MARDER, Marlene; AMBROSE, Grace (ed.)
In 1986, guitarist Marlene Marder published a German-language diary documenting her time in Kleenex/LiLiPUT, Zurich’s first all-female band. It is here translated into English, republished along with more than 200 images – including fanzines, interviews, flyers, and photographs – and updated with a new introduction and afterword by editor Grace Ambrose and translator Jen Calleja in addition to the original foreword by Greil Marcus. This is the most extensive document of this influential group, unparalleled in its depth and candor.
Neither memoir nor scrapbook, but something defiantly in the middle, Kleenex/LiLiPUT is a compelling example of what it looks like to document one’s own life, and all the insights and messiness that entails. [publishers’note]