geht nicht zurück.

Übersetzt von MW im März 2017

 

huangxiangheimat

故園十六行
——中國之戀
黄翔

一片化不掉的積雪
一段淋不壞的木柵

一團融不散的日暉
一陣吹不熄的山籟

一杯沖不淡的釅茶
一壺倒不光的醇酒

一塊哭不完的碑銘
一口渴不死的枯井

一池舀不盡的軼事
一叢長不大的童謠

一粒擊不碎的結石
一滴洗不褪的墨迹

一份載不動的眷戀
一種郵不走的情感

一世退不去的高燒
一生降不下的血壓

고향 16행
—중국을 그리워하다
황상

녹을 수 없는 한 무더기 쌓인 눈
젖어도 썩지 않는 나무울타리

녹아버리지 않는 한 덩어리 일휘
불어도 꺼지지 않는 한 줄기 산뢰

아무리 담궈도 연해지지 않는 한 잔의 염차
아무리 부어도 끝이 없는 한 주전자 맑은 술

울어도 끝이 없는 비명
아무리 마셔도 죽지 않는 마른 우물 하나

아무리 말해도 끝이 없는 일화
영원히 자라지 않는 동요 하나

깨지지 않는 결석 한 알
씻어버릴 수 없는 한 방울의 잉크

실을 수 없는 권련
부쳐보낼 수 없는 한 가지 정감

평생 끓고 있는 고열
평생 내려가지 않는 혈압

(美) 文超尘

ZERSCHLAGENE HODEN UND EIN HAUFEN NACHKOMMEN – 邢昊

三月 3, 2017

xing_hao

Xing Hao
ZERSCHLAGENE HODEN UND EIN HAUFEN NACHKOMMEN

Direktor Tu kommt zurück in die Heimat.
Über 30 Verwandte
drängen sich an ihn heran.

Er denkt daran,
als sein Vater vor ihrem Gericht stand,
wollte einer brutaler sein als der andere.
Man schlug ihm die Hoden kaputt.

“Mein Vater floh nach Hongkong, blieb unverheiratet,
dann hat er mich adoptiert,
und jetzt soll ich seine Verwandten erkennen!”

Übersetzt von MW im März 2017

hoden_zerschlagen

POETRY (晚报!)

二月 25, 2017
Picture by Andreas Luf, inspired by Thelonious Monk's "Underground"

Picture by Andreas Luf, inspired by Thelonious Monk’s “Underground”

REPORT

every report
every detailed incisive report
kind that makes powerful people squirm
is just as important
as any art
any poem
any church, temple
that makes you pause
think
feel
every report

MW February 2017

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POETRY

poetry
is impo
rtant
truth
is impo
tent
or is it
or are you

MW February 2017

THOSE FEW YEARS:江湖海

二月 25, 2017

jianghuhai

Jianghu Hai
THOSE FEW YEARS

in the dim-sum hall in a corner
next to me
two old guys with their tea
talking past things
one says, those few years
nightmares every night
another says, you had it better than me
those few years
couldn’t sleep, night after night

January 2017
Translated by Martin Winter, February 2017

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AUF WIEDERSEHEN, TAIWAN! 又說再見了! GOODBYE TAIWAN!

十二月 2, 2016

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GOODBYE TAIWAN!

These few days in Taiwan
meeting so many friends,
very precious time.
It has been almost 30 years
since I first was in Taiwan.
These few days we’ve met many authors
and fellow translators.
We also met the poet Hung Hung.
There are people in Taiwan
who meet Hung Hung every day,
and even Le Tian,
Hung Hung’s little child.
Le means to laugh, Tian is the sky.
Last night Le Tian got to meet me.
Holding him
was like holding my children
ten years ago.
We lived in Beijing, where they were born.
Tonight I am leaving Taiwan.
What if I could stay?
Nowadays in a few ways
Taiwan is doing better than Austria.
No resurgent Rightists.
First female president,
some social progress.
Very clear progress
since thirty years ago.
Taiwan is doing better right now
than Europe and USA.
Maybe like Canada,
although Taiwan is rather small.
Half the size of Austria.
But to be able to face your history,
to induce progress in your society,
these things are very precious indeed.
Please take care!
Hope we meet again soon!

