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Dichter und Kunstfigur, Provokateur und Visionär: Julia Encke über den französischen Literatur-Star Michel Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq ist nicht nur einer der erfolgreichsten Schriftsteller der Gegenwart, er ist vor allem und mit großer Lust eines: ein Provokateur, der regelmäßig Debatten auslöst, die weit über das Literarische hinausgehen.

Mal nennt er den Islam die «bescheuertste Religion der Welt», dann preist er die Prostitution als eheerhaltende Maßnahme – und man kann sich nicht sicher sein, ob er das wirklich so meint.

Julia Encke, Literaturchefin der «Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung», ist ihm immer wieder begegnet und macht sich nun daran, das Leben und Werk dieses großen Dichters zu entschlüsseln. «Wer ist Michel Houellebecq?» fragt nach der Spannung zwischen dem Menschen Houellebecq und dem öffentlichen Bild des Mannes, der mit seinen Romanen «Elementarteilchen» und «Unterwerfung» wütende Anfeindungen wie begeisterte Zustimmung erntete.

Sie beschreibt die vielen Facetten – den Visionär, den Romantiker, den Künstler – und zeigt, dass kaum jemand die Stimmung unserer Zeit so gut erfasst wie Michel Houellebecq. Er zielt mit seinen Texten mitten ins Herz unserer Gesellschaft – weshalb auch kaum jemand eine so große Gemeinde von Fans und erbitterten Gegnern hat. Pünktlich zum 60. Geburtstag erscheint nun das Porträt, das dem Rätsel Houellebecq auf die Spur zu kommen versucht.

Julia Encke, geboren 1971, studierte Literaturwissenschaft in Freiburg, Toulouse und München und promovierte mit einer vielbeachteten Arbeit über den Ersten Weltkrieg. Von 2001 bis 2005 arbeitete sie im Feuilleton der «Süddeutschen Zeitung» und gehört seit Sommer 2005 dem Feuilleton der «Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung» in Berlin an. Seit 2015 verantwortet sie dort das Literaturressort. 2005 erschien «Augenblicke der Gefahr. Der Krieg und die Sinne 1914–1934», 2014 «Charisma und Politik. Warum unsere Demokratie mehr Leidenschaft braucht».

Julia Encke:
Wer ist Michel Houellebecq?
Porträt eines Provokateurs
Dec. 2017
256 Seiten
€19,95
Hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-7371-0017-5
Verlag: Rowohlt Berlin

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The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

Carolyn’s not so different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone says nice things about her outfit with the Christmas sweater over the gold bicycle shorts.

After all, she was a normal American herself once. That was a long time ago, of course. Before her parents died. Before she and the others were taken in by the man they called Father.

In the years since then, Carolyn hasn’t had a chance to get out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings have been raised according to Father’s ancient customs. They’ve studied the books in his Library and learned some of the secrets of his power.

And sometimes, they’ve wondered if their cruel tutor might secretly be God. Now, Father is missing—perhaps even dead—and the Library that holds his secrets stands unguarded. And with it, control over all of creation.

As Carolyn gathers the tools she needs for the battle to come, fierce competitors for this prize align against her, all of them with powers that far exceed her own. But Carolyn has accounted for this. And Carolyn has a plan. The only trouble is that in the war to make a new God, she’s forgotten to protect the things that make her human.

Populated by an unforgettable cast of characters and propelled by a plot that will shock you again and again, The Library at Mount Char is at once horrifying and hilarious, mind-blowingly alien and heartbreakingly human, sweepingly visionary and nail-bitingly thrilling—and signals the arrival of a major new voice in fantasy.  (From the Hardcover edition.)

“Wholly original…the work of the newest major talent in fantasy.”
Wall Street Journal

SCOTT HAWKINS works as a software engineer for Intel. He and his wife live in Atlanta, where they spend much of their time playing Olympic-caliber fetch with their large pack of foster dogs. THE LIBRARY AT MOUNT CHAR is his first novel.

