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Schweizer Bibliothek

Schweizer Bibliothek (that means “Swiss Library”) is a twenty-volume compilation of Swiss books, published in 2005/2006. The wide assortment of writers from all around the country should represent 20th century’s Swiss literature by twenty of the most important Swiss writers.

The collection was compiled by «Das Magazin», a weekend-magazine enclosed to different newspapers (namely Tages-Anzeiger, Basler Zeitung, Berner Zeitung, Solothurner Tagblatt and Tages-Anzeigers).

Editing of the volumes: One volume came out every two weeks from 9th December 2005 to the middle of Mai 2006. The compilation was made by different experts: Peter von Matt, Corina Caduff, Werner Morlang, Peter Utz, Stefan Zweifel and reviewers of different newspapers (e.g.Basler Zeitung, Berner Zeitung, Tages-Anzeiger)

The hardback books are high-grade but designed simple by graphician Ludovic Balland (Studio „The Remingtons“): No cover pictures, but big colored titles, punched into the front cover.

The „Tages-Anzeiger-Magazin“ once was a very writer-friendly magazine. Obvious, that ist successor, «Das Magazin», is interested in literature, too. Readings with famous writers were organized: (Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan usw.)

The 20 Books

1. Friedrich Glauser: „Matto regiert“ (In Matto's Realm, 1936)

2. Markus Werner: „Bis bald“ (1992)

3. Alice Rivaz: „Schlaflose Nacht“ („Jette ton pain“, original in 1979)

4. Max Frisch: „Der Mensch erscheint im Holozän“ ("Man in the Holocene", 1979)

5. Ruth Schweikert: „Erdnüsse, Totschlagen“ (1994)

6. Friedrich Dürrenmatt: „Der Verdacht“ ("the pledge", 1953)

7. Gertrud Leutenegger: „Vorabend (Buch)“ (1975)

8. Niklaus Meienberg: „St. Fiden Paris Oerlikon“ (1972-1992, Reportagensammlung)

9. Peter Weber: „Der Wettermacher“ (1993)

10. Nicolas Bouvier: „Der Skorpionsfisch“ (original is French, 1981 in German)

11. Thomas Hürlimann: „Das Gartenhaus“ (1989. English = „the couple“)

12. Agota Kristof: „Das grosse Heft“ (1986 original "Le grand cahier", English = „the notebook“)

13. Hugo Loetscher: „Der Immune“ (1975)

14. Adolf Muschg: „Liebesgeschichten“ (1972)

15. Urs Widmer: „Der blaue Siphon“ (1992)

16. Robert Walser: „Der Gehülfe“ (1918)

17. Peter Bichsel: „Die Jahreszeiten (Roman)“ (1967)

18. Blaise Cendrars: „Moloch. Das Leben des Moravagine“ (1926)

19. Fleur Jaeggy: „Die seligen Jahre der Züchtigung“ (Italian original 1989)

20. Gerhard Meier: „Der schnurgerade Kanal“ (1977)

External links

  • http://www.schweizer-bibliothek.ch/
  • http://www.dasmagazin.ch/
  • http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/
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