—Michael Hofmann, NYRB
Ullmann is a one-off, an original, a really deeply peculiar writer.
A triumphant translation.
—Jan Anspach, Words Without Borders
Ullman delicately balances each of her characters’ emotions on a pinpoint, presenting both the beauty and fragility of every momentary feeling.
—Jonathan Sturgeon, Flavorwire
It’s as if Ullmann takes biblical wisdom literature, strips it of all moral judgment, and then spins it with rotating moments of natural bliss and existential fear.
Her voice is something holy.
A pure and noble poetic talent: everything is full of mystery.
—Rainer Maria Rilke (in a letter to Regina Ullmann)
To read your book for me is such a multiplicity of joys that I can only gradually cope with it.
Regina Ullmann has a sense of authenticity and a touch of genius.