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, 04/2000

...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, 08/2000

Crystal-clear sentences, illusions and subordinate clauses unnecessary.

Die Zeit, 08/2000

...a literary rap, full of wit and horror.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 07/2007

Beautiful montage and hard-headed narration., 12/2000, Fridtjof Küchemann

…the youthful sound of the age of techno: hard, fast, aggressive… well-lit without any unnecessary details.

Süddeutsche Zeitung, 03/2000

...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, 05/2000

...adds miraclous magic to the brutal banality of everyday-life.

Schlaglicht, 03/2000
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