Ilma Rakusa

(b.1946) is an author, poet, and translator. Alongside translations of Joseph Brodsky, Marguerite Duras, Marina Zwetajewa, and Alexej Remisow, her publications include: Ein Strich durch alles, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 2003; Von Ketzern und Klassikern., Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 2003; Durch Schnee, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 2005.


"Resting" by Attila Bartis

An introduction

Resting, the acclaimed third novel by Romanian-Hungarian author Attila Bartis, published in Hungarian in 2001 and in German in 2005, is simultaneously private psychodrama and portrait of the end of the Communist era. Reading it, “we arrive at ourselves, at our own obsessions, in our own silence”, writes Ilma Rakusa.