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by Peter Stamm
Seven years, Peter Stamm ; translated by Michael Hofmann. I hadn’t seen Antje for almost twenty years, and even so I recognized her right away. She must be about sixty, but her face was still youthful. Well, she said, and kissed me on both cheeks.
Seven years, Peter Stamm ; translated by Michael Hofmann. p. cm. eISBN: 978-1-59051-395-8 1. Married people - Fiction.
Seven Years by Peter Stamm is the most unrelentingly depressing novel I have ever read. This is a novel of ordinary, basically good middle-class people living in Munich who have no passions, no interests, no love, even for their child
Seven Years by Peter Stamm is the most unrelentingly depressing novel I have ever read. This is a novel of ordinary, basically good middle-class people living in Munich who have no passions, no interests, no love, even for their child. There is no violence, only mild sex, no events to remember in this novel.
After a while she said she had thought it couldn’t get any worse. Is it so bad then?, I asked. What do you think? Try and put yourself in her shoes. What do you think? Try and put yourself in her shoes eases, and ends up paying her for it too. She gets pregnant, and hopes they will now start a family together, instead of which he takes her baby away from her, and she’s left with nothing. I said I had recently heard a sentence in a film that made sense to me: you are what you love, not who loves you. I need to think about that, said Antje, and she filled up her glass.
In his recent novel, SEVEN YEARS, Swiss author Peter Stamm explores the complications of intimate human emotions and relationships, seen primarily from the perspective of the man in the middle. While at first glance the story has not much new to offer, Stamm's writing is in unexpected ways catching; his ability to reflect, through the mind of his character Alex, on deeper layers of the human psyche, is meaningful and thought provoking beyond the actual story.
Following the publication of the widely acclaimed novel Seven Years comes a trove of stories from the Swiss master Peter Stamm.
Alex has spent the majority of his adult life between two very different women-and he can't make up his mind. Sonia, his wife and business partner, is everything a man would want. Intelligent, gorgeous, charming, and ambitious, she worked tirelessly alongside him to open their architecture firm and to build a life of luxury. Following the publication of the widely acclaimed novel Seven Years comes a trove of stories from the Swiss master Peter Stamm. They all possess the traits that have built Stamm's reputation: the directness of the prose, the deceptive surface simplicity of the narratives, and deep psychological insight into the existential dilemmas of contemporary life.
Peter Stamm (born January 18, 1963 in Münsterlingen) is a Swiss writer. For his entire body of work and his accomplishments in fiction, he was short-listed for the Man Booker International Prize in 2013, and in 2014 he won the prestigious Friedrich Hölderlin Prize.
Halfway through Peter Stamm's new novel, Seven Years, an extraordinary moment occurs. The narrator, Alex, is remembering being with Sonia, the young woman who had just agreed to marry him. "We stood next to each other in the bathroom and looked at ourselves in the mirror.
Before Peter Stamm emerged as one of Europe’s most exciting writers, he worked, for nearly a decade, as an. .
But although Stamm has left this career behind, the characters in his novels and short stories often act and think like bookkeepers, calculating their experiences in terms of ratios and costs, gains and losses. Ultimately, Alex doesn’t feel at home with any woman - or anyone. While Sonia may be the ideal wife, she is, in a sense, a project.
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Seven Years - Peter Stamm. I thought the plot was tedious and oppressive, the characters deeply unlikeable, and the prose stylistically barren.