Original Title: Alt?

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 96 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-630-87544-6
€ 16.00 [D] | € 16.50 [A] | CHF 22.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

Date of publication: February 27, 2017
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Franz  Hohler - Old?


Humorous and reflective poems about how age changes us and renders time into a valuable commodity

Almost thirty years ago, Franz Hohler's first collection of poems, titled Past Forty, was published – and loved by readers and critics alike. The author has now produced another volume of poems on his thoughts about growing older.

Here Hohler looks into the question of how age changes us and makes time into a valuable commodity. With Old? he may have focussed on the stage in life when death "takes its sunglasses off and looks at you", but on the other hand it can also be a time of moving on and "carpe diem".

This is a collection of linguistic cabinet pieces – profound, reflective and full of the joy of living.

"He is a visionary who is a realist or a realist who is a visionary – no matter, as far as he is concerned you cannot have the one without the other." Urs Widmer on Franz Hohler

"No matter whether in rhyme or as lyrical prose – the verses are as natural as if they have come about effortlessly and spontaneously."

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