Zitate zu Dörte Hansen: Midday Hour. Penguin (Hardcover, Fiction)

Midday Hour


Original Title: Mittagsstunde

Hardcover with jacket, 320 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-328-60003-9
€ 22.00 [D] | € 22.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Penguin

Date of publication: October 15, 2018
This title is available.

Kundenrezensionen: 5 Sterne (55)


Rights sold to: Czech Republic (Host), Italy (Fazi), The Netherlands (HC Holland), Sweden (NoNa)

Dörte  Hansen - Midday Hour


"Dörte Hansen's new novel is a literary event. Her readers will be rightfully enthralled."

Spiegel Online

"In Midday Hour, great themes […] are captured with an exactitude that makes this book into the portrayal of a broad social and aesthetic transformation."


"Midday Hour: a literary sensation!"

ARD Druckfrisch

"Midday Hour is a moving journey into lost time. [...] With masterful intensity [Hansen] succeeds in making the disappearance of this rural life a sensual experience."

Rheingau Literature Prize 2019

"Those who liked This House Is Mine will love Midday Hour […] A pleasantly unsentimental, at most softly melancholic, earnestly narrated novel."

Süddeutsche Zeitung

"Midday Hour is darker than This House Is Mine – and even better."

Literatur Spiegel

"There is really nothing negative one can say about this northern German village novel."


"A great story filled with soft melancholy, and a wonderful memorial to the villages of that time."

NDR Kultur

"Midday Hour is a congenial, enjoyable, yet profoundly earnest book, which might be labelled, quite inaccurately by the way, as 'entertainment literature'."

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

"Hansen scatters vocabularies around in such a way that her text resonates with a vibrant richness while it spices her precise descriptions with a sharp humour."

Stuttgarter Zeitung

"A splendidly successful novel, with continual buoyancy, a book about […] the haemorrhaging of the village, of all villages, in the East, the South, the West, the North."

Hamburger Abendblatt

"Dörte Hansen knows how to paint with words. After just two sentences readers are already inside the story."


"City dwellers tend to see life on the country as something idyllic. Hansen straightens out such romanticised views with a delightful and laconic poetic style."

Hamburger Morgenpost

"A sad, but also great novel."

Deutschlandfunk Kultur Lesart

"A beautiful, praiseworthy novel."

NDR Kulturjournal Spezial

"Just as in her book This House Is Mine, Dörte Hansen playfully uses flashbacks to evoke village life of those former times."


"Hansen has brought the special tone of her language to perfection."

Kieler Nachrichten

"A captivating declaration of love for village life."


"Dörte Hansen has created an irresistible reading atmosphere."

Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

"With a remarkable mixture of terseness, sensitivity, and resolute avoidance of kitsch, Hansen succeeds in revitalising the […] family saga."

Der Freitag

"Wonderfully down-to-earth and with affection, Dörte Hansen tells the story of Brinkebüll … and creates an intimacy without sentimentality."

WDR4 Buchtipps

"Dörte Hansen tells this not just wistful story in a wonderfully image-rich language."

Radio Bremen

"Authentically and compassionately, Hansen has captured the feeling of life of the country."


"With great warmth, Dörte Hansen tells of the fading of a rural world, of loss, of parting, and of a new beginning."

Das Buch-Magazin

"Hansen has achieved a tender, ironic, authentic book."

Aachener Nachrichten


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