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In Strange Gardens and Other Stories free pdf With the precision of a surgeon, Peter Stamm cuts to the heart of the fragile and revealing moments of everyday life.
They 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 voyage.
In 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.

About Peter Stamm

Peter Stamm Peter Stamm was born in 1963, in Weinfelden, Switzerland. He is the author of the novel, "Agnes" (1998), and numerous short stories and radio plays. He lives outside of Zurich. Michael Hofmann Michael Hofmann has translated Bertolt Brecht, Joseph Roth, Patrick S, Herta Mueller, and Franz Kafka. He won the Translators' Association's Schlegel-Tieck Prize twice in 1988 for his adaptation of "The Double Bass" by Patrick S (1987), and in 1993 for his rendering of Wolfgang Koeppen's "Death in Rome" (1992). In 1999 he won the PEN/Book of the Month Club Translation Prize for "The String of Pearls." His translation of his father's novel "The Film Explainer," by Gert Hofmann, won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 1995. He has written and translated more than 35 books, winning eight awards for his translations and his poetry.

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Author : Peter Stamm
Publisher : Other Press (NY)
Data Published : 01 April 2006
ISBN : 1590511697
EAN : 9781590511695
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 243 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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