authors have to dare“, Ingeborg Arlt writes in an essay.
There are two meanings: trust in themselves, and the risk to go
beyond taboos. Arlt takes texts by Christa Wolf, Virginia Woolf,
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff and Else Lasker-Schüler
as a proof of the possibility of (love-) relationships between
women living in marriage. She also makes fun of the interpretation
of love, which is obsessed with sexual love and excludes (rather
than includes) spiritual and intellectual forms – the spirit
of the touch.