The Library at Mount Char
By Scott Hawkins
Category: Contemporary Fantasy
Paperback
Penguin Random House
2016,  400 Pages

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Ausstellung des Literaturhauses Berlin: Zwischen den Fronten. Der Glasperlenspieler Hermann Hesse

Als erfolgreicher Autor des berühmten S. Fischer Verlags, dem er seit 1904 angehörte, war Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) in besonderer Weise mit Berlin verbunden, wenngleich er selbst nur ganz selten hier war.

Die Machtübernahme durch die Nationalsozialisten hatte auch für Hesse, der seit 1924 wieder Schweizer Staatsbürger war und im Tessin lebte, weitreichende Konsequenzen, da ihn die Bindung an seinen Berliner Verlag in Abhängigkeit vom nationalsozialistischen Regime brachte, dessen Propagandisten ihn anfangs diffamierten und später ausmanövrierten.

Einflussreiche emigrierte Publizisten indessen verurteilten aufs schärfste, dass Hesse nicht gegen die Veröffentlichung seiner Bücher und Texte in Deutschland vorging und sich nicht ausschließlich zur deutschen Exilliteratur bekannte.

Redakteure Schweizer Zeitungen wiederum warfen Hesse mangelndes Verständnis des Schweizer Antisemitismus vor, der Anfang 1936 eine Niederlassung in Zürich des ins Exil getriebenen Teils des S. Fischer Verlags unausgesprochen mit verhindert hatte.

Fokussiert auf die Jahre von 1933 bis 1947, thematisiert die Ausstellung anhand vieler bislang unbekannter Materialien die vielschichtigen Verflechtungen, die Hesse zwischen der Schweiz, der deutschen Emigration und der Diktatur in Deutschland buchstäblich „zwischen die Fronten“ geraten ließ.

Anlass für die Ausstellung ist die Möglichkeit, aus dem umfangreichen, bislang unveröffentlichten Briefwechsel Hesses mit seinem jüngsten Sohn Martin (1911-1968) einige ausgewählte Briefe präsentieren und dem Zeitgeschehen zuordnen zu können. Im Frühjahr 1932 hatte Martin Hesse noch einen Vorkurs am Bauhaus in Dessau belegen können und erlebte dort die politische Radikalisierung Deutschlands.

In die Schweiz zurückgekehrt, entwickelte Martin Hesse aus der am Bauhaus angeregten Beschäftigung mit der Fotografie eine professionelle Passion: Von ihm stammen die beeindruckenden Aufnahmen der Kunstdenkmäler des Kantons Bern und unzählige Fotos seines berühmten Vaters.

Die Ausstellung setzt mit einem Rückblick auf Hesses erste Frau Maria (Mia), geb. Bernoulli (1868-1963), ein, mit der er bis 1912 in Gaienhofen am Bodensee gelebt hatte. Maria Bernoulli gilt als die erste Schweizer Berufsfotografin, zusammen mit ihrer Schwester unterhielt sie von 1902 bis 1907 ein Fotoatelier in Basel.

Eine Ausstellung des Literaturhauses Berlin
Konzipiert von Lutz Dittrich mit Unterstützung durch Gunnar Decker und Volker Michels
Mitarbeit: Sebastian Januszewski
Ausstellungsgestaltung: unodue { (Costanza Puglisi und Florian Wenz)

Einen Folder mit umfangreichen Informationen über die Ausstellung finden Sie auch hier.

