Helmut Krausser


302 pages

First day of sale: 13.01.2016
ISBN 978-3-8321-8094-2

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About 250 pages

Spring 2014

"These diaries will be read as long as there are people interested in German literature."
Daniel Kehlmann in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

Krausser’s travel journal through his country and work

There are four seasons and four points on a compass. Helmut Krausser has undertaken four trips, travelling to all corners of Germany. He travelled by plane and by train, by taxi and on foot. Helmut Krausser describes cities with more attention to detail and sensitivity than other writers describe the characters in their novels. He is an astute observer of the present day, uncompromis-ing with himself and everyone else whose path he crosses. Supplemented by the poetics lectures “Pathos and Precision” given by the author at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, the travel accounts and diary entries provide intimate insights into his work.

It is curious to arrive at an age in which you associate most of the cities you travel to with victories or defeats. The map becomes historical, becomes a battlefield.

This book brings us closer to Helmut Krausser than we have ever been.

Helmut Krausser, born in 1964, lives in Berlin. Aside from the volume of poetry Plasma (2007), DuMont has also published the novels Eros (2006) and Die kleinen Gärten des Maestro Puccini (2008) Einsamkeit und Sex und Mitleid (2009), Die letzten schönen Tage (2011) and Nicht ganz schlechte Menschen (2012) . His novels Der große Bagarozy and Fette Welt have been filmed.

Rights to previous books sold to: De Geus (Dutch ), Europa Editions (English World), Payot et Rivages (French), Indiktos (Greek), Edizione E/O (Italian), Barbera (Italian), SUDA (Korean)

Helmut Krausser

Helmut Krausser, geboren 1964, lebt in Berlin. Bei DuMont erschienen neben dem Gedichtband ›Plasma‹ (2007) die Romane ›Eros‹ (2006), ›Die kleinen Gärten des Maestro Puccini‹ (2008), ›Einsamkeit und Sex und Mitleid‹ (2009) ›Die letzten schönen Tage‹ (2011) und ›NIcht ganz schlechte Menschen‹ (2012) sowie die Tagebücher ›Substanz‹ (2010) und ›Deutschlandreisen‹ (2014) und der Kriminalroman ›Aussortiert‹ (DuMont Taschenbuch 2011). Seine Romane ›Der große Bagarozy‹ und ›Fette Welt‹ wurden fürs Kino verfilmt.