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El nuevo libro de Patrick Süskind, un relato contado desde la perspectiva de la niñez, pero no un cuento para niños, trata de un misterioso andariego; es la historia del señor Sommer.

"En la época en que yo aún me subía a los árboles, vivía en el pueblo, a menos de dos kilómetros de nuestra casa, un hombre llamado "señor Sommer" [Sommer, en alemán, significa verano]. Nadie
Paperback, 133 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Seix Barral (first published January 1st 1991)
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Quando relembro a infância, sinto novamente nas mãos a textura dos troncos nodosos das árvores que trepava como um símio, os figos que de lá colhia com alegria, as amoras que me sangravam os dedos, as couraças das amêndoas que resistiam à força de pedras possantes, os matagais cujos segredos ocultos eu gostava de desvendar com braçadas curiosas.

O narrador de A História do Senhor Sommer , cujo nome jamais se sabe, poderia ser eu ou tu, sendo que as diabruras cometidas na sua meninice são comu
Carmo Santos
História ternurenta por ser contada do ponto de vista de uma criança. Apesar de não chegarmos a saber quem é o Sr. Sommer, estamos sempre a encontra-lo na sua forma peculiar de ser e de caminhar apressado. O que vamos acompanhando é vida do narrador e as suas tropelias infantis, com as suas aventuras, sonhos e contrariedades típicas da idade.
Mas entrelaçada na história juvenil pressente-se um drama na vida do Sr. Sommer que conduz ao seu desenlace final e que fica pendente da imaginação de cada
Süskind bleibt Süskind

Patrick Süskind gilt für mich als einer der größten Erzähler aller Zeiten. Das liegt vor allem daran, dass seine Ausdrucksweise einzigartig ist; er ist ein Sprachkünstler der Seinesgleichen sucht. Mit diesem Werk zeigte er wieder einmal wie großartig seine Werke sind, selbst wenn ich zugeben muss, dass "Die Geschichte von Herrn Sommer" nicht ganz an die Virtuosität von "Das Parfum" und "Die Taube" heranreichen kann.

In dem vorliegenden Buch beschreibt er einige Episoden aus
The title of Patrick Süskind's short story “Die Geschichte von Herrn Sommer” is somewhat misleading. This is not really the story of Mr. Sommer, but that of the narrator's childhood and his childhood memories. Herr Sommer is a mysterious figure, who appears out of nowhere and races through the landscape in all weathers. He is like the narrator's own memories, which seem to pop up out of nowhere and hurtle past at a great speed. The reader is also propelled through the book at this running pace, ...more

Έμαθα τον Patrick Süskind (Πάτρικ Ζίσκιντ) από το καταπληκτικό «Άρωμα» (1986, Εκδόσεις Ψυχογιός) που ήταν από τα πρώτα βιβλία που διάβασα και από τα πλέον αγαπημένα μου... Ένα βιβλίο που θα μείνει για πάντα χαραγμένο στο μυαλό μου τόσο για την απίστευτη πλοκή του αλλά και τη τόση καλή γραφή του.

Όμως, «To Άρωμα» δεν είναι το μοναδικό του βιβλίο, έχει γράψει και άλλα πολλά και οι περισσότεροι αναγνώστες δεν το γνωρίζουν. Πριν λίγες ημέρες διάβασα το μικρό β
This children's book for adults definitely lives up to its promise to be a coming of age story with a strange and mysterious twist. When Mr. Sommers' seemingly endless and frantic walks through this narrator's boyhood leave us scratching our heads and asking questions about why he does what he does and what motivates him, Suskind is inviting us to ask the very same questions about ourselves. The stark telling of this dark tale (which is definitely for adults, make no mistake) reads like a parabl ...more
The writing style is absolutely absorbing! The book is one long rant of an old man as he reflects on the period's of his life that were impacted by the strange presence of one, Mr. Summer's. The narrator captures the imperfections, flaws, adventures, and emotional rollercoaster that we all experience as children. As the story progresses, it maintains it's intensely insightful explication of the experiences of youth. Although I usually hate books that use run-on sentences, I loved the narration. ...more
There are some writers whom you can just trust to deliver great stories, either in a size of a brick-heavy-book or a small choco truffel. Patrick Sueskind is one of them and he has yet to dissapoint me.

