Raoul Tranchirer's Encyclopaedia for Intrepid Readers
Edited by Kai U. Jürgens
ca. 400pp, 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 III presents Raoul Tranchirer’s Last Thoughts (1994) and Raoul Tranchirer’s Observations on Silence (2005). In the appendix, in addition to an index and an afterword to all three volumes there is also the long-inaccessible preliminary study To the True Beautiful and Good (1961-63) first published in the student newspaper Diskus.
Kai U. Jürgens, born 1966, studied literature and in 1999 completed his doctoral thesis on Ror Wolf. He has since written on contemporary themes in literature, film, art and music and works for publishing houses, daily newspapers and radio stations. He has a wide-ranging commitment to the work of Ror Wolf and is one of the initiators of the website www.wirklichkeitsfabrik.de. He lives in Kiel.