The year that protagonist Sonia experiences is not paradise at all. After not being allowed to university, the young woman from a south eastern province is confronted with a failing escape from miserable circumstances.
Laura Erber’s Körper und Tage (Body and Days) is a finely woven lyrical volume of short verses that are repeatedly interspersed with silence. The sequence of texts refers to both the image sequences of cinema and the stream of desire.
The breath of Beatrix Haustein's language is cool, the form of her poems clear and mostly rhymeless. She artistically weaves Eichendorff and Heine, but she asks her most important question with Hölderin’s Hälfte des Lebens (Half of Life). »Weh mir, wo nehm' ich, wenn / Es Winter ist, die Blumen (...).«
In this round of episodes, Nora Iuga accompanies Sam through all life situations and illustrates ironic moments that reflect - despite or exactly because of their apparent arbitrariness - the male-human existence in its grotesque entirety.