Round the World on the Number 4

Original Title: Mit der Linie 4 um die Welt

Hardcover with jacket, 400 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04567-6
€ 22.99 [D] | € 23.70 [A] | CHF 32.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Belletristik

Date of publication: October 1, 2012
This title is available.

 

Annett  Gröschner - Round the World on the Number 4
 
 
 

 

What a town or city is really like can only be discovered on the number 4

A fascinating journey round the world – no matter whether she is in New York or Minsk, Alexandria, Buenos Aires or Magdeburg, Annett Gröschner takes the number 4 bus or tram, for it always goes to those parts of town that reveal the true character of the place. The number 4 timetable is where Annett Gröschner sets off to find urban life with its social economic and ideological conditions and feels the flow of time beneath the many layers of "now". Layer for layer she delves down into the past, easily linking history with philosophy, architecture with the history of literature, adventure with philosophy of life. Round the World on the Number 4 is a travel report, diary and literary sketch, unpretentious, poetic and warm-hearted, making you want to do the same. And it is written by someone who, like Cees Nooteboom or Andrzej Stasiuk, does not travel just for the sake of travelling.

"… demonstrates a rare skill for succinctly evoking history through everyday occurrences and individual memories, replete with telling details and authentic voices."

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