Gedichte und Aphorismen
Not poems about melancholy, but melancholic poems - messages from the inner perspective, which, sometimes creating melancholy, sometimes heavily encouraging, go over the top and are out for resonance. The first thing that falls apart is the confusion of melancholy with gloom. A melancholic person is gloomy, the black bile indistinguishable not only in hue from the black humor and from the ink through which Horstmann draws what goes through his mind and what he spends his time thinking about: dandies from the ice, Evas from the bar, deflationary air mattresses, "dead-end hits," fluttering gills between bookshelves, "fountains of youth," swifts and the "return of the Aro Gans".
Voices about Ulrich Horstmann and Schwermutmacher
"Horstmann sharpens the evil eye on human history."
– Die Zeit
Author Ulrich Horstmann
Additional product information
- 21 x 14 cm
- October 2021