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John von DĂĽffel

Wassererzählungen

Lecture

Tickets

FRI 4th DECEMBER 2015
6:30 pm
old hall
lecture

Tickets
8€, reduced 5€, Bremen Pass 3€

A swimming pool, a lake, a pond, drenching rain, and the ocean – John von Düffel’s stories in ›Wassererzählungen‹ are set in, at, under, or on the water. They tell of sparkling reflections and black depths, great expanses and airtight seclusion, the icy gray sea in winter and the crystal clear water of a pool. A father must learn that his daughter will come of age, a mother that her child is never born. A teacher recognizes that one can never convey to others what one wants, only the involuntary. Like a mute fish in an aquarium, a woman decorates the pool of a star architect. A young man swims in the wintry cold Baltic Sea and – does not – die. In eleven tales, John von Düffel takes a look at parents and children, humans and animals, in a world in which many things that applied in the past have been washed away. He thus returns to his basic motif that already played a pivotal role in ›Vom Wasser‹ (DuMont: Cologne, 1998).