By turns funny and moving, this story stages a dialogue around the romance of the Baader-Meinhof Gang's revolutionary aspirations. Ex-commo Monique Piquet (aka Monica Picket) meets up in Paris with her former student, Angel Beigesang, who has just published konkretion - a dramatic re-imagining of Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin of the Red Army Faction. Like an old birdie in a familiar stomping ground, Monique bobbles through revolutionary and repressive Paris, recalling her earlier radicalism and its influence on Angel's dangerous identification with revolutionaries. This exquisite book offers a fascinating look at the 1970s Baader-Meinhof Gang and follows Meinhof's tripwire leap into illegality: her flight underground, crimes committed in the name of 'armed struggle,' and her incarceration. The book explores the use and power of language, politics, and romancing the law, and is an entertaining dialogue between two women.
Publication Date: 2/12/2013