No more. No longer
- date of publication: 27.09.2021
- 160 Pages
- Hanser Verlag
- ISBN 978-3-446-27088-6
- Deutschland: 22,00 €
- Österreich: 22,70 €
- E-Book ISBN 978-3-446-27161-6
- E-Book Deutschland: 16,99 €
“In a world that worships plentifulness, you, my beloved, were the only one never too much.” In No more. No longer, Botho Strauß follows in the footsteps of Virgil’s Dido and retraces the disguises of the body and soul.
“Ciphers for her” is a mosaic-like series of texts about writing and being human, as well as a sensual poetic investigation of the acceptance and unrest of existence. Perspectives and narratives unfold, extending thoughts and arrangements, ranging from the mythological to the poetic, woman to man, from borders to overcoming them, history to the present, the epic of Gilgamesh to Eichendorff and Henri Michaux. Botho Strauß’ prose is sheathed in sad beauty and his reflections have a melancholic resonance.
“Stylistic brilliance that is unparalleled.”
Lorenz Jager, F.A.Z.
“As a reader, you become addicted to these vignettes.”
Andreas Kilb, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung