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Friederike Mayröcker, Angelika Kaufmann

Jimi

With illustrations by Angelika Kaufmann
(German title: Jimi)
ca. 31 pages
Clothbound
2020
Friederike Mayröcker
Foto: Friederike Mayröcker
© Brigitte Friedrich

Friederike Mayröcker was born in 1924 in Vienna. From 1946-69 she taught English at various secondary schools in Vienna. Her first literary works date back to 1939. She published poems in a journal as of 1946, in 1956 her first book came out. Since then she has written poetry, prose, plays, radio plays and children's books. She has been honoured with numerous distinguished national and international literary awards, among them:

Bremer Literaturpreis 2011

Peter-Huchel-Preis 2010

Hermann-Lenz-Preis 2010

Premio Internazionale 2003

Georg-Büchner-Preis 2001

Karl-Sczuka-Preis 2001

America Award Prize 1997

Else-Lasker-Schüler-Preis 1996

Friedrich-Hölderlin-Preis 1993

Erich-Nossack-Preis 1989

Anton-Wildgans-Preis 1982

Großer Österreichischer Staatspreis 1982

Angelika Kaufmann

Angelika Kaufmann

Angelika Kaufmann, born in St. Ruprecht, Austria, in 1935, lives in Vienna and the Waldviertel. She exhibits her room installations, book objects, works on paper and fabrics in Austria and abroad and has illustrated numerous children's books.

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»There was 1 very young polar bear …«

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»Jimi the Polar Bear was lying in the arms of the sleeping child, his paws crossed. It was 1 very young polar pear the size of a puppy and he hardly dared to breathe so as not to wake the child. The child was dreaming that Jimi was lying in its arms and told him 1 story.«

Thus begins the short poetic story of Jimi the Polar Bear and the child Emma, told by the great Austrian poet Friederike Mayröcker, with twelve illustrations by one of the most renowned picture book artists, Angelika Kaufmann.

»I can’t say that something has changed. I don’t feel old. And sometimes it even gets to the stage that I run around barefooted in Deinzendorf like a child.« Friederike Mayröcker

Praise

»Childishly delicate and dreamily lucid the two artists tell this glimmer of a story that glides past in fourteen images, drawn and glued together with scraps of colourful paper. […] The gift this wonderful book makes is that a dozen images are celebrating a time when stuffed animals are alive.« Wilhelm Trapp, DIE ZEIT

»In Angelika Kaufmann’s breezy, merry images, the child Emma experiences a wonderful morning in the garden with her polar bear Jimi.« Stuttgarter Nachrichten

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