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An einem Tag wie diesem A new novel of artful understatement about mortality estrangement and the absurdity of life from the acclaimed author of Unformed Landscape and In Strange GardensOn a day like any other Andreas changes his life When a routine doctor’s visit leads to an unexpected prognosis a great yearning takes hold of him—but who can tell if it is homesickness or wanderlust Andreas leaves everything behind sells his Paris apartment; cuts off all social ties; uits his teaching job; and waves goodbye to his days spent idly sitting in cafes—to look for a woman he once loved half a lifetime ago The monotony of days has been keeping him in check; now he hopes for a miracle and for a new beginning Andreas’ travels lead him back to the province of his youth back to his hometown in Switzerland where he returns to familiar streets where his brother still lives in their childhood home and where Fabienne a woman he was obsessed with in his youth visits the same lake they once swam in together Andreas still consumed with longing for his lost love and blinded by the uncertainty of his future is tormented by the uestion of what might have been if things had happened differently Peter Stamm has been praised as a “stylistic ascetic” and his prose as “distinguished by lapidary expression telegraphic terseness and finely tuned sensitivity” Bookforum In On a Day Like This Stamm’s unobtrusive observational style allows us to journey with our antihero through his crises of banality of living in his empty world and the realization that life is finite—that one must live it as long as that is possiblePraise 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 home” —The New Republic Online“If Albert Camus had lived in an age when people in remote Norwegian fishing villages had e mail he might have written a novel like this”—The New Yorker“Unformed Landscape has a refreshing purity a lack of delusion a lack of hype”—Los Angeles Times


10 thoughts on “An einem Tag wie diesem

  1. says:

    This is my favourite Stamm A wry laconic deeply phobic and very funny account of a man's dealing with work and women


  2. says:

    The challenge with this novel is to care The story suggests the main character Andreas is about forty He spent eighteen years in Paris teaching and now he wonders why His life has been empty without purpose or affect He is handsome so he has had ample sex but no emotional ties No tie


  3. says:

    A novel about a Swiss native Andreas in his 40's who teaches and lives in Paris In the first chapter his girlfriend comments on his emptiness Her observation is supported as we learn about his life; he lives in a sparse apartment has few friends is detached from his job has lost cont


  4. says:

    Only Connect On second thoughts don't botherThere can be something bracing about Peter Stamm's ice cold objectivity Andreas loved the empty mornings when he would stand by the window with a cup of coffee in one hand and a cigarette in the other and stare down at the small tidy courtyar


  5. says:

    This is just my second novel by Peter Stamm but he might become my favorite contemporary author writing in German His stories are unexceptional the characters are average people experiencing everyday occurences But there are cracks in the surface The ordinary settled life is an illusion


  6. says:

    At first I was reminded of the main character in Night Train to Lisbon whom I liked Can't give this one three stars because I went from feeling neutral about Andreas here to not liking him much by the end Setting and description are well done but I guess it's a matter of lacking European


  7. says:

    Well this book was very depressing but at the same I did enjoy itI appreciate the fact that Stamm set out to write a story and while accomplishing this also wrote about why we turn to stories He wrote about nostalgia in an extremely focused way that I appreciated and he was careful with h


  8. says:

    Everything would be much easier if you could see yourself as a victim he thought a victim of your childhood of fate of the people you had grown up among and finally too as victim of illness But in order to feel himself a victim he had to believe in the possibility of another better life An


  9. says:

    I'm a fan of Peter Stamm's short stories especially the collection We're Flying and thought I'd try some longer fiction This novel reads uickly and feels almost like a long short story Andreas a teacher of German in a school outside Paris is floating through his life when he's caught unawar


  10. says:

    I think this author is better at writing short stories I read this book because of a collection of short stories contained in his book We're Flying I have Agnes and plan to read it but I hope it's better than On a Day Like This ODLT seemed to ramble on and switch characters in a way that was


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