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Michael Köhlmeier - When I say we

A clever book about the explosive power of a tiny word – about the We that excludes and the We that can include us all.

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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96 pages
format:140 x 220
ISBN: 9783701734849
Release date: 24.09.2019

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Author
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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