Germany, Switzerland, Austria

Arnon Grünberg

Blauer Montag (1997)
Statisten (1999)
Phantomschmerz (2003)
Der Vogel ist krank (2005)
Gnadenfrist (2006)
Der Heilige des Unmöglichen (2007)
Tirza (2008)
Mitgenommen (2010)
Mit Haut und Haaren (2012)
Der jüdische Messias (2013)
Der Mann, der nie krank war (2014)
Muttermale (2016)


Marek van der Jagt

Amour fou (2002)
Monogam (2003)



 
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Der Mann, der nie krank war



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Publisher Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne
Original title De man zonder ziekte (2012)
Year 2014
Country Germany, Switzerland, Austria
Language German
Translator Rainer Kersten

Description

The Man Without Illness

"Even more than his East Indian looks – which create confusion at times, a man in a bar once had spoken loudly about the Yellow Menace, while looking empathically in Sam’s direction – this is what forms the core of his identity: the absence of illness. He needs no wheelchair, no round-the-clock nursing, he is lord and master of his own body. At first he had been the child, then the boy and now the man with no illness. Whatever else he may be or may become, he is above all healthy, in mind and body."

In The Man Without Illness, the young Swiss architect Samarendra travels to Baghdad to work on a design for a new opera house. He is convinced that the duty of the architect is to make people’s lives easier and more beautiful.

Read a part in English here.


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