I see a youthful figure appear, worming his way through the revolving doors with a baby carriage. Could that be Arnon Grünberg? The hotel manager says it is, and I suppose he should know. The youthful figure seems to enjoy the fact that when he comes in here, in Waldhaus in Sils, there is no turning around - except for the revolving door of course.
Try as one might, one hardly associates Arnon Grünberg with a baby carriage, just as little as one would make that association with Proust, who once came in through this same entrance. Is Grünberg hiding behind the baby carriage, in order to remain inconspicuous? Later, in the empty main hall, which the hotel calls the ‘Sunny Corner’, he explains how we are to interpret the baby carriage.
Die Weltwoche (May 2005)
Editing: Johannes van der Sluis
Design: Sander Voerman/Pixelgilde
Movies: Ingeborg Schavemaker & Pascalle Bonnier
Special thanks to Jos Wuijts, Sam Garrett, Anne Pier Salverda and Arie Oexman.