Raoul Tranchirer's Encyclopaedia for Intrepid Readers
Edited by Thomas Schröder
488pp, with numerous, partly colored illustrations after collages of Ror Wolf
Raoul Tranchirer's Encyclopaedia for Intrepid Readers in three volumes
Advice, explanations and comments for the most diverse occasions in worlds above and below, listed alphabetically, and including entries on apple swindles, rubber men, bang silver, life shortening remedies, patent nutcrackers, Rossmässler’s works, swing machines, relationships of curvature and listener duties. Because: Not only the body should rest, the mind too must be protected from all excitement and disturbance (Ror Wolf).
Volume II brings together Raoul Tranchirer’s Communications for those at a Loss (1988 and 1997) and Raoul Tranchirer’s Doctrine of the World and Reality (1990). Also integrated in the volume were the Remnants of the Entry Life from the fifth Tranchirer volume, which appeared in 2002, and 79 previously unpublished entries (2006 and 2007).
Thomas Schröder, born in 1961, studied German Literature, Philosophy and History. He worked at the Theodor W. Adorno Archive in Frankfurt am Main and as a lecturer at the University of Mainz. Today he lives as an antiquarian bookseller and organizer of cultural events in Mainz.