Description Of Portrait Of The Artist As A Cyborg Reading His Own Work
Levoca Poetry Festival 1993, Slovakia

"When he recites, he clenches the skin on his forehead and the bridge of his nose the way one would think only hands could be clenched. At the most intense passages, which he wants to bring home to the listener, he himself comes close to us, or rather he enlarges himself by making his appearance more distinct. He steps forward a little, opens his eyes wide, plucks absent-mindedly at his straight black coat with his left hand and holds the right hand out to us, open and large. And we are supposed, even if we are not gripped, to acknowledge that he is gripped and to explain to him how the misfortune which has been described was possible."

Franz Lafka, Reflections Of A Twentieth Century Man