In Strange Gardens and Other Stories PDF/EPUB ´

In Strange Gardens and Other Stories PDF/EPUB ´ Tengo que admitir que quiz s hasta 4 o 5 de los cuentos me dejaron sin saber qu demonios pas o para qu o qu sent pero tambi n una cantidad similar me dej embelesado El resto son piezas de gran factura, enormemente disfrutables. Stamm is a documentarist, an observer and a realist He doesn t embellish human life At times his short stories seem to display well informed fragments of human existence The collection of stories does not suggest excitement It doesn t seem the author attempts to serve his reader s curiosity These are stories perfect for a reader who s willing to observe rather than engage with the characters or indeed show empathy towards them In fact, Stamm s characters often seem to be missing from the Stamm is a documentarist, an observer and a realist He doesn t embellish human life At times his short stories seem to display well informed fragments of human existence The collection of stories does not suggest excitement It doesn t seem the author attempts to serve his reader s curiosity These are stories perfect for a reader who s willing to observe rather than engage with the characters or indeed show empathy towards them In fact, Stamm s characters often seem to be missing from the actual story The protagonists often have no names, they are he or she, sometimes, in an interesting twist, the story is told by the protagonist s neighbour The Stranger Garden Perhaps this is a reason why Stamm manages to translate the situational atmosphere equally skilfully from a man and a woman s perspective Reading these stories I often had a feeling of watching the snow fall steadily for hours on a dark evening street lit by a streetlight s warm light Stamm doesn t suggest and doesn t offer any guidance to the reader as per what to feel or to conclude about a situation he has chosen to illustrate All conclusions are individual and situational, like that feeling with the falling snow not everyone will feel the same blending of tranquility and joy as I know I will In fact, the reader may well end up having no conclusions at all about these life fragments Nevertheless, each Stamm s story bears a subtle sense of familiarity I really liked this short story collection But sometimes Stamm s stories turn a bit uncomfortable and creepy For instance there was a story called Deep Furrows about a couple with three beautiful 30 year old daughters They invited a man over and wanted him to marry one out of the three and stay forever He had to climb over the wall that surrounded their property to get eway very strange story I liked it though Did not expect something like that in here Beeindruckend, wie man mit gew hnlichen Worten so inspirierend schreiben kann Kein Wort zu viel, keins zu wenig Die Erz hlungen fangen interessant an, erleben in der Mitte einen kleinen Tiefpunkt und klettern am Ende in H hen, die andere Autoren wahrscheinlich nie erreichen werden Manchmal hat man das Gef hl, Peter Stamm ist kein Erz hler, sondern ein Seher seine Geschichten leben von den Beschreibungen des Alltagsgrau und k nnen eine merkw rdige Traurigkeit hervorrufen, gemischt mit der Fre Beeindruckend, wie man mit gew hnlichen Worten so inspirierend schreiben kann Kein Wort zu viel, keins zu wenig Die Erz hlungen fangen interessant an, erleben in der Mitte einen kleinen Tiefpunkt und klettern am Ende in H hen, die andere Autoren wahrscheinlich nie erreichen werden Manchmal hat man das Gef hl, Peter Stamm ist kein Erz hler, sondern ein Seher seine Geschichten leben von den Beschreibungen des Alltagsgrau und k nnen eine merkw rdige Traurigkeit hervorrufen, gemischt mit der Freude ber so ein gutes Buch Eines der B cher, an deren Ende ich mir w nsche, die Geschichten noch nicht zu kennen, nur, damit ich den Genuss des Herantasten an die Personen und Geschehnisse noch einmal erleben kann Eignet sich aber auch gut zum Mehrmalslesen ich ziehe meinen nicht vorhandenen Hut und gebe offen zu, dass ich ihn um sein Talent sehr beneide hm ich lieh mir dieses buch aus der b cherei aus, weil ich auf geschichten hoffte, die stimmung widerspiegeln, die das coverfoto in mir hervorruft eine oder zwei waren es leider nur, bei denen ich diese vibes sp rte der besuch und das titelgebende in fremden g rten.von peter stamm la ich zuvor agnes , was mir sehr, sehr gefiel damals schon recht verwunderlich, weil ich diesem kurzen, knappen, abgekl rten irgendwie grauem leeren schreibstil, den man in so viel zeitgen ssischer deu hm ich lieh mir dieses buch aus der b cherei aus, weil ich auf geschichten hoffte, die stimmung widerspiegeln, die das coverfoto in mir hervorruft eine oder zwei waren es leider nur, bei denen ich diese vibes sp rte der besuch und das titelgebende in fremden g rten.von peter stamm la ich zuvor agnes , was mir