Original Title: Sturz durch alle Spiegel
11.8 x 18.7 cm,
4.6 x 7.4 Inches
€ 8.99 [D] | € 9.30 [A] | CHF 13.50* (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price
Publishing House: btb
Date of publication:
December 8, 2010
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"With this book, Ursula Priess has erected a magnificent monument to her father, Max Frisch." Der Spiegel
A woman and a man spoke to each other on the phone during the summer, and now they meet in Venice. They know little about each other, but it soon turns out that there were some devastating overlaps in their pasts. The man knew Ingeborg Bachmann at the time she was living with the woman's father, Max Frisch. The longer these two people stroll through Venice the more apparent one thing becomes to the woman: this man must have been that intangible phantom that positively destroyed her father with all his jealousy.
The meeting in Venice ends disastrously. The man flees – from fear, as he later admits, fear of involvement; and the woman falls through all self-images she has hitherto believed to be secure, "through all mirrors". This is a moving testimony of the daughter's attempts to take a new look at her relationship with her father. A true, a truly daughter-father book.
"An affectionate book by a daughter. In its own amazement at life, in its repeatedly apparent horror at the unavoidable in this magnetic love story it is as convincing as it is beautiful."
Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
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