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

Stamm, Peter, 1963- (author.). Hofmann, Michael, 1957- (translator.).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781590519790
  • ISBN: 1590519795
  • Physical Description: 123 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Other Press, [2020]

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General Note:
"Originally published in German as Die sanfte Gleichgültigkeit der Welt in 2018 by S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main."
Summary, etc.:
"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?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Young women > Fiction.
Older men > Fiction.
Fate and fatalism > Fiction.
Memory > Fiction.

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