Duo Duo´s stories start objective and calm, instantly concentrated on the topic. But what starts with such straightness, changes its mood pretty soon and pulls the reader in a narrative space in which times, people and stories melt together to an indissoluble, claustrophobic reality. The first-person narrator transforms unexpectedly into a person of another story that should have come to an end long since. The place where the story is told loses its determination in changing between dream, memory and experience.
Sudden changes of government always have been the release of life and psychological crisis. Igor Kroitzsch wrote a text which is filled with imagination, true-to-life imperfections and absurd comic that shows the absurdity of a situation which we aren´t alien to. The text starts, totally historical, with the recall of »Hamlet« by Shakespeare and the death of Hamlet and his family – so to say with a drama.
Kurt Drawert’s essay about the abolition of reality can be read as an appraisal of today. The author has the cold view of someone, who uses the scalpel though he already knows that this is about the whole thing. Or is it already a dissection?
On one side the state and its legal system: four men are sentenced to lifelong imprisonment for murder, every protest against the extremely doubtful evidence is blown out. On the other side the suspects, determined to prove their innocence.