Barbara Frischmuth

© Thomas Smetana
© Thomas Smetana
Barbara Frischmuth

Readings

Die Schrift des Freundes

Antakya Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi, Tayfur Sökmen Kampüsü, Atatürk Konferans Salonu Amfisi
06.01.2010, 14:00

Antakya Belediyesi Cep Tiyatrosu
08.01.2010, 14:00


Biography

Barbara Frischmuth was born in Altaussee, in the Austrian state of Styria, in 1941. After completing translation diplomas in Turkish and Hungarian at the University of Graz, she spent a year at Atatürk University in the Turkish city of Erzurum. She went on to study Turkology, Iranian Studies and Islamic Studies at the University of Vienna. Since 1966 Frischmuth has been a full-time writer and translator. She has received numerous accolades, such as the Austrian Children’s Book Prize in 1972 and the Honorary Prize of the Austrian Booktrade for Tolerance in Thought and Action in 2005.

Selected works
  • Vergiss Ägypten, 2008
  • Zwischen Halbmond und Stern, 2008
  • Der Sommer, in dem Anna verschwunden war, 2004
  • Die Entschlüsselung, 2001
  • Das Heimliche und das Unheimliche, 1999
  • Fingerkraut und Feenhandschuh, 1999
  • Die Schrift des Freundes, 1998
  • Hexenherz, 1994
  • Über die Verhältnisse, 1987
  • Herrin der Tiere, 1986
  • Kai und die Liebe zu den Modellen, 1979
  • Amy oder die Metamorphose, 1978
  • Die Mystifikationen der Sophie Silber, 1976
  • Die Prinzessin in der Zwirnspule, 1976
  • Das Verschwinden des Schattens in der Sonne, 1973 (English: The Shadow Disappears in the Sun)
  • Die Klosterschule, 1968 (English: The Convent School)
Die Schrift des Freundes

Anna Margotti, a level-headed young Viennese computer specialist, meets and falls in love with a man named Hikmet. When he disappears under mysterious circumstances, no one seems to remember him anymore. Anna learns that Hikmet was a member of the Alevi community, an anti-dogmatic Islamic group, and that she herself may be to blame for his disappearance. – A suspenseful novel about cross-cultural encounters and the treatment of minorities.
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