Anne Weber

Erste Person

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ISBN: 978-3-10-401035-9


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‘Many people believe language is a means of understanding, an instrument with the aid of which we can say what we think we have to say. That’s wrong. The violin is an instrument, the pen too if need be. Music and language are oceans. You don’t communicate with the aid of an ocean.’

What is our own? What is the other? What divides me from you? From the rest of the world? On close inspection, every reassuring clarity disappears, especially as this insatiable first person constantly imbibes little bites of the outside world via her sensory organs, immediately recycling them into material for thoughts and life.
With derisive lust and sobriety unclouded by illusion, Anne Weber examines the miraculous workings of the First Person, that innermost recycling machine. Reflection, fable and dream come together in her prose with fantastic lightness of touch.

About Anne Weber

Anne Weber was born in 1964 in Offenbach and lives in Paris, where she is an author and translator. She translates from German to French (amongst others Wilhelm Genazino and Sybille Lewitscharoff) and from French to German (including works by Pierre Michon and Marguerite Duras). She has published “Ida invents gunpowder”, “In the beginning was” “First Person”, “A Visit to Cerberus”, “Gold in the Mouth”, “Air and Love”, “August”, and in Autumn 2012, the novel “Valley of Splendours”. Her work has won numerous prizes, including the Heimito von Doderer Prize, the 3sat Prize, and the Kranichsteiner Literature Prize. Anne Weber writes in German and French, and her books are published in France and Germany.

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