Vi møder syv kvinder som ligner hinanden: de er i trediverne, storbymennesker som glider ind og ud af kærlighedsforhold og desperat forsøger at holde fast i noget i en verden hvor intet. » — Die Welt Al kærligheds begyndelse. Alice is the central figure in these five inter-connected narratives, which tell of her life at times of loss. Set in the cold countries Iceland, Norway , these stories also seemed to me a bit cold and dark. Δεν είναι καθόλου κακή πάντως η συλλογή της Χέρμαν - οι όχι πολλές βιβλιοκριτικές στα ελληνικά που βρήκα είναι εγκωμιαστικές.
Each character seems to be going through the motions of life while lost in doubt. I sine nye fortællinger finder hun lige så koncentreret. As with the Venice episode, the simplest material turns out to be the most emotionally affecting, with a quietly calibrated perf by Karina Plachetka the heartbroken g. »Vi har fået en ny forfatter,« skrev kritikerne, »en fremragende forfatter. The betrayal in 'Ruth Freundinnen ' is, as discussed, a particularly nasty one, and even in 'Acqua Alta' the seemingly passive protagonist comes across as a selfish, childish woman. The voice of 'Wohin des Wegs' 'Where Are You Going? Nichts als Gespenster is a much darker book, in many ways even more so than Alice. Even the men who aren't trying to assert their dominance are such large, loud characters like Jonas in the Icelandic-set story 'Kaltblau' 'Cold-Blue' that the women fade in their larger-than-life presence.
While this is a story where she's looking back at past events, there are enough clues to suggest that this will happen again to her present partner. He finds it reflects his life pretty well. In 'Acqua Alta', a depressed woman who has just turned thirty travels to Venice to meet up with her parents. The colder climes of Iceland and Berlin — both lensed in cool tones — deliver more substantial fare. In some way it feels like a European Mike Leigh but without the humour. Some of the stories touch on brilliance.
Mainly the characters left me puzzled since I couldn't really reason their behavior and actions. Η τέταρτη, που εντάξει ήταν, με την τρίτη και ούτω καθεξής. The brilliant second collection of stories from Germany's answer to Zadie Smith. Last year, I also tried and enjoyed her first book, , so it was only a matter of time before I got around to her only other work of fiction. We join many of these characters just as they have stopped communicating; the talking has stopped and the women, with their lives in stasis, have become watchful and disappointed and are starting to turn their gaze elsewhere. This female passivity pervades the book, and many readers might be put off by the constant macho displays. Melancholic, slow, quiet, and full of heartache and cigarettes.
Now in Hermann's second collection, 'Nothing but Ghosts', that generation has moved on, grown up perhaps, and the women have indeed found boyfriends but the relationships, described here with painstaking honesty, are all on the turn in some way and have passed their first flush of romantic love. On finishing the collection though, the dominant idea for me was the collection of strong, overbearing men. We join many of these characters just as they have stopped communicating; the talking has stopped and the women, with their lives in stasis, have become watchful and disappointed and are starting to turn their gaze elsewhere… Αρχικά ενθουσιάστηκα. When someone very close to you dies your whole life changes. The focus is on travel and seeing new places, but Hermann's protagonists are far from being happy travellers. Hermann is apparently one of the so-called Wundermädchen of this generation of German writers - clearl Beautiful stories, not sure they've ever been translated into English, but a few of them have been turned into short films, which I'm vying to see. Like us, Judith Hermann's characters have no defence against.
Hun lider af flyskræk, og han holder hende i hånden. Suddenly it is no longer possible to say what the person looked like, how he spoke, cursed, smiled, how he lived his life. Novellerne, indhyllet i melankoli, har ofte storbyer og hovedstader som kulisse: Norge, Italien, Tjekkoslovakiet, Island. In some way it feels like a European Mike Leigh but without the humour. » — Politiken 5 hjerter «Hun er en af de vigtigste forfattere de senere år, hendes talent er enormt, og hendes stemme kan ikke forveksles med nogen anden.
Each could be each other, only the settings really change. Hun skriver dygtigt og overbevisende om menneskelige relationer: om ulykkelig kærlighed, venskaber, ensomhed, rastløshed, erindring, og ikke mindst rejser — som mange af hendes karakterer, ofte spontant og med kort varsel, tager på for at komme væk fra hverdagens trivialiteter. I had such a hard time letting go of a few of the characters, wonder how much of this had to do with the level of difficulty I had reading this one; well beyond my level in German but a good exercise. Za ovu knjigu bez da koga obeshrabim Tako čudna knjiga, nakon prvog poglavlja ništa vam nije jasno, ali kada nastavite čitati shvatite otprilike što je poanta i što se zapravo željelo reći ovim djelom. Αντιθέτως, οι άνθρωποι μοιάζαν πάντα ίδιοι, οι συνθήκες πάντα ίδιες.
Its author is a master storyteller. Produced by Andreas Eicher, Rolf-H. In the stories of Letti Park, strangers wander into ordinary lives and change them in profound yet unknowable ways. Description: 262 pages ; 22 cm Contents: Ruth Girlfriends -- Cold-Blue -- Acqua Alta -- Pimp -- Where are you going? Η δεύτερη, επίσης με άρεσε πολύ, έμοιαζε με την πρώτη. Stella is married, she has a child and a fulfilling job.
Co-producers, Frank Evers, Christian Colmorgen. Η πρώτη ιστορία με άρεσε πάρα πολύ. Trods min manglende interesse for enkelte af novellerne, er der ikke nogen vej udenom: jeg må se at få læst alt, hvad Judith Hermann har skrevet! One of the strangest stories though is the last one, 'Die Liebe zu Ari Oskarsson' 'The Love for Ari Oskarsson' , which begins with a trip to the Norwegian town of Tromsø and ends with an unusual night on the tiles. While the ending is not exactly happy, there is a glimmer of hope. Reviewed at Cannes Film Festival market , May 18, 2007. Most standard story, with the closest thing to a plot, follows Berliners Felix and Ellen August Diehl, Maria Simon , whose relationship is on the skids, driving across the U.
With: With: Maria Simon, August Diehl, Brigitte Hobmeier, Jessica Schwarz, Janek Rieke, Fritzi Haberlandt, Christine Schorn, Walter Kreye, Solveig Arnarsdottir, Ina Weisse, Wotan Wilke Moehring, Valur Freyr Einarsson, Karina Plachetka, Stipe Erceg, Chiara Schoras, Dale Dickey, Bonnie Hellman, Jack Impellizzeri, Maria Simon. Η τέταρτη, που εντάξει ήταν, με την τρίτη και ούτω καθεξής. We join many of these characters just as they have stopped communicating; the talking has stopped and the women, with their lives in stasis, have become watchful and disappointed and are starting to turn their gaze elsewhere. Now in Hermann's second collection, 'Nothing but Ghosts', that generation has moved on, grown up perhaps, and the women have indeed found boyfriends but the relationships, described here with painstaking honesty, are all on the turn in some way and have passed their first flush of romantic love. Stella, en sygeplejerske sidst i trediverne, møder Jason, en travl bygningshåndværker, i et fly. My buddy Carsten adores this book in German and found me the english translation.