Roman by Aris Fioretos: The bitter cold of the Sweetness

As expected of the Swedish writer something with his novel "Nelly's heart". He writes about more than three hundred pages, as beat within him for this heart,

Roman by Aris Fioretos: The bitter cold of the Sweetness

As expected of the Swedish writer something with his novel "Nelly's heart". He writes about more than three hundred pages, as beat within him for this heart, a "Coeur distordu", the Nellys body with less oxygen supply, cardiomyopathy this means.

Rose-Maria Gropp

editor in the features section, responsible for the "art market".

F. A. Z.

The lack of Oxygen you must balance differently – in the noise, in the forms of delimitation, the Nelly in your skin, which is more than just a, life: the skin as a shell and the role of the skin as a mechanic, and wife, and the "third skin, which you only get if you can't eat it, because everything what it surrounds each vessel and Organ, every nerve, each of the fabric from another man is taken“.

Aris Fioretos writes this veritable Trip to the death of his Nelly B. from the I-perspective in narrative passages and internal monologue, with passion and with an adventurous supple empathy.

in a sense, as a fuel Fioretos takes Beese for the biographical details of the flight pioneer Melli (Amelie), who was born in 1886 in the vicinity of Dresden. From 1906 to 1909, she studied sculpture at the Royal Academy in Stockholm, which started already at that time women. Your enthusiasm for flying has led you to a technical study, back to Dresden, and it was there in 1911, to acquire, as the first woman in Germany to receive a pilot's license.

The managed against the massive Resistance, including life-threatening acts of sabotage, a pure male domain. In the following year, Beese established with the French pilots Charles Boutard a factory for airplanes and a flight school in Johannisthal, near Berlin; she married Boutard 1913, and took the French citizenship.

With the outbreak of the First world war, both in Germany as "enemy aliens" were interned, they lost their machines, a compensation after the war, could not prevent the bankruptcy of the flight school. The Couple separated in 1923. Melli Beese moved to Berlin and shot there on January 21. Of December, 1925. Little more about her life is known.

On a piece of paper she had written at the end of "The fly does not, life does not"; this theme also permeates the novel, as a Raison d'être. Fioretos makes it a "literary fantasy", as he calls it in a note at the end of the book – it's great cinema. And the Film runs out when you read it, seems to be now ripe for the big screen. It is the twenties, and Ruth Cornelia Becker-Boulard, how to Fioretos’ means the protagonist, rents after separating from her husband Paul in a Berlin Pension. Because you are familiar with the machine, she gets a job at BMW, the new motorcycles are your.

At the German automobile show in Berlin in December 1924, a Hand is placed on the to of the clutch of the motorcycle occurs Irma Maak: "First, she leans forward and pushes her Hand on my. You touched me only for a few seconds. Nevertheless, your skin feels unexpectedly cooling, similar to an airplane gliding on a Wind, as you would have thought it possible. Then you pressed your fingers on my. The consequence of this is That I press the clutch. She adjusted her Hand. We leave together on the clutch. It does not happen more.“

Updated Date: 12 July 2020, 16:19

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