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The Resource The sweet indifference of the world, Peter Stamm ; translated from the German by Michael Hofmann

The sweet indifference of the world, Peter Stamm ; translated from the German by Michael Hofmann

Label
The sweet indifference of the world
Title
The sweet indifference of the world
Statement of responsibility
Peter Stamm ; translated from the German by Michael Hofmann
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"In this alluring, melancholic novel--Peter Stamm at his best--a writer haunted by his double blurs the line between past and present, fiction and reality, in his attempt to outrun the unknown. Lena is a young actress in Stockholm. Christoph writes her a message. He wants to meet her. He just indicates where and when and that he wants to tell her a story. She must have wondered about such a note. They meet, go for a walk and he tells her that he wrote a book, just the one. Lena says her boyfriend is also a writer, writing his first novel. He knows, he says: 'That's why I want to tell you my story.' This story changed Christoph's life and will call into question everything that Lena has taken for granted until now. Twenty years ago, Christoph loved a woman who resembled Lena, who is in fact just the same. He knows about the life she leads, knows what still lies ahead of her. And so begins a uniquely existential game of past and present that will leave no one unharmed. In the terse and precise language that is his hallmark, Peter Stamm explores a fundamental question: Can we escape our destiny, or must we come to terms with the sweet indifference of the world?"--
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1963-
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Stamm, Peter
Dewey number
833/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2681.T3234
LC item number
S2613 2020
Literary form
fiction
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1957 August 25-
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Hofmann, Michael
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  • Young women
  • Older men
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Memory
Target audience
adult
Label
The sweet indifference of the world, Peter Stamm ; translated from the German by Michael Hofmann
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in German as Die sanfte Gleichgültigkeit der Welt in 2018 by S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
123 pages
Isbn
9781590519790
Lccn
2019005601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1089841487
  • 2395880
Label
The sweet indifference of the world, Peter Stamm ; translated from the German by Michael Hofmann
Publication
Note
"Originally published in German as Die sanfte Gleichgültigkeit der Welt in 2018 by S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
123 pages
Isbn
9781590519790
Lccn
2019005601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1089841487
  • 2395880

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