sehr, sehr gefiel damals schon recht verwunderlich, weil ich diesem kurzen, knappen, abgekl rten irgendwie grauem leeren schreibstil, den man in so viel zeitgen ssischer deutscher literatur findet, nicht wirklich viel abgewinnen kann was in agnes f r mich aber irgendwie doch funktionierte, wird mir hier zu viel oder eher zu wenig ein zuviel an zuwenigem ein zeit zitat auf dem r cken meiner ausgabe bezeichnet peter stamm als meister der sprachlichen askese , doch diese askese wird mir hier irgendwie zu exzessiv eine sprache, bei jemand mit einem laubschneider jedes schm ckende stchen, das in den nachbargarten ragt, brutal abgefetzt hat, um mal metaphorisch in der n he des titels zu bleiben au erdem ich wei , dass ein mangel an anf hrungszeichen ja der hei e schei bei literarischen menschen ist, aber mich nervt das in jedem buch aufs neue james joyce ali smith verzeihe ich widerwillig diese vernachl ssigung eines meiner liebsten satzzeichen, jede r andere bekommt ein genervtes augenrollen gratis dazu Unglaublich n chtern, extrem berraschend, wundersch n ehrlich. Stranger and strangerA continuum of cold facts and discrete events some of which lead to something some erdon t The first collection in this edition are particularly stark appropriately titled Black Ice But there remains a core humanity which suggests the authorship a posture and a kind of sympathy is won for the characters, who seem unfortunately hardened to this rather thinly populated world But only in The Experiment in the second collection did I come across the callousness I d expecte Stranger and strangerA continuum of cold facts and discrete events some of which lead to something some erdon t The first collection in this edition are particularly stark appropriately titled Black Ice But there remains a core humanity which suggests the authorship a posture and a kind of sympathy is won for the characters, who seem unfortunately hardened to this rather thinly populated world But only in The Experiment in the second collection did I come across the callousness I d expected from reading Zadie Smith s review of Stamm s Seven Years The dedicatory verse to the first collection states love is the one thing the author cannot tell of, and the second collection In Strange Gardens is just perceptiblycolourful One has to admire his control There also seems to be a slight varying of tone as he moves throughout from Swedish wilds to Spanish Harlem, like some existentialist tourist guide When he visits Ireland he allows himself some magical realism., again leading to nothing Quietly engaging and shocking in turns a true masterpiece of dare I say postmodern meaninglessness With the precision of a surgeon, Peter Stamm cuts to the heart of the fragile and revealing moments of everyday lifeThey are bankers, students, mothers, or retirees They live in New York City or somewhere in Switzerland, they work in London or Riga, they cross paths in a Fado bar in Lisbon They breathe the banal routine of daily life It is to these ordinary people that Peter Stamm grants center stage in his latest collection of short stories Henry, a cowherd turned stuntman, crisscrosses the country, dreaming of meeting a woman Inger, the Dane, refuses her skimpy life and takes off for Italy Regina, so lonely in her big house since her children left and her husband passed away, discovers the world anew thanks to the Australian friend of her granddaughter, who helps Regina envision her next voyageIn these stories, Stamm s clean style expresses despair without flash, through softness and small gestures, with disarming retorts full of derision and infinite tenderness There, where life hesitates, ready to tip over with nothing yet played out is where these people and their stories exist For us, they all become exceptional Praise for Unformed Landscape Sensitive and unnerving An uncommonly intimate work, one that will remind the reader of his or her own lived experience with a greater intensity than many of the books that are published right here at homeThe New Republic Online review coming hopefullyOK quick review little time Maybe come back and addThese 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 review coming hopefullyOK quick review little time Maybe come back and addThese 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 The writing is simple and elegant and conveys a sense of ennui well, although it probably could be parodied a la Paul Bryant, as you might see from this little bit chosen at random We went back to the living room, and she got a bottle of wine from the kitchen Then she went over to the stereo, pulled a few CDs off the rack, and put them back Then she switched on the radio A Tracey Chapman song was playing I went to the bathroom..recommended if you like that sort of thing I do

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