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176 pages
Format 125x205 Hardcover
EUR 19,90 / sFr 27,90

ISBN: 9783701716173
ISBN ebook: 9783701743629

published in Juli 2013


Barbara Frischmuth

Commitments
and other stories

“Recognizing oneself in others is an exercise that puts marvel back into our daily lives.” (Barbara Frischmuth)

Barbara Frischmuth is a master of stylistic abundance: full of compassion she takes a sometimes down to earth, sometimes humorously-grotesque look at the trials and tribulations of human interaction. Frischmuth tells of hellos and good-byes. From the story of a lovesick young archeologist who goes into hiding at her sister’s house and lives through a cathartic experience to a substitute fight between a grandmother and her granddaughter over a misplaced nail file.

With her playful narration Frischmuth gives us glimpses of a simple truth: Time and again, reality is an experiment.

Barbara Frischmuth, born 1941 in Altaussee, Styria, studied Turkish, Hungarian and Oriental Studies. The author and freelance writer lives in her hometown. Her most acclaimed works include the novels “Die Mystifikation der Sophie Silber” (1976) and “Kai und die Liebe zu den Modellen” (1979). Her most recent novels are “Die Kuh, der Koch, seine Geiß und ihr Liebhaber” (2010) and “Woher wir kommen” (2012).

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