Voices in the Dark by Ulli Lust

Based on the novel by Marcel Beyer.
This is part of our special feature on The Crisis of European Integration.



Ulli Lust’s award-winning memoir Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life was called a “sprawling, meditative graphic novel [that] ripples with exuberance” by The New York Times. Her published work includes pieces of comics journalism as well as erotic-mythological poems. She runs the online publishing company www. electrocomics.com. She was born in Vienna, and lives and works in Berlin.

Marcel Beyer is a writer known for his 1995 novel The Karnau Tapes, upon which Lust’s graphic novel is based. He is a visiting professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Beyer’s The Karnau.

This excerpt from Voices in the Dark is published by permission of the New York Review of Books. © Suhrkamp Verlag Frankfurt am Main, 1995 for the novel by Marcel Beyer. © Suhrkamp Verlag Berlin, 2013 for the graphic novel by Marcel Beyer and Ulli Lust.

Based on the novel by Marcel Beyer.


Published on November 2, 2017.


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