sun as a "symbol of eternal human yaerning for warmth and light"
(Bernd Pilz) has never lost ist fscination and magic despite scientific
early painting of children show the sun mostly cut at the left
or right top. Often it is painted with thin lips, big eyes and
its shaft of light are shaking. So the sun appears as a good natured
anthropomorphous idea is the predominating one in this book. It
is a fragmentary homage containing an introductory text out of
the Ancient Egypt up to the present time. Texts and poems throw
a diverse glance at this topic.
Echnaton, Goethe, Gleim, Hölderin and Heine prais the beauty
of that heavenly body. John Donne makes the sun earthen; it enters
our daily ordinariness out of its deference. Grabbe`s faint towards
the sun lets it appear as an untouchable opponent. In the same
way it appears in the discriptions of Trakl and Schlott. For Thomas
Rosenlöcher it implies an engine of an enormous motive power
whereas for Ingeborg Arlt the sun remains helpless toward the
aggression of human activity despite of all its power.
spirit of the times and the individual condition form the lyric
expression of the sun charakteristics. This specific expression
is deeply reflected in the coloured pages; the blaze of colour
corresponds to the content.
Other relations in the texts and poems are withdrawn in favour
of the topic "SUN".