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Kiev Stingl – Mandalina – Der Verdammte der Insel

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand —
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep — while I weep!
O God! Can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

from: Edgar Allan Poe – A Dream within a Dream

Kiev Stingl’s Madalina – Der Verdammte der Insel is a story about loss, about a love that consumed itself in a passionate fire. Divided into four chapters named after the four seasons, Stingl’s main character and alter ego Gandolfo describes how his love affair with the young artist Mandalina sprouts, blooms, withers and dies as in an inevitable and natural cycle. The story, set in Berlin and on a Greek island, is rich in metaphor and simile and Stingl’s original word choice and sense of rhythm and sound make this brief tale a prose poem or rather a song about love meant to die. A fugitive song by the ‘damned of the island’, who weeps and weeps as he watches grains of golden sand slowly slip through his fingers. Order now