Fame in the Afternoon
In a series of observations that transcend time, national boundaries and genre, Gauß ruminates on life and death.
He describes a girl in Britain who turns her impending death into a public spectacle and looks into the latest fad in the art world – a predilection for designer skulls. By turns poetic and polemic, witty and moving, Gauß once again pulls out all the stops to give us a book that can also be read as a novel in diary form. As always, his central focus is on the question of how to live a good and proper life in the face of the challenges of our time without relinquishing our right to happiness.