In this seemingly without plot book he managed to give me a writing so entertaining it also reminded me how playfull and acrobatic German language can be. He also succeed in such a limited pages to tell a story of a man driven to always to walk, a boy with affinity to flying and tree climbing, an
Süskind roppant röpke írása régóta várakozott már a listámon. Vágytam valami szó szerint egyszerűen nagyszerűre, ahol nincs túlragozva semmi, mégis igencsak jól van ragozva minden, ami az életben fontos lehet. Nem kellett csalódnom, mindezt hiánytalanul meg is kaptam.
Jár a maximális pont a különleges hangvétel, a különleges fordítás (!) A (nem is biztos hogy csak) néha még ma is nagyon ismerős érzések, problémák, gondolatok, küszöbök miatt. Szívem szerint, most elkezdenék egy másik történetet,
Mr. Summer's Story was a very refreshing read. I picked it out from a shelf in the library because it was skinny, short, and plain, and I read it because I discovered it had pictures. I grabbed my attention by being inconspicuous, and I wonder if this reverse psychology was intentional.
Anyways, the story of Mr. Summer is heart breaking and simple, and it is one of the rare books tat I would read again, and I am planning on buying it. I have also developed an interest in the author, and am half-
Rana Heshmati
داستانى خيال انگيز... از همان هايى كه دوستشان دارم.
و خوندنش، و ديدن اون همه تصوير هاى قشنگ سامپه، بين اين همه استرس و حال بدم، بهترين بود...
Mark Lewis
The clean, simple language through which this magical childhood story unfolds is as smooth as silk, and elegant as German prose can be. Reading Susskind's book in the original German was like strolling down familiar byways that I had first know when studying this versatile and highly literary language. The form he uses is also a good match for the themes explored in this tightly woven and approachable novella. I would go so far as to say the book reads like something meant for the oral tradition ...more
The strangest story I've read this year. Seems like narrator really fell from the tree and hit his head...
Despite the name The Story of Mr. Sommer, Mr. Sommer is barely there. It's more like that boy's life with few glimpses of lonely walker, Mr. Sommer, in the background.
But still, it gives me something to think about.
Hakan Yaman
Süskind'in bu uzun öyküsü, Günter Grass'ın "Kedi ve Fare" romanına benzer bir tat bıraktı bende. Öykünün çocuk kahramanının, sınıfta hayranı olduğu Carolina'ya hediye olarak vermeyi düşündüğü tornavida bu duyguyu beslemiş olabilir. Okurken "Kedi ve Fare"deki Mahlke'nin tornavidasını anımsadım hemen.
"Herr Sommer'in Öykü"sü bir yanıyla da J.D. Salinger'in kısa öykülerini de andırıyor. Birer şaheser yazıp ortadan kaybolan iki münzevinin birbirine benzemesine şaşmamak gerek. 20. yüzyılın en iyi 20
Jun 14, 2009 Janelle rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Janelle by: library
A quick read, it's simple and complex at the same time. Bits of childhood nostalgia sprinkled throughout. The character of Mr. Summer elicits compassion. Lovely illustrations. Despite the pics I don't recommend it to kids, it's a bit to deep for that - I'd say age 13 and up.
Le début est charmant mais très vite l'histoire devient belle, douce, tendre avec une touche humoristique.
C'est un livre qui se lit d'une traite, l'écriture est recherché, fluide et développé pour une lecture jeunesse.
On sent que c'est un enfant qui narre le récit mais la langue est assez soutenue.
Je pense qu'un adulte peut aussi bien se laisser emporter par cette histoire; bien que la fin soit triste, L'histoire ne l'est
pas car bien qur ça soit l'histoire de monsieur Sommer, c'est aussi les
Eugenio Tena
Illustrations blend perfectly with a simple yet profound and melancholic prose.....
Un caramelo suave es lo que me pareció esta historia. Después de leer el tremendo suspenso de El perfume (Süskind), La historia del señor Sommer, aunque con final triste, nos lleva con ternura por la vida de un niño que se convierte en adolescente y que a lo largo de esos años observa a un peculiar personaje. Sus vidas se cruzan en tres momentos, que terminan por ser eje en la vida del niño.
Confieso que he disfrutado la historia y que me he llevado la grata sorpresa de leer una cara oculta (al m
So, I suppose you could say I read the book. And I liked it. One of those books that actually dosen't have meaning if you don't think her over afterwards. So here's my thinking about her. In the beginig, story is fictional. It goes on about flying, climbing on very high trees, and it's very natureally. If that part of the story supposed to be someones real childhood, it's very childly imagined. And that's how most of us rembers it. I like that. The main character describes himself trough mr. Som ...more
Kitap bir çocuğun gözünden çok güzel akıyor, gizemli bir unsur da katılmış merak uyandıran, sonunu da güzel bağladı, daha ne olsun? Gerçi yazar mizahı diğer kitaplarında olduğu gibi hep iğrençliklerle sunuyor ama neyse seni de böyle kabul ediyoruz, Patrick.

