The Years, Months, Days – Yan Lianke
by Franziska Lamprecht
It is the confusion that comes with the real-life impact of intangible things that causes the most destruction.
The Consequences – Niña Weijers
How often can refusal be appropriated, marketed, sold and consumed by those who possibly cause it, before the only chance an earnest human has is stop making art?
Go, Went, Gone – Jenny Erpenbeck
A system that uses and relies on lists and numbers never can account for lives, but only for bodies — dead or alive.
Effi Briest – Theodor Fontane
When the doctor asked me if I had recently experienced a tragedy, I took the English translation out of my backpack, and read to her.