Günter Kunert is the ironic hyperrealist per se. In-cisive, wicked, and invariably extremely funny, his short stories hold a mirror up to humanity – a mirror that won’t always show us what we want to see.
Kunert’s new book, his first short story collection for many years, shows the author at the peak of his powers. In tales from the East and the West, from past, present and future, he writes about the mundane, the exceptional - and the extraordinary behind the appartently mundane. Kundert is one of the leading lights of German post-war literature, and even now, as an octogenarian, he proves that he is "still a master of the lively thought and terse expression that have been benchmarks of his work from the outset" (NZZ am Sonntag). This author is indispensable today as ever.