Two more publications have featured the Rilke Tour challenge, Gstaad Life, which has a
delightful description of the contest and Journal Du Pays-d’Enhaut, which has a splendid headline for the article announcing the tour, proclaiming that Rilke is alive and in good health. It makes the point that 100 years on from the publication of The Duino Elegies it, the other works of Rilke and his love of life are still very much relevant today.
The author Farrol Kahn made a presentation of the new edition of the Gstaad Insider’s guide on Wednesday 27th April at the Grande Salle de Rougemont.
An Article in «Journal du Pays-D’Enhaut », gives an overview of his book, the people and places featured and background on Farrol’s various other works.
On Wednesday evening last week, Marianne Moratti attended the book launch of The Insider’s Guide Gstaad/Pays-d’Enhaut by Farrol Kahn.
It was a cheese and wine party which was held in the Grand Salle Rougemont. A lot of interesting people were there waiting for the presentation, curious and excited. Among the locals were Anne Rosat, Michèle Philipp, Marie-Françoise Rochat, Myriam Degallier, Cindy Morier, Dr Ilias Skaventzos and his wife Sonja Wolf, Mr and Mrs Aamodt, Mr and Mrs Raynaud and Marina Brachet. While from Gstaad there were Caroline Zervudacis, Nitzia Embiricos, Ruedi Hählen, Mr and Mrs Kübli, Tom Galler, Marc Galler, Mr and Mrs Mösching and Sussy Power.
The book which is the 7th of the cultural guides to Switzerland written by Farrol Kahn is well presented with over 100 colour photos.
Guests had the opportunity to taste the wide range of cheese from the Gstaad Molkerei selected by Rene Ryser and wines from the Cully vineyard of Cave de Moratel presented by Patricia Longet. Sophie Labarraque also had a stand with her art and artisanal objects.
Olivia Plancherel who was the winner of the Photographic competition with a view of the Pays-d’Enhaut from the La Lecherette could not attend. Marianne Moratti received a bouquet as she came second in the photo contest. Her photo of the Ibex female was judged to be exquisite.
I’ve had a testimonial from an enthusiast in San Francisco, USA and a letter selected for publication in the FT in London, the Walliser Bote asked for an interview which they published on 29th July. Click here or on the image to read the full text in English.
“Just now I finished your novel. Congratulations on your achievement! Your devotion and research shine through. A majestic volume on my Rilke shelves.”
Bruce Mueller, San Francisco
I’m also pleased to say that the antidote to the indolence referred to in the letter is working on the related book mentioned in the article, Road Trip with Rilke.