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Michael Köhlmeier

geboren 1949 in Hard am Bodensee, lebt als freier Schriftsteller in Hohenems/Vorarlberg und Wien. Zahlreiche Veröffentlichungen, sehr erfolgreich als Erzähler antiker und heimischer Sagenstoffe und biblischer Geschichten. Sein Werk wurde vielfach ausgezeichnet, u.a. Rauriser Literaturpreis (1983), Manès-Sperber-Preis (1995) und Anton-Wildgans-Preis (1996). Zuletzt erschienen: Der Mann, der Verlorenes wiederfindet (2017). Bei Residenz erschienen: "Wenn ich wir sage" (2019).



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Michael Köhlmeier - When I say we

Michael Köhlmeier's contemplations on We are a plea for an inclusive community. The We can soothe, because it offers the lonely I a home and a notion of where it comes from. This We can provide integration. It is close to the I, it tells stories. But We is also a uniform that can be worn. Anyone can become the enemy of this We, it turns us into opportunists and dogmatists. This military We generates myths to sanction ideologies. But how does one We turn into the other? How does intimate family history turn into an ardent desire to kill and die for something that nobody has ever seen? And what can be done to prevent this transformation? The great raconteur Michael Köhlmeier delves deeply into the two-faced nature of We.

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Christine Nöstlinger Michael Köhlmeier (Foreword by) Gerald Votava (Afterword by) Barbara Waldschütz (Illustrated by) - Not that I wouldn't like to be there


Christine Nöstlinger's new vernacular poems are profound, pithy and full of darkly humorous overtones. They tell of hopes and fears, of avarice and of dealing with old age. The work-shy "Jasmin from stairway four" is a drain on her husband's pocket, "West Street Station Rudi" observes life's little and big ladies on the station platform every day, quiet Mr Meier only reveals his secret fantasies of violence to his goldfish – is that reason to call the police? The verses gathered from Christine Nöstlinger's estate provide a nuanced look at life by focusing on the margins of society. A must for all friends of Viennese vernacular poetry and Nöstlinger fans.