Péter Esterházy "Die Markus-Version"
The narrator of this Gospel of St. Mark à la Esterházy says nothing with the spoken word. He allows his family – father, mother, stepbrother, two grandmothers – to believe that he is a deaf mute. And yet he is the chronicler of their history. Throughout a good one hundred pages a family story is told with everything that it entails, including murder and homicide. In his gospel Péter Esterházy provides proof of the existence of God in a godforsaken world – and after a hundred pages the reader suspects that God is Hungarian. Introduction and discussion by Sigrid Löffler.