First day of sale: 25.08.2007
About 300 pages
”A competent all-rounder who masters every tone of lyric speech.”
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Curious, aware of form, versatile: Helmut Krausser’s poems work in every field of lyric poetry. His casual description of a street scene is as confident as the wistful love poem, as the flashing of a play with words and as lines of overwhelmingly beautiful austerity.
“ Between H.C. Artmann and Robert Gernhardt, the virtuoso of language and the parodist of virtuosity” (Neue Zürcher Zeitzung), Helmut Krausser has the entire orchestra of poetry at his command, he transfers classical forms to the present as easily as if they were created today. Despite the full range of his poetry, Helmut Krausser’s distinct lyric voice stays: rebellious and subtle, hard-bitten and delicate, roaring or whispering –“it is the reader’s pleasure to see this literary machinery at work.”
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Helmut Krausser, born in 1964, lives in Berlin. His novels "Eros" (2006), "Die kleinen Gärten des Maestro Puccini" (2008), "Einsamkeit und Sex und Mitleid" (2009), "Die letzten schönen Tage" (2011), "Aussortiert" (2011) and "Nicht ganz schlechte Menschen" (2012) as well as his collection of poems "Plasma" (2007) and "Verstand und Kürzungen" (2014), his diaries "Substanz" (2010) and "Deutschlandreisen" (2014) have been published by DuMont. His novels "Der große Bagarozy", "Fette Welt" and "Einsamkeit und Sex und Mitleid" were adapted for cinema.