Die zur Ausstellung erscheinende Begleitpublikation
Zwischen den Fronten. Der Glasperlenspieler Hermann Hesse enthält einige ausgewählte Abdrucke aus dem Briefwechsel Hermann Hesses mit seinem Sohn Martin sowie Originalbeiträge von Jan-Pieter Barbian (Publizist), Gunnar Decker (Hesse-Biograph), Michael Kleeberg (Schriftsteller und Übersetzer) und Volker Michels (Hesse-Herausgeber).
In der Ausstellung erhältlich.
Hg. von Lutz Dittrich.
12.- Euro.
ISBN 978-3-926433-57-2

14 Dez – 11 Mär 2017
Grosser und Kleiner Saal
Ausstellung im Literaturhaus
Zwischen den Fronten.
Der Glasperlenspieler Hermann Hesse
LiteraturHausBerlin
Fasanenstraße 23
10719 Berlin

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Ernest J. Gaines: The Tragedy of Brady Sims. A novel

Ernest J. Gaines’s new novella revolves around a courthouse shooting that leads a young reporter to uncover the long story of race and power in his small town and the relationship between the white sheriff and the black man who “whipped children” to keep order.

After Brady Sims pulls out a gun in a courtroom and shoots his own son, who has just been convicted of robbery and murder, he asks only to be allowed two hours before he’ll give himself up to the sheriff. When the editor of the local newspaper asks his cub reporter to dig up a “human interest” story about Brady, he heads for the town’s barbershop. It is the barbers and the regulars who hang out there who narrate with empathy, sadness, humor, and a profound understanding the life story of Brady Sims—an honorable, just, and unsparing man who with his tough love had been handed the task of keeping the black children of Bayonne, Louisiana in line to protect them from the unjust world in which they lived. And when his own son makes a fateful mistake, it is up to Brady to carry out the necessary reckoning. In the telling, we learn the story of a small southern town, divided by race, and the black community struggling to survive even as many of its inhabitants head off northwards during the Great Migration.

Ernest Gaines was born on a plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish near New Roads, Louisiana, which is the Bayonne of all his fictional works. He is a writer-in-residence emeritus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Gaines received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1993 for his lifetime achievements; was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, one of France’s highest decorations, in 1996; and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004. He and his wife, Dianne, live in Oscar, Louisiana.

“A taut and searing tale about race and small-town justice. . . . The history the men recount is, indeed, riveting in its insights into how racism harms everyone, crystallized in Mapes’ heartbroken tribute to his friend: ‘Hell of a man, that Brady Sims.’ Gaines tells a hell of a story.” – Donna Seaman, Booklist

The Tragedy of Brady Sims
By Ernest J. Gaines
Part of Vintage Contemporaries
Literary Fiction | Crime Mysteries
Paperback
Publ. Penguin Random House
Aug 29, 2017
128 Pages

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Masha Gessen: The Future is History = winner of the 2017 National Book Award for Nonfiction

The visionary journalist and bestselling biographer of Vladimir Putin reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy.

Hailed for her “fearless indictment of the most powerful man in Russia” (The Wall Street Journal), award-winning journalist Masha Gessen is unparalleled in her understanding of the events and forces that have wracked her native country in recent times.

In The Future Is History, she follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each of them came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their own—as entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers, and writers, sexual and social beings.

Gessen charts their paths against the machinations of the regime that would crush them all, and against the war it waged on understanding itself, which ensured the unobstructed reemergence of the old Soviet order in the form of today’s terrifying and seemingly unstoppable mafia state. Powerful and urgent, The Future Is History is a cautionary tale for our time and for all time.

Masha Gessen’s previous books include The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy and the national best seller The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. She has immigrated to the United States twice—once, as a teenager, from the Soviet Union and again, more than thirty years later, from Putin’s Russia. She lives in New York City.

Masha Gessen
The Future Is History
How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
Hardcover
October 2017
528 Pages
ISBN 9781594634536
Published by Riverhead Books

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Clovis Goux: La Disparition de Karen Carpenter

Durant les années 1970, The Carpenters est le groupe le plus populaire aux États-Unis.

Un immense succès (100 millions de disques vendus) qui s’explique par l’alchimie unique entre ses deux membres fondateurs, Richard et Karen Carpenter, un frère et une sœur. Ces deux enfants de la classe moyenne imposent un retour à l’ordre musical après la révolution psychédélique, avec des hits aussi romantiques que réactionnaires, tels Close to you, We’ve Only Just Begun ou Rainy Days and Mondays. Mais derrière cette success story se cache une tragédie.

