Hope is a phenomenon that defines human beings in a very essential way and is of the utmost importance for our lives. But what is hope, really? Is it a bird as undaunted as it is helpless, as described in Emily Dickinson‘s poem Hope is the Thing with Feathers? Is hope something sudden, »unexpected«, that comes upon us abruptly?
In five chapters, Esther Kinsky explores the questions of how hope and action, as well as hope and time, are connected and how necessary utopia is as an expression of collective hope.