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Der Librettist by Niklas Radström

By Niklas Radström

Mozart und Casanova, Venedig, Wien, London und manhattan - das unglaubliche Leben eines Universalgenies »… Fantasie und Erzählfreude in jeder Zeile ...« göteborgs posten »Mozarts Glanz strahlt auch auf ihn, seinen besten - oder, besser gesagt: seinen einzigen guten - Textdichter.« (Wolfgang Hildesheimer) Niklas Rådströms Roman ist die Geschichte des Mozart-Librettisten Lorenzo Da Ponte, dessen abenteuerliches Leben ein Jahrhundert der Musik- und Kulturgeschichte umspannte. Das Buch ist eine Meditation über Musik, Liebe, Kreativität und darüber, used to be wir aus unserem Leben machen können. Mit »Der Librettist« wird einer der bedeutendsten Schriftsteller Schwedens in Deutschland vorgestellt. Auf seinem Sterbebett erinnert sich Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838). Er ist der Librettist der drei bekanntesten Opern Mozarts (Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni und Così fan tutte), geborener Jude, geweihter katholischer Priester, verheiratet und Vater von mindestens sechs Kindern, Poet, Spieler und Abenteurer, Freund Giacomo Casanovas, Hofdichter in Wien, Theatermann und Buchdrucker in London, Kolonialwarenhändler und Weinbauer in Philadelphia, sowie der erste Professor für Italienisch an der Universität in long island. In vollkommener Logik lässt der Autor Da Pontes Leben rückwärts ablaufen.

AUTORENPORTRÄT Niklas Radström, geboren 1953, hat seit seinem Debüt 1975 ein vielfältiges schriftstellerisches Werk vorgelegt - Gedichtsammlungen, Romane, Essays und Drehbücher für movie und Theater. 1992 bekam er den Augustpreis, den renommiertesten schwedischen Literaturpreis für seinen Roman »Medan tiden tänker på annat«. Rådström ist Mitglied der »Gemeinschaft der Neun«, einer schwedischen Akademie für Literatur.

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It was already hot and I had missed half the day. My balcony was now bare and I had no cover from the people walking back and forth. Sweeping, 56 / How to Get Into tHe twIn Palms walking, dogs shitting. I stared out toward The Calcutta. There were red and blue cups littering the front yard. There were Christmas lights blinking on and off on the top railing. I shook my head and sat down. I stared down to my cigarette-hiding place and saw that they were gone too. ” My neighbor with the homemade haircut was leaning into my balcony from his mother’s balcony.

That was the kind of girl he wanted me to be. Karolina WaclaWiaK / 55 I WOKE UP LATE. I DIDN’T HAVE ANYWHERE TO go anyway. My head hurt and I had forgotten to wash my face. My eyes hurt from the caked on makeup and my skin felt slick. I went to the bathroom and took a look at myself. I thanked God that I hadn’t let Lev in. I wiped the soot caked around my eye and looked at my nails. Cracked polish, chipped like skylines and worn down to nubs. They hurt and were inflamed. I poured hydrogen peroxide over each finger.

A kabanos. I didn’t care who saw me. The sausage was dry because I had left it unwrapped in the refrigerator and it tasted like jerky. I had a jar of horseradish next to me and I would dip the sausage into the jar and pull out a clump at the tip and eat it. That mixed with the cigarette I was furiously inhaling made my breath hot and sour. I leaned back in my chair and heard a creak and snap. The crack at the bottom of the chair was getting worse and I didn’t care. I snuffed out the Misty and started another one.

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