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Blitzeis

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  159 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Nach seinem fulminanten und mehrfach ausgezeichnetem Debüt Agnes, einem vielschichtigen Roman über Identität, legt Peter Stamm einen schmalen Band mit neun Erzählungen nach. Seinem bewährten kurzen, knappen, lakonischen Stil bleibt er in seinen Stories treu. Die Sätze sind bis aufs Skelett abgemagert, da gibt es nicht ein Gramm einer überflüssigen Beschreibung.

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Unknown Binding, 135 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Arche
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Jfmarhuenda
Peter Stamm ofrece en Lluvia de hielo, un conjunto de 9 relatos de diversa temática y extensión. El nexo común entre ambos es doble. En todos los relatos la utilización del lenguaje es precisa y concisa, no dando opción a ningún tipo de recreación. Se va a lo directo y lo que no se cuenta se espera que se lo imagine el lector. Este es uno de los puntos fuertes del libro. Los silencios y los entredichos son tan importantes como las palabras.


En segundo lugar, todos los relatos están atravesados de
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Tim
Jul 13, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature-swiss
Stamm vermag mich nach Agnes auch mit dieser Ansammlung von eher uninteressanten Kurzgeschichten nicht zu überzeugen.
Elena
I bought it for the cover, so I can't very well complain now, can I? But these stories are faithful representations of the dreary life of a young swiss male with work, health, friends and family, and I can't seem to muster much sympathy. Not to mention that a number of them never or just barely graduate from situation to story. It's difficult not to ask "and why are you're telling me this again?"
Some reviews feature comparisons with Camus, Existentialism, Nihilism, Absurdism and oder isms; well
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Esther
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Je mehr Stamm ich lese, desto mehr erkenne ich seinen Stil (nie ein Wort zu viel, elegant und poetisch) und seine favoriten Themen (Alienation, reisende Schweizer, das Suchen nach/nicht Finden von einer Zuhause). Immer wieder sind seine Geschichten geprägt von einer großen Traurigkeit und tiefer Melancholie. Und immer wieder weißt Stamm genau die perfekte Lage für die Handlungen zu wählen und die Geschichte zum richtigen Zeitpunkt zu beenden.

Tja, kann nur das Folgende sagen: Ich bin großer Fan.
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Carlos
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
El reproche mayor que los críticos le hacen a Peter Stamm es su “falta de tributo” a la tradición literaria alemana: ese manejo del lenguaje tan copioso –laberíntico, incluso– que hallamos entre los Thomas (Mann y Bernhard) pero que viene desde que Goethe reconstituyó el mito mefistofélico.
No obstante, apologistas como Javier Aparicio Maydeu afirman que en la prosa de Stamm “no encontrará el lector ni una sola palabra rebuscada, ni tampoco una sola palabra de más, porque su obra es el resultado
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Katie
Apr 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: german-fiction
An interesting ensemble of understated stories chronicling different aspects of alienation, displacement, disonnection... Your standard German-language (I think in this case the author is Swiss) fiction fare, you might say. This one is from a slightly younger generation, has a slighter lighter touch, I appreciated the simple purity of his language, reminiscent of The Reader's Bernhard Schlink, and the international perspective, and the way the stories work together synergistically. In the end I ...more
julieta
Aug 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: europa
No me pude enamorar de estos cuentos, porque había algo que siempre me faltaba. O imágenes un poco más variadas, si, veo que la onda que tiene es ser frío, y contar las cosas sin aparentar sentimientos. No se, un narrador super desconectado, y personajes desconectados. No entiendo el punto en alguna de las cosas que suceden, y me aburre que todos los personajes parecen estar haciendo lo mismo. Y las cosas supuestamente sorprendentes, no me lo parecen tanto. Igual estaría dispuesta a intentar lee ...more
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Aug 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Más que un libro de cuentos, lo sentí como un anecdotario; casi como apuntes de episodios. Sólo he leído "Agnes" de Peter Stamm, y a juzgar por este par de libritos brevísimos, tal parece que al señor Stamm le va mejor la novela que con el cuento. Hace falta leerlo más, y quiero leerlo más. Un libro bueno a secas, quizás si eres fan de Carver te puede gustar, aunque con mucha más frialdad y desolación.
Danae
Jun 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mi favorito: "A la deriva".
MauroMC
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short stories, beautiful style. Fine literature.
Lina
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
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Julián María
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
The book is like his characters: Cold outside, but with something very warm trapped inside.
(Maybe in a scandinavian way, despite that he is swiss)
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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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