MW November 2016

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AUF WIEDERSEHEN, TAIWAN!

die paar tage in taiwan
waren so voller freunde,
sehr, sehr kostbare tage.
manche freunde kenn ich fast 30 jahre.
autoren, autorinnen hab ich getroffen,
übersetzerinnen und übersetzer,
am letzten abend den dichter hung hung.
ein paar menschen in taiwan
treffen hung hung jeden tag,
und sogar lö tiän, seinen sohn.
lö tiän bedeutet den himmel anlachen.
gestern hat der kleine mich angelacht.
lö tiän im arm halten ist wie vor jahren
meine kleinkinder halten,
vor zehn jahren in peking.
heute abend verlasse ich taiwan.
und wenn ich bleiben könnte?
taiwan geht es heute in mancher hinsicht
besser als österreich.
keine rechtsextremen im höhenflug,
die erste frau an der spitze,
fortschritte in der gesellschaft.
große fortschritte, in vieler hinsicht
auf jeden fall in 30 jahren.
heutzutage gehts taiwan besser
als der usa und europa,
vergleichbar mit kanada, eventuell,
obwohl taiwan recht klein ist.
halb so groß wie österreich.
deiner geschichte ins gesicht schauen können,
in deiner gesellschaft fortschritt erzeugen
sind sehr, sehr kostbare dinge.
passt auf euch auf, liebe freunde!
auf ein baldiges wiedersehn!

MW November 2016

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又說再見了!

 

這几天在台灣
碰到很多朋友
非常難得。
有的認試快三十年了。
這几天碰到很多作家
很多譯着同事
還碰到詩人鴻鴻。
在台灣有人
天天碰到鴻鴻
也碰到楽天
鴻鴻的小兒子。
昨天楽天碰到我。
抱着他像十年前
抱着自己的孩子。
那時候在北京。
今天晚上我離開台灣。
如果能留下會怎麽様?
台灣目前有些方面
比奥地利好。
没有崛起的右派。
有第一位女總统,
社會有一些進步。
總共很多方面
比三十年前進步蠻大了。
目前台灣好像比歐洲美国都好,
也许有點像加拿大,
雖然台灣很小,
半個奥地利面積。
能够面對自己的歷史,
能够促進社會改造
都非常難得的。
請朋友多保重!
希望早點再見!

2016.11.21

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STRONGMAN

十一月 10, 2016

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STRONGMAN

strongman, he is not a bird
strongman, he is not a plane
what is strongman all about?
strongman makes it strong for you
strongman, he makes all the shots
strongman, he makes all the drinks
strongman, he makes every sauce

strongman, chairman get along

strongman makes you extra strong
makes you swallow his strongsong
don’t tell me you didn’t know

MW November 2016

HEART OF DARKNESS 3: MINDESTENS

十一月 10, 2016

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HEART OF DARKNESS 3:
MINDESTENS

kurz
kürzt
zu kurz gekommenen
die mindesthöhe
der mindestsicherung

MW November 2016

HEART OF DARKNESS 2

十一月 6, 2016

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HEART OF DARKNESS 2

stoiberseehofers
are very small
kurz
is also short

MW November 2016

 

