Rüdiger Kremer

Rüdiger Kremer

Rüdiger Kremer (1942- ) was born in Schwerte, Germany and attended the University of Munster. He’s worked for many years as a freelance writer and, beginning in 1990, served as director of radio drama for Radio Bremen.

The Color of the Snow

by Rüdiger Kremer

Translated from the German by Breon Mitchell

The Color of the Snow, German writer Rüdiger Kremer’s first novel, is a most unusual and haunting work of art. Carefully constructed and elegantly written, The Color of the Snow consists of twenty-one texts which spiral around the character of Jakob, who first appears as a seemingly retarded boy born during World War II. The texts include stories, a script for a film, a radio play, a short essay––a tour de force of narrative possibilities.…
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The Color of the Snow is more than a simple post-modern pastiche. Its artfully constructed literary frustrations suggest some of the anxieties and uncertainties of contemporary German culture, which looks to the future with an apprehensive awareness of dangerous chasms and precipitous ravines.
The New York Times
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