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In a small town on the Baltic coast, in a community steeped in
maritime industries and local mores, a teenager falls in love with his
English professor. Christian looks older than his years, Stella younger
than hers. The summer they spend together is filled with boat rides
to Bird Island, secret walks on the beach, and furtive glances. The
emotions that blossom between Christia
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ebook, 130 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by Other Press (first published 2008)
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Uyuyan Adam / Engin Türkgeldi
Açıkçası pek bir beklentim olmadan, sadece Alman edebiyatından uzun süredir kitap okumamış olduğumu farkettiğim için almıştım bu kitabı. Fakat benden 5 yıldızı koparmayı başardı.

Benim için kimi kitaplar kurguları ve barındırdıkları düşüncelerle, kimisi dili, kimisi unutulmaz karakterleri ile önplana çıkar. 'Saygı Duruşu'nda ise hiçbiri yok. Fakat iyisine rastlamanın zor olduğu yoğun bir duygusallık ve şiirsellik hakim. Bu iki kavramı bir arada düşününce akla tumturaklı sözler, yapış yapış bir d
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Λίνα Θωμάρεη
Λοιπόν... όταν διάβασα την υπόθεση στο οπισθόφυλλο πίστευα ότι δεν θα μου αρέσει....
Πίστευα κιόλας ότι το βιβλίο μιλάει για παιδεραστία, καθώς ο αφηγητής μας είναι ο Κριστιάν, ένα μαθητής Λυκείου ο οποίος αναπτύζει μία ερωτική σχέση με την καθηγήτρια των Αγγλικών του.
Τώρα που το έχω τελειώσει πιστεύω ότι ήταν μια βαθιά, συγκινητική εξομολόγηση/αφήγηση για έναν έρωτα μονόπλευρο? που τελείωσε τόσο νωρίς και τόσο άδικα.
Ένα ακόμα που μου άρεσε ήταν ότι η αφήγηση γινόταν από το κύριο πρόσωπο της ιστο
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Jonfaith
Jun 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Forget Prince Albert, Stella is littered with English traces. There are whiffs of The End of the Affair and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. I'd like to conclude that Herr Lenz made this as an homage to his friend W.G. Sebald, another German steeped in English traditions. The plot is rather linear and self-evident. A teacher of English at a coastal German school has died. One of her students grieves and recalls their relationship, one more intimate than one would guess. The paragraphs are dynamic, ...more
Damla Sahin
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Saygı Duruşu, çok uzun zaman aklımdan çıkmayacak bir hikaye olarak aklıma kazındı!
Size birçok duyguyu aynı anda yaşatan huzursuz ama aşk dolu, mutsuz ama umutlu bir hikayesi var. Sonuna doğru okurken gözlerim doldu.
Konusuyla ilgiki detaya girmek istemiyorum. Kesinlikle okumalısınız.
Vincent Odhiambo
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Sometimes it is the silences within a story that make the story and as paradoxical as that might sound, reading Lenz only reinforces that notion. The German edition of this book translates to A Minute of Silence, the opening scene is of a school assembly paying homage to a departed teacher. It is an almost indifferent story, not a sad one at all, the gradually building melancholic tone notwithstanding. An eighteen year old boy falls in love with his English teacher, a twenty five year old Englis ...more
Cem Binbir
Dec 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Siegfried Lenz'in bu kitabı bize okuma süresi boyunca yoğun bir duygusallık vaat ediyor. Çok ilginç bir kurgusu, akla kazınacak karakter derinlikleri olmasa da, son sayfayı çevirdikten sonra bu anlatının sizde iz bıraktığını hissedeceksiniz. İlk bakışta sade dille yazılmış bir aşk romanı havasında olsa da, yazar bunun yanında bize hüznün farklı tonlarını, farklı kaynaklarını sunuyor.

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Linda
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
'Novelle over een kortstondige, tragisch aflopende liefde tussen de 18-jarige Christian en Stella, zijn lerares Engels. Het sfeervolle en poëtisch vertelde verhaal speelt zich af tegen de achtergrond van een zomers, Duits vissersplaatsje aan de Oostzee. Het begint met een herdenkingsbijeenkomst van de school voor de lerares .' Eén lange overpeinzing van Christian tijdens de minuut stilte voor de lerares Engels.
Zeer mooi boekje
Jasmin
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels
Ich wünschte wir hätten Bücher wie dieses im Deutsch-Leistungskurs behandelt statt die ewig langweiligen alten Kamellen. So ein wunderschön poetisches Werk.
Gerti
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished, klassisch
Ein wundervolles Buch, traurig aber voller Poesie.
AnnaKarenina
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Sometimes silence can be gold.

