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Andreas Maier, Christine Büchner

Bullau - An Essay on Nature

(German title: Bullau)
ca. 127 pages
Paperback
2017
Andreas Maier
Foto: Andreas Maier
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Andreas Maier, born in Bad Nauheim in 1967, lives in Hamburg. Among numerous other honors, he was awarded the ZDF aspekte Prize, the Robert Gernhardt Preis, the Wilhelm Raabe Prize and the Franz Hessel Prize.

»The most talented blusterer among the younger generation of writers.« Die Zeit

»A name to remember.« Frankfurter Rundschau

 

Christine Büchner

Christine Büchner

Christine Büchner, born in 1970 in Frankfurt. She studied Theology, German Studies, and Latin Philology.

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A colourful, extremely personal combination of memory, research, and reflection turns into an approach towards the old-fashioned field of natural history. Based on walks in Wetterau and the Wendland, in South Tyrol and the Odenwald, Christiane Büchner and Andreas Maier map out their éducation naturelle. Their »treatise on the blessings of the spirit that the experience of nature provides« (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) is both an invitation to the reader to engage with nature and a manual on how to be happy.

»… but the truth is that we have absolutely no interest in speedwell or the nuthatch or Path 2 below the farmyard here in Bullau. It’s not an interest, it’s something else. Maybe a longing. A longing for that which could be. Which could be if something were different. Indeed, but what?«

Praise

»Poetic, without any illusions, precise: A novelist and a theologian discover nature, which is foreign, peculiar, and comforting.« Die Zeit

»Walks over hill and dale, through places, experiences, and memories that have become a book.« Elisabeth von Thadden, Die Zeit

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