Book Club
German Book Club Reads Teresa Präauer

German Book Club New York 2019
Goethe-Institut New York

Goethe-Institut New York

At the May German Book Club meeting we will discuss Teresa Präauer's Oh Schimmi (Wallstein, 2016, €10,00 ISBN: 978-3442716708).

A dance of love, the story of a good-for-nothing, composed from the elements, images and codes of the 21st century.

How can he make such a fool of himself and look so ridiculous, going about his daily business of flicking through the television channels or touring around the bars and nail studios of the city? Continually on the lookout for the next great love, usually interrupted at the wrong moment by a call on his mobile phone from his own mother.

Teresa Präauer has written a sexually charged, extremely funny and brutally hard book, made for reading aloud with a lot of brightly coloured chewing gum in your mouth. For here, language is a performer – it shows that coming on to people or picking up the opposite sex is still a sporting discipline, made up of copulating words.

»Oh Schimmi« by Teresa Präauer is the book originating from a text that was enthusiastically received by the public and the jury at last year’s Bachmann Competition. Reading it, one has no choice but to cry out »Oh Schimmi!« – sometimes impatiently, sometimes shaking one’s head, sometimes laughing.

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Language: German
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