Arno Camenisch

  • The shadow over the village
  • Literature

Arno Camenisch tells of a village in Graubünden overshadowed by a tragedy that moved the population for a long time. It happened a year and a half before the narrator came into the world.

In a touching tone, Camenisch speaks of life, of death and of the people who passed away and whom we continue to carry in our hearts. In his slowly growing “encyclopedia of disappearance” of traditions and peculiarities of rural Graubünden, this is a book about dealing with loss and the passing of time. At the same time, it speaks of the confidence that with spring, brightness returns to life.

“Never before has one experienced Arno Camenisch so intimately,” writes the NZZ, “and never before so soberly, so crystal clear.”

Arno Camenisch, born in 1978 in Graubünden, writes poetry, prose and stage plays in German and Romansh (Sursilvan). His texts have been translated into over 20 languages, and his readings have taken him to Hong Kong and Moscow, Buenos Aires and New York. He lives in Biel.

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