• "A most beautiful book – its theme, fantasy as a form of escape"

    Gerhard Mack, Die Welt
  • "With this masterly and probing tale Gustafsson the moralist draws up the balance sheet of his own work as a writer… It is the self-portrait of the artist as an old man, and it reflects both his passion and his serenity"

    Der Spiegel
  • "These few dozen pages pack a remarkable punch"

    Reinhard Baumgart, Die Zeit
  • "a beautifully conceived poetic allegory about an artist's life"