“Well, I moved into a new apartment. It’s not yet furnished, half-finished somehow. It’s a simple, white house, ground-level, the rooms flow into each other, without doors. (…) Now Paula paced the precious space, lifting her dress just above the ankles as she went. Her customary upright high stride, her march.” Writers’ perception of space: from Jürg Federspiel to Cees Nooteboom and Michael Zeller.