672 Pages, gebunden
For 32 years, Gerhard Roth worked on his two novel cycles Die Archive des Schweigens and Orkus – a unique cosmos of literature and thought containing both classic novels and documentary and essay volumes.
The volume Orkus is the keystone of this monumental work, and an end point not to be outbid: an autobiographical novel in which the author’s life fuses with those of his characters in a fascinating manner. Orkus is the essence of a writerly life: a book about the nature of humankind, the perception of the world, the search for an alternate reality. A long journey to the dead and a magnificent attempt to understand life without destroying it.
Published simultaneously: Die Zeit, das Schweigen und die Toten. Materialien zum Werk von Gerhard Roth. Edited by Jürgen Hosemann