Als der Himmel noch nicht benannt war
96 Pages, gebunden
“Our words make our reality.“
A writer walks through an old library. He wants to know more about the beginnings of humanity, about how humans entered the world and time. What path led them from early cave paintings to the first written characters? When did stories first appear, when did they become memories, and those memories become past? What did the first cities look like, such as 5,000-year-old Uruk where there were libraries of clay tablets?
Dieter Forte’s book is the endpoint of a long journey of thinking about humans. Where do they come from? What is their essence? What can they truly know about the world? This is a moving invocation of language, our greatest achievement. When we lose language, we lose the world.