As a huge Lenz fan, this was a book I read despite the fact, that I usually do not read love stories. Gladly I did it. The book tells us a story of love between a young teacher and her student. A careful love, a fragile love. Lenz as usually takes care of narrating the story careful, he also treats his main characters with love and respect, which makes the reading very easy and enjoyable. Only Lenz can take you to the beach while reading, his love for details is the
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Cem
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kah matem seramonisindeyiz,kah yakın geçmişteki tatlı aşk başlangıcının anılarında; devamı ne yazık ki gelmeyecek olan.
Yeni tanıştım Siegfried Lenz'le.İyi ki de tanışmışım.
Dingin,hüzünlü,buram buram deniz kokan,ama bir o kadar da durağan olmayan bir anlatım,baştan sona dek...
Lilli's Books
Mal etwas ganz anderes, das zum einen zum Nachdenken annregt und es schafft durch eine ganz eigene Atmosphäre einen in den Bann zu ziehen. Hier viel mir die Bewertung sehr schwer, denn es hat mich zwar schon unterhalten und war auf seine Weise etwas ganz besonderes. Dennoch war es nicht mein Buch. Ich kann verstehen, warum es anderen gefallen wird, aber für mich selbst war es zu "seltsam" wenn man das so sagen kann.
Zeynep Dilara
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dünyanın en naif ve sade romanı, kısacık bir şey ama yaşattığı onlarca duygu var. Bayıldım, bayıldım!
Кремена Михайлова
Минута мълчание

„Ще занеса цветята в хижата на орнитолога, ще ги оставя да изсъхнат и те винаги ще бъдат на това място, превърнало се в наш съучастник. Всичко ще бъде на това място и ще остане там. През ваканцията ще се настаня там и ще спя на леглото от морска трева, в съня ми ще се приближим един до друг, гърдите ти, Стела, ще докосват гърба ми, аз ще се обърна към теб, ще те галя и ще се върне всичко, което се е запазило в спомените. Това, което принадлежи на миналото, все пак се е случило и щ
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Laurent
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bijzonder innemende novelle over de liefde tussen een eindejaarsleerling en zijn bevallige lerares Engels. Klassieke opbouw, maar zinderend dankzij de zinrijke beeldvorming over de jeugd, de liefde, de visserij en de zee. Strak geschreven, gebalde perfectie.
Rıdvan
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bir aşk hikayesi..
Öyle inanılmaz, dramatik, kahramanca, fedakarca yaşanmış bir hikaye değil.
Gerçekten gerçek bir hikaye.
İnanılası.
O yüzden bir romandan çok bir anıymışçasına okunuyor.
Çok güzel.
Fatma
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5
Tek bir duygunun ele geçirdiği bir kitap.

Aşık olma kavramının yeniden altını çizen Saygı Duruşu, ana karakterin hem dış etkenlerin hem de kendi benliğindeki tartışmaların arasında durduğu saf hali adeta siyah beyaz bir festival filmi havasında okuyoruz.
*Hikayeyi Olafur Arnalds'ın Trance Frendz albümü dinlenilerek okunması tavsiye edilir. Şiddetle.

Devamı için Kitap Sayfaları'nı ziyaret edebilirsiniz.
Aysegul
Aslında kitap gayet güzel yazılmış kısa ve içerisinde müzikleriyle, başka kitaplarla ilgili verdiği bilgilerle ve orijinal hali ile bırakılmış İngilizce cümlelerle çok hoş iz bırakan bir kitap ama beni çok fazla içine çekmeyi başaramadı kitabın daha ortalarında sonunda olabilecekleri fazlasıyla tahmin ettim ve yaşanılan o duygu seline çok fazla kapılamadım. Neden bilmiyorum bana Türk dizilerinde sıkça gördüğümüz aşk hikayelerinden pek farklı gelmedi. Gene de bir çırpıda okunacak güzel bir kitap.
Friederike
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not a good book to read on a commute train to work. Cause it moved me to tears.

Beautiful love story with the only possible ending.
Ronja
Jul 18, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I don't like about this book

*using words that are not understandable for someone who is not living at the sea or was not living at that time

*using patterns of behaviour I can't identify with

*characters and their feeling unreproducible (suddenly there is something going on...how?)

