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La historia del señor Sommer

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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
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Paperback, 133 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Seix Barral (first published January 1st 1991)
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Miguel
Dec 09, 2014 Miguel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Oscar
Jun 09, 2016 Oscar rated it liked it
‘La historia del señor Sommer’ (Die Geschichte von Herrn Sömmer, 1991), del escritor Patrick Süskind, nos narra las andanzas del protagonista desde su niñez hasta su adolescencia. Nos cuenta su infancia, repleta de momentos memorables (desde el punto de vista de un niño), su afición a trepar a los árboles, su acercamiento a una compañera de clase, los malos ratos durante las clases de piano, todo ello con la figura del señor Sommer de fondo., un excéntrico vecino del pueblo que no habla con nadi ...more
Carmo Santos
Jan 03, 2014 Carmo Santos rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alemanha
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
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Lurker
Jun 28, 2015 Lurker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
دنیای کتاب دنیای جالبیه. درست لحظه ای که فکر میکنی دیگه هیچ کتابی نمیتونه حیرت زده ت کنه، یه کتاب 100 صفحه ای مث "سرگذشت آقای زومر" پیدا ميشه که ثابت میکنه اشتباه میکردی!
Reinhold
Dec 11, 2008 Reinhold rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: belletristik
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
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Jean-Paul Werner Walshaw-Sauter
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
Ahmad Sharabiani
Die Geschichte von Herrn Sommer=The story of Mr.Sommer=L'histoire de monsieur sommer, Patrick Süskind
عنوان: داستان آقای سامر؛ پاتریک سوس کیند؛ مترجم: ایرج افشار؛ مشهد، واسع، 1380، در 73 ص؛ شابک: 9649315446؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان آلمانی قرن 20 م

عنوان: داستان آقای سومر؛ پاتریک سوسکیند؛ سامپه؛ مترجم: رویا خویی؛ تهران، چاپ و نشر نظر، 1389، در 104 ص؛ مصور؛ شابک: 9786001520129؛

عنوان: سرگذشت آقای زومر (سامر)، نویسنده: پاتریک زوسکینت (زوسکیند)، دارای 22 تصویر رنگی از ژان ـ ژاک سامپه، ترجمهی احمد
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Caleigh
Jan 07, 2014 Caleigh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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-
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Vasileios
Mar 22, 2013 Vasileios rated it liked it
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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
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Stephanie
May 01, 2012 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
astried
Nov 12, 2011 astried rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: auf-deutsch, 2011
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
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Anna
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.
Hm.
But still, it gives me something to think about.
Miamona
May 04, 2015 Miamona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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,
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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...
Francisco Mouraz
Oct 28, 2015 Francisco Mouraz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vida e Morte. Duas histórias opostas que se vão cruzando pontualmente, uma na voz de um adolescente que traça um delicioso retrato coming of age que podia ser o de qualquer um de nós, e outra na figura do Senhor Sommer para nos lembrar que nem calcorreando o mundo sem parar podemos fugir do nosso destino.
Elise
Nov 13, 2013 Elise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-at-library
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
Mark Lewis
Mar 15, 2014 Mark Lewis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Leah
Mar 21, 2016 Leah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: german-literatur
Patrick Süskind is undisputedly the master of beautiful language and words. And master in writing stories kinda sad but still so satisfyingly beautiful.
David James
Aug 18, 2015 David James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
Süskind, Patrick. The Story of Mr Sommer

The novella’s title is perfectly accurate, this is indeed the story of Mr Sommer, from his entry into the village community to his final exit [no spoilers!]. But the reader is merely told by the boy narrator that Mr Sommer was obsessed by walking, fast and with a long stick, through the countryside, taking huge strides around the lake and speaking to nobody unless provoked into confessing that he was too busy and must get on with his task - that of walking
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Mariana
Dec 24, 2015 Mariana rated it really liked it
Cuando me traje de una reunión este libro fue por dos cosas, primero por el autor, y segundo por las ilustraciones.
Mi alma de niña disfrutó mucho con los “dibujitos” de Sempé tan simples, con colores suaves y tan tiernos que me llegaron al corazón.
La novela te mete dentro de la cabeza de un adulto que recuerda su niñez en un pueblo donde hay un extraño personaje, el señor Sommer. Es un hombre extraño, siempre con bastón y mochila, que dedica su vida a caminar sin cesar de la mañana a la noch
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Hakan Yaman
Jan 22, 2014 Hakan Yaman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Janelle
Jun 14, 2009 Janelle rated it really liked it  ·  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.
Jürgen Vogel
Oct 13, 2015 Jürgen Vogel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eine ganz wunderbare Geschichte, in welcher der Autor seinen Erzähler zurück in die Kindheit blicken lässt. Eigentlich will der die Geschichte von Herrn Sommer erzählen, einem merkwürdigen Einzelgänger, der von einer ständigen Unruhe getrieben wird. Schon ganz zu Anfang aber schweift er ab und konfrontiert den Leser mit seinen ganz persönlichen Erlebnissen. Von einer ersten Verliebtheit, über Klavierstunden bei Fräulein Funkel, bis hin zu dem nicht vorhandenen Fernsehapparat im eigenen Zuhause e ...more
Eugenio Tena
Jun 06, 2013 Eugenio Tena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Illustrations blend perfectly with a simple yet profound and melancholic prose.....
Safura
Dec 22, 2012 Safura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
زبان داستان شگفت انگیز است. نقاشی های سامپه هم بسیار دلنشین. کتاب جمع و جور عزیزی است.ا
Dulce
Feb 26, 2015 Dulce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Neina
Dec 29, 2008 Neina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Figi
Aug 27, 2013 Figi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jukka
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
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Jim
Apr 23, 2011 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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From 1968-1974 he studied medieval and modern history in Munich and Aix-en-Provence. In the '80s he worked as a screenwriter, for Kir Royal and Monaco Franze among others.

After spending the 1970s writing what he has characterized as “short unpublished prose pieces and longer un-produced screenplays”, Patrick Süskind was catapulted to fame in the 1980s by the monodrama Der Kontrabass [The Double B
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