The Seasons of Eternity

The years between his 60th and 65th birthdays provide the frame for Karl-Markus Gauß’ journals. But this »sensitive chronicler of daily life« (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) entices us into following him back into history, and into taking a look at who will manage our future. Gauß usually doesn’t need more than a paragraph to jump from the global stage to intimate, local stories: he connects Helmut Schmidt’s burial to Henry Kissinger’s role in Vietnam, the war invalids he used to meet on his way to school to the 2015 refugee crisis, the death of a friend to the digital engineers of immortality.