A Glass Door, Wide Open
edited by Wolfgang Matz
- date of publication: 09.03.2020
- 288 Pages
- Hanser Verlag
- ISBN 978-3-446-26568-4
- Deutschland: 25,00 €
- Österreich: 25,70 €
- E-Book ISBN 978-3-446-26666-7
- E-Book Deutschland: 18,99 €
When Christoph Meckel’s Gesammelte Gedichte (Collected Poems) were published in 2015, an oeuvre came to light that the Spiegel said “could also be read as an artist’s novel … fantastically populated by figures from the Bible and myths, the living and the dead.” Christoph Meckel’s prose, gathered together for the first time from long-forgotten sources, is the other part of this artist’s novel: it tells of the “Bucklicht Männlein”, a story that already haunted his childhood dreams, of Monsieur Bernstein, and of what a poet does and how he himself became one.
Eine Tür aus Glas, weit offen reveals the huge breadth of Christoph Meckel’s writing, which is both intimately autobiographical and expansively poetic.