La Disparition de Karen Carpenter raconte cette histoire, nous amenant à porter un regard de côté sur les grands phénomènes socio-culturels qui marquèrent l’Amérique de l’époque.

Clovis Goux est journaliste indépendant et cofondateur du label Dirty.

Clovis Goux
La Disparition de Karen Carpenter
Simon Liberati – Préfacier
Actes Sud Rocks
Septembre, 2017
132 pages
ISBN 978-2-330-08129-4
prix indicatif: €15,00
Genre: Essais, Documents


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Cristina García: Here in Berlin. A Novel

Here in Berlin is a portrait of a city through snapshots, an excavation of the stories and ghosts of contemporary Berlin—its complex, troubled past still pulsing in the air as it was during World War II. Critically acclaimed novelist Cristina García brings the people of this famed city to life, their stories bristling with regret, desire, and longing.

An unnamed Visitor travels to Berlin with a camera looking for reckonings of her own. The city itself is a character—vibrant and postapocalyptic, flat and featureless except for its rivers, its lakes, its legions of bicyclists. Here in Berlin she encounters a people’s history: the Cuban teen taken as a POW on a German submarine, only to return home to a family who doesn’t believe him; the young Jewish scholar hidden in a sarcophagus until safe passage to England is found; the female lawyer haunted by a childhood of deprivation in the bombed-out suburbs of Berlin who still defends those accused of war crimes; a young nurse with a checkered past who joins the Reich at a medical facility more intent to dispense with the wounded than to heal them; and the son of a zookeeper at the Berlin Zoo, fighting to keep the animals safe from both war and an increasingly starving populace.

A meditation on war and mystery, this is an exciting new work by one of our most gifted novelists, one that seeks to align the stories of the past with the stories of the future.

Cristina Garcia is the author of seven novels, including Dreaming in Cuban, a finalist for the National Book Award that just celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary; The Agüero Sisters, Monkey Hunting, A Handbook to Luck, The Lady Matador’s Hotel, and King of Cuba. Her work has been translated into fourteen languages. García has edited anthologies, written children’s books, published poetry, and taught at universities nationwide. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Title: Here in Berlin
Subtitle: A Novel
Author: Cristina García
Publisher: Counterpoint
Format Hardcover
ISBN-10 1619029596
ISBN-13 9781619029590
Publication October 2017
Main content pages 224

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Le Prix Médicis 2017 à Yannick Haenel pour “Tiens ferme ta couronne”

Un homme a écrit un énorme scénario sur la vie de Herman Melville : The Great Melville, dont aucun producteur ne veut.

Un jour, on lui procure le numéro de téléphone du grand cinéaste américain Michael Cimino, le réalisateur mythique de Voyage au bout de l’enfer et de La Porte du paradis. Une rencontre a lieu à New York : Cimino lit le manuscrit.
S’ensuivent une série d’aventures rocambolesques entre le musée de la Chasse à Paris, l’île d’Ellis Island au large de New York, et un lac en Italie.
On y croise Isabelle Huppert, la déesse Diane, un dalmatien nommé Sabbat, un voisin démoniaque et deux moustachus louches ; il y a aussi une jolie thésarde, une concierge retorse et un très agressif maître d’hôtel sosie d’Emmanuel Macron.

Quelle vérité scintille entre cinéma et littérature?
La comédie de notre vie cache une histoire sacrée : ce roman part à sa recherche.

Yannick Haenel
Tiens ferme ta couronne
Collection L’Infini, Gallimard
Parution : 17-08-2017
ISBN : 9782070177875
352 pages, 140 x 205 mm
Achevé d’imprimer : 12-06-2017
Prix €20,00

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Daniel Galera: The Shape of Bones. A Novel

A young man wakes up at dawn to drive to the Andes, to climb the Cerro Bonete–a mountain untouched by ice axes and climbers, one of the planet’s final mountains to be conquered–as an act of heroic bravado, or foolishness.

