The Art of the Impossible
"In my literary excursions, I like to be accompanied and guided by Peter Hamm", writes Heinz Schafroth, and Martin Walser knows why: "Peter Hamm radiates enthusiasm. He speaks openly, and he is at home where literature comes from." In this volume of essays poets play the leading role: Giuseppe Ungaretti, Wulf Kirsten, Umberto Saba and Henri Michaux, Zbigniew Herbert and Gunnar Ekelöf. But Peter Hamm also analyses and reflects on diary writers (Nossack,Tisma, Sebastian) and writers who are particularly close to his heart: Pessoa, Robert Walser, Handke.