Nicola Reiter
Firn
Aufzeichnungen am Gletscher
To increase her income as a freelance designer Nicola Reiter spends a summer working on a chalet near a glacier in the Swiss Alps. When, after several days of dense fog, it begins to snow in early August, her stay in the mountains turns into an endurance test: the guests stay away, the electrical power is malfunctioning and eventually the water runs dry. In »Firn« Nicola Reiter records her new everyday life in the form of a literary diary. The tree line appears as a mythical divide, separating the unpredictable events in the mountains from the comfortable life in the large city. »There is no other light of human source anywhere within my range of view. Torch light in hand, I feel like an infinitesimal point and I begin to find it perfectly reasonable to imagine that I could be blown away at any given moment, just like the candles I have just blown out inside my room.« (Excerpt from »Firn«)
24.00 €

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Nicola Reiter

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Nicola Reiter

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Nicola Reiter

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»Auch im Leser stellt sich ein Schwebezustand ein, eine Art atemlose Ruhe wie sie der beschriebenen hochalpinen Gegend anlastet. Eine merkwürdige, eine einzigartige Erfahrung. Es muss an der Sprache Reiters liegen, die das Ganze schmucklos eindringlich gestaltet. Auch das ein schwebender Eindruck. Großartige Prosa, wie ich sie besser in den letzten Jahren kaum gelesen habe.«

Jan Kuhlbrodt