Marlene Marder - Kleenex/Liliput BOOK
Liliput (formerly Kleenex) was a female band that came out of Switzerland at the peak of the punk artistic fervor. The diary of guitar player Marlene Marder recounts the life of Zurich’s first all-female band, lavishly illustrated and documented with photographs, posters, covers, interviews, reviews, fan mail, fanzines, lyrics from 1978 to 1983, was released in 1986 (in German) and it has been finally fully translated in English. Thrilling Living is pleased to present a beautifully illustrated English-language version with more than 200 images, including flyers, interviews, fanzines, and photos. The original foreword by Greil Marcus has been supplemented with a new introduction and afterword written by editor Grace Ambrose and translator Jen Calleja.
This is the group's most comprehensive document, unmatched in its candor and depth. Guitarist Marder's account of the band's touring, recording, and commercial transactions is included in the book. It is a crucial record of what it was like to work in the fledgling punk scene at a time when the genre was really starting to take off. Kleenex/LiLiPUT, which is a proudly hybrid format that falls somewhere between memoir and scrapbook, is a powerful illustration of what it looks like to capture one's own life, with all the insights and messiness that entails. T.
This effort is an attempt to improve and broaden Marlene's chaotic original through interpretation, translation, republication, and expansion. It is with great pride that Thrilling Living presents this significant tale in English for the first time, having first been published in German by Nachbar der Welt Verlag, the publishing house that existed before Edition Patrick Frey.