Ursula Priess: Fall Through all Mirrors. btb Verlag (Paperback, 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999, Switzerland)

Fall Through all Mirrors


Original Title: Sturz durch alle Spiegel

Paperback, 176 pages, 11.8 x 18.7 cm, 4.6 x 7.4 in.
ISBN: 978-3-442-74120-5
€ 8.99 [D] | € 9.30 [A] | CHF 12.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: btb

Date of publication: December 8, 2010
This title is available.


Rights sold to: France (Edition Zoé)

Ursula  Priess - Fall Through all Mirrors


"With this book, Ursula Priess has erected a magnificent monument to her father, Max Frisch." Der Spiegel

A woman and a man spoke to each other on the phone during the summer, and now they meet in Venice. They know little about each other, but it soon turns out that there were some devastating overlaps in their pasts. The man knew Ingeborg Bachmann at the time she was living with the woman's father, Max Frisch. The longer these two people stroll through Venice the more apparent one thing becomes to the woman: this man must have been that intangible phantom that positively destroyed her father with all his jealousy.

The meeting in Venice ends disastrously. The man flees – from fear, as he later admits, fear of involvement; and the woman falls through all self-images she has hitherto believed to be secure, "through all mirrors". This is a moving testimony of the daughter's attempts to take a new look at her relationship with her father. A true, a truly daughter-father book.

"It is a sensitive literary portrait bedded in a story. A late and widely acclaimed debut work of prose."

Bayerischer Rundfunk


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