Burkhard Spinnen: Consolation and Reserve

Burkhard Spinnen
Consolation and Reserve



»Every saturday a middle-aged lady makes a habit of stealing the fullest trolley possible from a fellow customer without being noticed. She then proceeds to pay for all its contents in the correct manner at the till.«

This is how novellas could begin. But 59 times Burkhard Spinnen only gives his great drafts a couple of pages. This happens in the same mischievous way as with news agencies who every day place the smaller catastrophies of world history in the miscellaneous section.

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»Iron rations of narrating to be unpacked when everything is said about life‘s beauty and dreadfulness.«
Süddeutsche Zeitung

»Wit and a well-set punchline.«
Neue Zürcher Zeitung

»Spinnen, unmistakeable in his tone, is a great humorist.
And definitely a splendid stylist.«
Frankfurter Rundschau

»Spinnen is able to tell a story - thrilling, funny, witty and always intelligent.
In one word: excellent. And the man has a sense of humour.«
Die Woche

»Precise, laconic and most tremendously funny.«

»This clear, precise language for description is the trap
that Spinnen sets for his reader.«
Berliner Zeitung

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