*defintetly too much harmony, perfectness and corniness (oh come on, the fish thingy in the restaurant was so...ugh)

Reading my points I feel like I am too stupid for 'classics'. I am not. I understand Jane Austen a
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Zazou
Jun 03, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gelezen-in-2010
In dit boekje wordt veel aangetipt en weinig uitgediept. Net als voor de lezer is het ook voor Christian een raadsel in welke relatie Stella stond tot de in het verhaal genoemde mannen en hoe Stella tegenover hém, Christian, stond.
Was het een spel van haar of zag ze toch wel wat meer in hem dan alleen maar een verliefde puber?
Het verhaal wordt door Christian verteld, over Stella wordt gesproken in de derde persoon, om dan opeens over te gaan in de tweede persoon. "Ik dronk twee glazen bier en to
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Jim Fonseca
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: german-authors
Translated from the German, this small-format 125-page novella is an easy, misty read. Its soft, understated tone reminds me of Emily L by Marquerite Duras, which I also reviewed. We know from that beginning that a German youth has lost his lover, a young woman, a bit older than he, who was his English teacher. The book alternates between the present (the memorial service for her, held at the school – the “Minute’s Silence”) -- and the boy’s memories of his summer fling with her. His loss is all ...more
Luis Guillermo
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm very pleased with this novella.
A sad love story, and you get to know that as soon as you start reading, of a boy and his school teacher. Falling deeply in love with her - is there any other way to fall in love when you're young? -, dreaming on the future, he's forced to face a loss he has no one to share with.

"What’s past did happen, all the same, and it will last, and in the company of pain and the sorrow that goes with it, I’ll try to find what can never be brought back."
Luci
Sep 26, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful and sad. Rather visceral and in a way always just right out of reach (which can also get a little frustrating when so many things go unsaid or appear out of order). Fascinating choice to jump around in time and change who the narrator is speaking to (talking about Stella or to Stella) within the same paragraph. Like a sad and beautiful dream.
selin
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sadece anlatım dili bile bu kitabı güzel yapmaya yetiyor aslında. Üstüne bide bu hüzünlü ve kalbe dokunan hikayesiyle çok çok güzel bir kitap haline gelmiş.. Okuduğum en naif en güzel anlatım diline sahip kitap olabilir kesinlikle. Hüzün çöktü üstüme, çok güzeldi. Erkek karakterin kadın karaktere seslenişi içime dokundu resmen
Heleen
Jan 24, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Een raamvertelling. Tijdens er herdenkingsbijeenkomst voor zijn gestorven lerares herinnert een leerling hun korte, verborgen verhouding. Er gebeurt niets bijzonders, er zijn geen veroordelingen of afwijzingen die het paar in moeilijkheden brengt. Het blijft allemaal wat algemeen en vaag.
Anka Räubertochter
Niemand schreibt so schön wie Lenz!
Rubén Mánuel-Briseño
Espectacular. Un grande de la literatura alemana hace gala de grandes talentos para una hermosa historia de amor.
Entiendo por qué se llama a las nouvelle nouvelles. Se leen de una sentada.
Allyssa Thompson
Mar 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well written story of first love. It is a simple story with a sad heartbreak. A quick touching story. I loved this quick read.
Hil Al
Aug 19, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
"...denn vorher war mir nicht bewusst geworden, das, was verlorenging, zu besitzen."
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Siegfried Lenz (1926 - 2014) was a German author who wrote twelve novels and produced several collections of short stories, essays, and plays for radio and the theatre. He was awarded the Goethe Prize in Frankfurt-am-Main on the 250th Anniversary of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's birth. Lenz and his wife, Liselotte, also exchanged over 100 letters with Paul Celan and his wife, Gisèle Lestrange betwe ...more
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“Колкото по-дълго съзерцавах снимката ти, Стела, тя толкова по-тайнствено сякаш оживяваше, понякога мислех, че ми намигаш в безмълвно разбирателство, така, както го очаквах в първия час по английски език след лятната ваканция. Да, Стела, очаквах, че в клас ще се разбираме по таен, незабележим начин; когато влезе в стаята и ние станахме, едва ли някой бе по-напрегнат от мен.” 0 likes
“Устремно, усуквайки тела, се бяхме насочили към по-дълбокото, посягахме един към друг, дръпнах я към себе си, притиснах се до тялото ѝ и я задържах в прегръдките си. Това учудване, никога няма да забравя този учуден поглед и това щастливо съгласие. Като че само това бяха чакали, телата ни се притиснаха едно към друго. Смеехме се, когато водното течение ни разлюля, посочих към двата червени, разкъсани от вятъра флага – бяха парцали, – които предупреждаваха за опъната мрежа за змиорки, извиках:
– Хайде, Стела, ела да плуваме до флаговете и обратно, който спечели, има право да си пожелае нещо.”
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