„Er schließt die Augen und denkt an seinen Bettnachbarn, den Schriftsteller: Was nicht aufgeschrieben ist, existiert nicht.“
Can a Russian story be told without Moscow? Can it ever! With devilishly clown-like narrative fury, Maxim Ossipov guides us through lovely Tarussa and up to the Arctic Circle. He tells stories of the capital-driven post-Soviet era, whose themes rarely seem spectacular. What’s spectacular is the language in which they were written, the vivacity of this prose, its agility, its tempo. Birgit Veit brilliantly transposed the various cadences into German. – Tobias Lehmkuhl
Maxim Ossipov, born in Moscow, is a cardiologist and writer. He has received numerous awards for his stories and essays, including the Kasakov, the Bunin and the Belkin Prizes. He has also written dramas that are performed by several Russian theaters. Ossipov’s works have been translated into 12 languages. Nach der Ewigkeit (After Eternity) is his first German-language publication.