Reviews »Hochzeiten« (Wedding)

„Maike Wetzel’s sentences are like barbed hooks: At some point there are so many of them that every world can come off the hinges.“
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 12th April 2000

„...this is a writer who – independent from questions of age or Zeitgeist – developed a distinctive, very pictorial and condensed style. She is a powerful creator of atmosphere but uses her tools economically and observes precisely.“
TAZ/ Landshuter Zeitung, 29th August.2000

„Crystal-clear sentences, illusions and subordinate clauses unnecessary.“
Die Zeit, 17th August 2000

„...a literary rap, full of wit and horror.“
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 20th July 07

„Beautiful montage and hard-headed narration.“
Fridtjof Kü, December 2000

„…the youthful sound of the age of techno: hard, fast, aggressive… well-lit without any unnecessary details.“
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 22th March.2000

„...a cool observer with a cranky point of view whose writing is never as hard-headed that she is not astonished about the actions of her characters."
Salzburger Nachrichten, 27th May 2000

„..adds miraclous magic to the brutal banality of everyday-life.“
Schlaglicht, March 2000

Buch Hochzeiten

» Examples

  • a short story: Hochzeiten - download (pdf, German)
  • a short story: Einmal Schweden - download (pdf, German)

» To buy

  • Hochzeiten from Maike Wetzel. Short stories, Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2000. 128 p. ISBN 3-596-22398-9
  • to order this book: here