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A poetics of a special kind: science and language, wedded in a salto mortale that wafts the language centres from the brain. Minerals, micro-organisms, geology, anatomy, gravitation and states of matter are the playing fields on which the unfathomable reconfiguration of our world takes place.

Each of the six parts of Entdecker deals with a different discipline which, from the eighteenth century until the present day, has been used to gain more profound understandings of the world. Each of the themes is related to a linguistic phenomenon: to what extent do texts work like animals? Is the map in literature also the territory? Can you form alloys from linguistic micro-particles as you can by boiling minerals? If scientific understanding says there is no linear time, what does it make of narration?

Published in 2017 by Klever (klever-verlag.com) with illustrations by Simon Goritschnig (simongoritschnig.com).