But instead, he finds himself dragged, by the undertow of memory, to Esplanada, the neighborhood he grew up in, to the brotherhood of his old friends, and to the clearing in the woods where he witnessed an act that has run like a scar through the rest of his life.

Back in Esplanada, the young man revisits his initiation into adulthood and recalls his boyhood friends who formed a strange and volatile pack. Together they play video games, get drunk around bonfires, pick fights, and goad each other into bike races where the winner is the boy who has the most spectacular crash. Caught between the threat of not being man enough, the desire to please his friends, and the intoxicating contact-high of danger, the boy finds himself following the rules of the pack even as the risks mount. And in a moment that reverberates and repeats itself in new ways in his adulthood, his fantasies of who he is and what it means to be a man come crashing down, and life asserts itself as an endless rehearsal for a heroic moment that may never arrive.

From one of Brazil’s most dazzling writers, The Shape of Bones is an exhilarating story of mythic power. Daniel Galera has written a pulse-racing novel with the otherworldly wisdom of a parable.

Daniel Galera is a Brazilian writer, translator, and editor. He was born in Sao Paolo, but spent most of his life in Porto Alegre, only returning to Sao Paulo in 2005. He has published four novels in Brazil to great acclaim, the latest of which, Blood-Drenched Beard, was awarded the 2013 Sao Paolo Literature Prize. In addition to writing, he has also translated the work of Zadie Smith and Jonathan Safran Foer into Portuguese.

“A book of visceral and tender beauty whose echoes persist long after the final page.” – David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks

A coming of age tale of brutal beauty and disarming tenderness from one of Brazil’s most exciting young novelists, an author writing in the footsteps of “Roberto Bolaño, Jim Harrison, the Coen brothers and … Denis Johnson” (The New York Times)

The Shape of Bones
A Novel
By Daniel Galera
Translated by Alison Entrekin
Literary Fiction – Crime Mysteries
Hardcover
Aug 15, 2017
240 Pages
Publ. Penguin Random House

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Tom Hanks: Uncommon Type. Some Stories

A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.

A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country’s civil war.

A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game – and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN’s newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves.

An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance and a bit of real life.

These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heart-warming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have.

Tom Hanks has been an actor, screenwriter, director and through Playtone, a producer. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. This is his first collection of fiction.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781785151514
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 38 mm
October 2017
Hardback
£13.99

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Gail Godwin: Grief Cottage

The haunting tale of a desolate cottage, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next, from bestselling National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin.

After his mother’s death, eleven-year-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South Carolina island with his great aunt, a reclusive painter with a haunted past.

Aunt Charlotte, otherwise a woman of few words, points out a ruined cottage, telling Marcus she had visited it regularly after she’d moved there thirty years ago because it matched the ruin of her own life.

Eventually she was inspired to take up painting so she could capture its utter desolation.

The islanders call it “Grief Cottage,” because a boy and his parents disappeared from it during a hurricane fifty years before. Their bodies were never found and the cottage has stood empty ever since. During his lonely hours while Aunt Charlotte is in her studio painting and keeping her demons at bay, Marcus visits the cottage daily, building up his courage by coming ever closer, even after the ghost of the boy who died seems to reveal himself.

Full of curiosity and open to the unfamiliar and uncanny given the recent upending of his life, he courts the ghost boy, never certain whether the ghost is friendly or follows some sinister agenda.

Grief Cottage is the best sort of ghost story, but it is far more than that–an investigation of grief, remorse, and the memories that haunt us. The power and beauty of this artful novel wash over the reader like the waves on a South Carolina beach.

