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In fremden Gärten

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Wir erinnern uns an Agnes, an Blitzeis und an Ungefähre Landschaft. In fremden Gärten, der neueste Erzählband des Winterthurer Autors Peter Stamm, wird uns nicht enttäuschen, er bleibt seinem trockenen, fast spröden Stil treu. Stamms Blick auf die Welt ist ein kühler, er sieht die Tristesse des Lebens deutlicher als die Gaudi, er spart an Worten und gewinnt dadurch an Klar ...more
Paperback, 153 pages
Published 2005 by btb (first published January 1st 1993)
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مونا حسینی
اهل سفر است. با یک اجازهنامه برای استفاده نامحدود از قطارهای سوییس. زمان زیادی را در کوپه قطار میگذراند. کنار پنجره مینشیند. لپتاپش همیشه با اوست. آن را باز کرده و دم دست میگذارد. شروع به نوشتن میکند. گاه دست از نوشتن کشیده و از پنجره قطار طبیعت زیبای سوییس را مینگرد. هوس میکند داستانی از همینگوی یا ریموند کارو بخواند. کمی بعد چشمهایش را میبندد و بند از خیال میگشاید. ناگهان ایدهای به ذهنش میرسد؛ دوباره شروع به نوشتن میکند. چند سفر باید تا کتاب تازهاش را تمام کند؟

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Alan
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These are stories about alienation, often about exiles (Swiss men usually in USA, Britain, Italy, Sweden) who are at an angle to the society they find themselves in. A disquiet that spreads to their relationships, most of which are unsatisfactory or superficial. Death hovers (can death hover?) in many of the pieces, although the characters are at a loss in how to deal with it or what it means. Like many of us, then
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Feerena
Beeindruckend, wie man mit gewöhnlichen Worten so inspirierend schreiben kann. Kein Wort zu viel, keins zu wenig. Die Erzählungen fangen interessant an, erleben in der Mitte einen kleinen Tiefpunkt und klettern am Ende in Höhen, die andere Autoren wahrscheinlich nie erreichen werden. Manchmal hat man das Gefühl, Peter Stamm ist kein Erzähler, sondern ein Seher; seine Geschichten leben von den Beschreibungen des Alltagsgrau und können eine merkwürdige Traurigkeit hervorrufen, gemischt mit der Fre ...more
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Poo1987 Roykaew
His narrative and writing style is much comparable to a peaceful creek, but his tone is down to a rainy day; dull, wet and cold. Melancholy and solitude are the strongest emotion I feel while turning pages. It's perhap the author's intention to remind us, Constant Readers, not to give up caring for the people to whom we relate, although it is probably the most difficult thing to do, for the reason that we are the living beings living and pleased to live in our own worlds that no one can break in ...more
Deborah Markus
I just read a short story by Stamm, a Swiss writer, in the New Yorker. It was beautiful. I'm always suspicious of male writers who use female main characters, because as often as not it seems they're just being exploitative or trying to make some kind of point they don't think they can make with a male character. But this one felt perfectly authentic. So I want to read more by him.

...and I just checked, and the library doesn't have it. I'll have to buy a copy. It *better* be good!
Paul
Good selection of short pieces - set in variuos locations internationally. The main figure is often a loner-type, and there is a strong feeling of melancholy in lots of the stories. Some pieces work better than others, but there are no poor selections here.
Ero
Excellent melancholy & beautiful short fiction about awkward & failed relationships and the general textures alienation. Reminiscent (to me at least) of Raymond Carver and Knut Hamsun.
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Peter Stamm grew up in Weinfelden in the canton of Thurgau the son of an accountant. After completing primary and secondary school he spent three years as an apprentice accountant and then 5 as an accountant. He then chose to go back to school at the University of Zurich taking courses in a variety of fields including English studies, Business informatics, Psychology, and Psychopathology. During t ...more
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