HERZ DER FINSTERNIS 2

stoiberseehofers
sind ziemlich klein
kurz
ist auch noch
kurz

MW November 2016

HALLOWEEN IN BUDAPEST 卍靈節在布达佩斯

十一月 2, 2016

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HALLOWEEN IN BUDAPEST

Halloween in Budapest
Do you need to call out the ghosts?
Do you need to call out the ghosts?
In Parliament
Brightly lit along the Danube
Do you need to call out the ghosts?
In Vienna
In Budapest
In many cities
Many, many towns
thousands of towns
thousands of thousands
brightly lit along the Danube
Dohany Synagogue
Greatest in Europe
Status Quo Synagogue
By Otto Wagner
On Rumbach Street
Actually many buildings are left
All over Europe
Yes, there are Jews
In Budapest
Yes, there are people
Do we need to call out the ghosts?
Everyone knows
Along the Danube
Behind the Parliament
Greatest in Europe?
It’s very big
Behind the Parliament
Along the Danube
They lined them up
Several places
Along the Danube
Just a few months
Hungarian Fascists
Finally able
1944
Fall ’44
German troops everywhere
Last few months of the war
Until the first month of ’45
Here in this city
Everyone knows
Hungarian Fascists
Established the ghetto
They passed laws against Jews
In Parliament
In 1920
Basically everyone knows
1944
Hundreds of thousands
in a few months
Around 600,000
Killed in Auschwitz
Along the Danube
Behind the Parliament
Several places
Szabadsag ter
On Freedom Square
There’s a new monument
For the victims
It says
German occupation
Doesn’t say that in German
Doesn’t say that in English
Any other language
For the victims
Only these words
Even in Hebrew
Only the victims
Victims of German occupation
Written in Hungarian
Only in Hungarian
Erected in secret
Protests from the beginning
Pebbles, chairs,
a few wires, photos
pebbles with names
and so on
Everyone knows
Over 300 Million
Hungarian money
Erected in secret
Law passed in Parliament
December 31st, 2013
Protests from the beginning
Szabadsag ter
Liberty Square
Halloween in Budapest
Do you need to call out the ghosts?
There are people enough
In Budapest
In many cities
Many, many cities
Towns and cities
All over Europe
Brightly lit along the Danube
Everyone knows
Actually many buildings are left
All over Europe
Halloween in Budapest
Do we need to call out the ghosts?
Everyone knows
Halloween is for kids
We have kids in Vienna
Kids like to dress up
For Halloween
Let them have fun
Nothing wrong
Halloween
My daughter knows
Austrian Fascists
Ghosts are alive
Zombies are real
Wish it was all
Pumpkins for kids
Halloween in Budapest
Greatest town
Along the Danube
Since Roman times
Basically
Everyone knows

MW October 31st, 2016

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NOBLE POEM

十月 23, 2016
Photo by Ronnie Niedermeyer, www.rn.co.at

Photo by Ronnie Niedermeyer, http://www.rn.co.at

NOBLE POEM

wish I could write a noble poem
a prized noble poem
a swedish prized noble poem
a norwegian prized noble poem
pricey and noble
like norwegian beer
everything becomes pricey and noble
unless global warming
comes fast enough

MW October 2016

 

last week the brazilian author ricardo domeneck wrote a noble commentary on Facebook that actually sounds a little dylanesque, partly. masters of war, yes. dynamite. 伊沙 has a great little nobel dynamite poem. from 1992. 今年的文学諾貝爾得主有一首 Masters of War,我有一首 “X&Y”, 伊沙翻譯成《一搭一挡》。講尼克松和他的外交部长、大陸前领導和他的首相等等。墙上還有“毛”字,因為伊沙1991年一首小詩。 we had a reading here in vienna on Oct. 15 in our new housing close to the new central train station. we have a library downstairs. run by people from our house, we are there often. open to other houses, gudrun and peter built a stage, and we have theatre. and we had a bob dylan night a few months ago. masters of war is a little like my poem X&Y. x was cruel/ butt is sore/ y was able/ and suave./ both loved culture/ both destroyed/ hundred million/ butts are cold. written march 2007 in beijing. yes, nixon and kissinger, mao and zhou, maybe there is a pair like that in brazil? only six or seven swedes in over 100 years of a great swedish prize for literature is actually not very much, is it? wonder if ricardo brazil/domeneck/africa ever read tomas tranströmer. oh well. pity this busy monster manunkind/ not. progress is a comfortable disease:/ your victim (death and live safely beyond) plays with the bigness of its littleness …[…] pity poor flesh and trees, poor stars and stones, but never this fine specimen …. listen: there’s a hell/ of a good universe next door. let’s go. there must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief …

yes, the music of jimi hendrix. dylan is honored as tip of the iceberg, should be chuck berry and many others at the same time. preferably african brazilian women. yes, manunkind maybe doesn’t always deserve something poor ricardo doesn’t always get, maybe. pity. oh yes.

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