Gail Godwin is a three-time National Book Award finalist and the bestselling author of twelve critically acclaimed novels, including Violet Clay, Father Melancholy’s Daughter, Evensong, The Good Husband and Evenings at Five. She is also the author of The Making of a Writer, her journal in two volumes (ed. Rob Neufeld). She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants for both fiction and libretto writing, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Gail Godwin lives in Woodstock, New York.

“Marcus’ fascination with the ghostly presence of an adolescent boy, thought to have perished at Grief Cottage in a hurricane, allows Godwin to explore themes of loss, connection, and growth unfettered by the corporeal world.” – Kirkus Reviews

Grief Cottage
A Novel
By: Gail Godwin
Published: 06-06-2017
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 336
ISBN: 9781632867049
Imprint: Bloomsbury USA
Dimensions: 6 1/8″ x 9 1/4″
List price: $27.00

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Tentoonstelling Anton Heyboer in Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Wat men doorgaans niet weet is dat Heyboer in de jaren 60 en 70 een gevierd kunstenaar was wiens werk werd aangekocht door het MoMA in New York, getoond op de Documenta in Kassel, en met grote tentoonstellingen werd geëerd in het Gemeentemuseum Den Haag en het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

In 1975 werd hij zelfs samen met David Hockney en Lucian Freud in LACMA in Los Angeles gepresenteerd als een van de belangrijkste Europese schilders van dat moment. Veertig jaar na zijn laatste grote museale tentoonstelling wil het Gemeentemuseum de internationale kwaliteit van zijn oeuvre opnieuw voor het voetlicht brengen.

De tentoonstelling toont de ontwikkeling van zijn oeuvre met de nadruk op de periode 1956-1977, maar belicht ook het ‘systeem’ waarmee de kunstenaar een manier vond om het leven voor zichzelf dragelijk te maken. Zo wordt duidelijk hoe het leven en werk van Heyboer onlosmakelijk met elkaar verbonden zijn.

Nog te zien t/m 04 februari 2018
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag

 

Publicatie: Bij de tentoonstelling verschijnt een catalogus met teksten van onder meer Kees Keijer.

Anton Heyboer (Sabang, Indonesië, 1924 – Den Ilp, 2005) bekleedt een unieke positie binnen de moderne kunst. Met zijn mysterieuze, mystieke en hoogst persoonlijke beeldtaal plaatste hij zich in de jaren zestig en zeventig lijnrecht tegenover de toen heersende zakelijke kunststromingen zoals popart en minimal art.

In zijn etsen en tekeningen ontwikkelde Heyboer een ‘systeem’ om grip te krijgen op de demonen die hem sinds de Tweede Wereldoorlog achtervolgden, en om het leven voor zichzelf draaglijk te maken. Het is de kunst die zijn leven redt. Samen met zijn befaamde ‘vijf bruiden’ leefde Heyboer volgens de regels van zijn systeem, teruggetrokken in een zelfgebouwde, labyrintische woonruimte in Den Ilp. Hij creëerde zo zijn eigen, veilige universum waarin de kunst en zijn leven onlosmakelijk met elkaar verbonden zijn.

De kracht van Heyboers unieke werk bleef niet onopgemerkt. In de jaren zeventig werd Heyboer in één adem genoemd met kunstenaars als David Hockney en Lucian Freud en werd hij voorgedragen als een van Europa’s belangrijkste schilders van het moment. Hij maakte internationaal naam, maar vanaf 1975 trok hij zich volledig terug uit de kunstwereld en werd vooral zijn excentrieke leven een kolfje naar de hand van de roddelpers . Meer dan veertig jaar later brengt deze publicatie de internationale kwaliteit van zijn werk uit de jaren zestig en zeventig opnieuw voor het voetlicht.

Anton Heyboer
Het goede moment
Doede Hardeman, Hans Locher, Kees Keijer e.a
Uitgeverij Hannibal – Hannibal
Prijs: € 27,50
28,5 x 22 cm
192 bladzijden
Hardcover
Quadrichromie
Nederlandstalige editie
ISBN 978 94 9267 710 5

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