>Dip Anı Not: Bu kitabı bir yolculuğumda bitirmeyi düşünüyordum ama sinirlerini aldırdığını söyleyen ve yolculuk boyunca çenesi kapanmayan bir Roman gacı yüzünden bitiremedim. Aslında benim hep yapmak istediğim şeyi yapıyordu, yolcularla öy
Die Geschichte von Herrn Sommer (The Story of Mr Summer) - Patrick Süskind

A very touching story, with much more effect than it's few pages would normally present. Süskind is a master story teller.

Quite different from Perfume and The Pigeon (Die Taube) although now that i've read all three i am getting to see what is common to them all. (See my reviews of the other two.) This book is much more natural and realistic story than the other two. I love the way Süskind gets seemingly separate parts of
I have to say I enjoyed this book. It’s a book that you could easily rush through in one sitting. It’s 127 pages long but only 100 pages of actual text. I actually read it over three days not wanting to rush it and, seriously, having just finished it I could easily have turned back to the first page and begun again. The Sommers are a mystery and the fact is that we only ever have a few facts to go on. In many children’s stories there will be a mysterious neighbour like Sommer, the one whose fron ...more
Samuel Ch.
La historia del señor Sommer es un bonito intento de literatura ambientada, con aldeas tranquilas y protagonistas sencillos pero con una inquietud interior que invita al lector a quedarse.

En este cuento no se encuentra ningún vestigio que nos recuerde que es el mismo autor que redactó El perfume, no por la ausencia de malicia y asesinatos en la anécdota, sino por el estilo cómico, agradable e ingenuo de la narración; los giros en la historia se sienten naturales, los personajes son más bien traz
Nach meiner überaus vergnüglichen Erfahrung mit Patrick Süskind und seinem Roman Das Parfum wollte ich unbedingt noch mehr von Süskind kennenlernen. Das erste was mir in der Stadtbücherei in die Hände fiel, war dieses Hörbuch (wiederum gelesen vom exzellenten Hans Korte).
Die Geschichte von Herrn Sommer ist eine gut zu lesende/hörende Erzählung, die alles in sich birgt, was Süskind auszeichnet, v.a. natürlich seine überragenden sprachlichen Fähigkeiten und sein intellektueller Stil. Freilich b
Erzählt wird diese wunderbar leichte, manchmal auch humorvolle Geschichte von einem Erwachsenen, der Rückblick auf sein Leben als kleiner Junge hält.
Wir begleiten ihn ein Stück auf seinem Weg zum Erwachsenwerden, mit all seinen Höhen und Tiefen und Wünschen.
Süskind erzählt seicht, sanft und leise, mit dem gleichen Tempo, mit welchen Herr Sommer seine ausgedehnten Wanderschaften unternimmt, rasant und schnell.
Dabei bleibt die Hintergrundmusik der Geschichte aber tragisch und nachdenklic
This novella is an accelerated Bildungsroman (there is only so much ground you can cover in 129 pages). Süskind wastes no time in wrapping his narrative fingers around pretty serious topics: loneliness, prejudice, depression, and suicide. The pervasive presence of Herr Sommer functions on both real and symbolic levels, lending weight to a book that artfully mixes lightheartedness with the narrator's relentless awareness of pathos, in both himself and others. It is notable how many sentences in t ...more
Daniel Antal
I received this booklet as a birthday present from a friend and read it in Hungarian. This is a beautiful short story, a middle aged man's recollections to his childhood with the omnipresence of Mr Sommer, a restless wanderer of the countryside and a ghost of passing away. I cannot rate the English translation, but the book itself is beautiful, touching, and given the story's contrast with Mr Sommer's light but irresistable presence, a perfect book for such an occasion that put it into my hands. ...more
Tusam D.Clide
Well, It was a short read.
So I guess I can’t complain much.
And I kinda see the whole picture here,
vaguely… not certain…
wouldn't really bet on it though.
Though I love a good ambiguity-
can’t say that is what Mr.Suskind gave me
with the story of Mr.Sommer.
I didn't hate it, once again,
It was a short read -
didn't have time to hate it.
didn't have time to love it either.
The book ended
without giving me an inch of
what I expected or wanted -
and that’s fine- you can’t always get what you want-
but …i
But who was he ? Why did he kept walking ? And why the ending was SO ? :/ so many questions left unaswered. But the pictures were really nice and helped me to get into the story even more. Loved it :)
Magda Przedmojska
This is a story of an outsider and a story of loneliness. In short words the authos is able to ask all important questions on society, belonging and missing.
A great small book full of big thoughts.
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