Manfred Giesler

Der Besuch oder "Ficken Sie Schweine …?"

Mit Heiner Müller bei Ernst Jünger. Szenen. Skizzen.

"The visit had already been considered several times and rejected again and again. A few glasses in Café MORA in Berlin Kreuzberg (according to the menu: Müller Whisky, one third Glenfiddich, two thirds water), and a new attempt was decided. I can't remember who this time gave the impetus to want to visit Ernst Jünger; only that Heiner Müller said at the farewell: - Arrange that, keyword: Ernesto, and remember that when you call me, you're on the phone with all the secret services of the world. Not a word to anyone else either, otherwise all the idiots from the press will be at the door. We write late spring 1987.

 

Manfred Giesler

Portrait by Johannes Grützke

Portrait by Johannes Grützke

Manfred Giesler was born in Fürth in 1948 and never lived there. He had to go to all sorts of schools in a number of cities and countries. At 15 he was a singer in a rock band. In his early 20s he landed as an engineer in Berlin, learned both philosophy and to love philosophy for the rest of his life as well as theatre. He was not into writing, but what else ought he to do? He's got more behind him than he does ahead of him. Giesler admires Hans Henny Jahnn, Franz Schubert, and the Stones. He is into artwork an red wine, especially while mountain climbing.