Hans Keilson Herausgegeben von: Heinrich Detering
Da steht mein Haus
‘As the personality changes, so the quality of memory alters.’ Hans Keilson places this quote at the beginning of his retrospection. It is a book of mirrored reflections and splinters, quiet and doubting observations, glinting in these memoirs as moving as they are sanguine.
Growing up in Brandenburg, studying and enjoying life in Berlin, exile in Holland – these are the external stations of Keilson’s life. The Depression, anti-Semitism, war, but also friendship, music and hope create the framework.
Written in the 1990s, this book hits a literary tone that adds a new facet to his body of superb work, translated around the world.
In the place of an epilogue, the book closes with a detailed dialogue on ‘a hundred years’ of living and writing.