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Abschiedsfarben

Colours of Farewell

Published by Diogenes as Abschiedsfarben
Original Title: Abschiedsfarben

Stories about the kind of goodbyes that weigh heavy upon us, and the ones that set us free, about the success and failure of love, about trust and betrayal, about menacing and overpowering memories and how the right thing often comes into the wrong life, and the wrong thing into the right life.
Stories about people in different phases of life and about their hopes and entanglements.
»Love and do what thou wilt« is not a recipe for a happy ending, but an answer for when all other answers fail.

Stories that surprise, disturb, and delight.


General Fiction
240 pages
2020

978-3-257-07137-5

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»It exudes a psychological knowledge about human beings and their (often betrayed) ideals, and an art of the essential.«

Markus Thiel / Münchner Merkur, Munich

»30 pages sometimes have the intensity of an entire novel. Far from being mere entertainment, these stories are deeply profound.«

Rainer Hartmann / SWR 1, Stuttgart

»A melancholy transience and futility settle over quite a number of these stories. But unlike Schlink’s earlier work, they often end in an upbeat tone.«

Martin Ebel / Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich

»Schlink composes a kind of Death Fugue, but one which is probably suited as comfort music.«

Frank Pommer / Die Rheinpfalz, Ludwigshafen

»Schlink doesn’t judge, and he doesn’t condemn. He delivers intricate, false-bottomed psychological studies.«

Karin Grossmann / Sächsische Zeitung, Dresden

»In his latest book, the 76-year old Schlink convinces with his precise style, making sentiments and scenes vivid in just a few words.«

Sabine Kleyboldt / Kölnische Rundschau, Cologne

»This book, luminous in its many nuances, immediately captures the reader and doesn’t let go.«

Janina Fleischer / Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, Hannover

»His prose is accessible to any reader; written in a clear, calmly flowing language that doesn’t need stylistic effects.«

Ursula März / Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Cologne

»Those reading Bernhard Schlink’s new book Colours of Farewell will find themselves surrounded by the intense mood of Indian summer.«

Heribert Vogt / Rhein-Neckar Zeitung, Heidelberg

»Few other writers are capable of filling pages with such simple elegance.«

Günter Keil / Landshuter Zeitung, Landshut

»It exudes a psychological knowledge about human beings and their (often betrayed) ideals, and an art of the essential.«

Markus Thiel / Münchner Merkur, Munich

»30 pages sometimes have the intensity of an entire novel. Far from being mere entertainment, these stories are deeply profound.«

Rainer Hartmann / SWR 1, Stuttgart

»A melancholy transience and futility settle over quite a number of these stories. But unlike Schlink’s earlier work, they often end in an upbeat tone.«

Martin Ebel / Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich

»Schlink composes a kind of Death Fugue, but one which is probably suited as comfort music.«

Frank Pommer / Die Rheinpfalz, Ludwigshafen

»Schlink doesn’t judge, and he doesn’t condemn. He delivers intricate, false-bottomed psychological studies.«

Karin Grossmann / Sächsische Zeitung, Dresden

»In his latest book, the 76-year old Schlink convinces with his precise style, making sentiments and scenes vivid in just a few words.«

Sabine Kleyboldt / Kölnische Rundschau, Cologne

»This book, luminous in its many nuances, immediately captures the reader and doesn’t let go.«

Janina Fleischer / Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, Hannover

»His prose is accessible to any reader; written in a clear, calmly flowing language that doesn’t need stylistic effects.«

Ursula März / Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Cologne

»Those reading Bernhard Schlink’s new book Colours of Farewell will find themselves surrounded by the intense mood of Indian summer.«

Heribert Vogt / Rhein-Neckar Zeitung, Heidelberg

»Few other writers are capable of filling pages with such simple elegance.«

Günter Keil / Landshuter Zeitung, Landshut
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