I had hoped to be able to write about my first book for German Literature Month today, but I am not quite finished yet. Marlen Haushofer's The Wall is really good, but I have to admit that I can only read it for short lengths of time. The story is a 'what if'--some sort of catastrophe occurs and a woman finds she is the last person alive. It's quite a thoughtful book, but also a little disturbing as you might expect. Hopefully I'll finish over the weekend and will tell you more about it early next week (I've been turning down page corners and making little notations all throughout the book).
Instead I think I will end the week on a happier note. The library where I work has a very cool exhibit space. We've had some fun displays, and I think you will especially appreciate the exhibit that is on offer right now. These are all handmade books by students from all over the US and Canada. It's a juried show so you will see the 'best of the best' so to speak. I know I was quite impressed on my first walk through.
This post is going to be a little photo-heavy so hopefully it won't take too long to load the page. Let's have a little stroll through the exhibit, shall we?
Aren't these wonderful? I wish I could be so creative. They are all great, but I think I especially like this last one--such great bold letters and graphics--it's nicely done and very eye catching.
I'll be back on Sunday to fill you in on the essays I've been reading by Christa Wolf. I might try and squeeze in a short story as well since I have several collections on hand. Until then, have a great weekend everyone!