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In the historic tradition of calendar stories and calendar illustrations, this work presents a collection of thirty-nine stories and thirty-nine snow-swept photographs for the darkest month of the year. It includes stories drawn from modern history and the contemporary moment, from mythology, and even from meteorology.
About the Author
Alexander Kluge is one of the major German fiction writers of the late-20th century and an important social critic. As a filmmaker, he is credited with the launch of the New German Cinema movement. Gerhard Richter is one of the most respected visual artists of Germany. His seminal works include "Atlas" (1964), "October 18, 1977" (1988), and "Eight""Grey" (2002). Martin Chalmers is a Berlin-based translator from Glasgow. He has translated some of the best-known German-language writers, including Herta Muller, Elfriede Jelinek and Hans Magnus Enzensberger.