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Gerstl, Elfriede#

Gerstl, Elfriede, b. Vienna, June 16, 1932, author of experimental poetry and prose, radio plays; work marked by linguistic experiments, montages and quotes, frequently using questions of female identity as the main theme. From 1964-1966 worked with P. Bichsel, H. Fichte and others, co-written novels include "Das Gaestehaus". Awarded the Erich-Fried Prize and the Georg-Trakl Prize in 1999.

Further works#

Spielraeume, 1977 (Prose); Wiener Mischung, 1982; Vor der Ankunft, poems, 1988; Unter einem Hut, essays and poems, 1993; Kleiderflug, 1995; Die fliegende Frieda, 1998; Alle Tage Gedichte. Schaustuecke und Hoerstuecke, 1999.

Literature#

C. Kleiber and E. Tunner (eds.), Frauenliteratur in Oesterreich, 1945 bis heute, 1986; H. J. Wimmer, In Schwebe halten, 21998; D. Winkler Pegoraro, E. G.: "Sprache(n), Spiele, Spielraeume", doctoral thesis, Vienna 1999.