Other Press (NY)
July 01, 2008
5.0 X 7.88 X 0.85 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author
Peter Stamm Peter Stamm was born in 1963, in Weinfelden, Switzerland. He is the author of the novel, Agnes (1998), and numerous short stories and radio plays. He lives outside of Zurich. Michael Hofmann Michael Hofmann has translated Bertolt Brecht, Joseph Roth, Patrick S, Herta Mueller, and Franz Kafka. He won the Translators' Association's Schlegel-Tieck Prize twice in 1988 for his adaptation of The Double Bass by Patrick S (1987), and in 1993 for his rendering of Wolfgang Koeppen's Death in Rome (1992). In 1999 he won the PEN/Book of the Month Club Translation Prize for The String of Pearls. His translation of his father's novel The Film Explainer, by Gert Hofmann, won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 1995. He has written and translated more than 35 books, winning eight awards for his translations and his poetry.
"What Peter Stamm has done with this novel is recreate life in all of its quiet banality--this is art... Stamm's achievement isn't the mere weaving of a story, it's the report of a life in quiet crisis." -Review of Contemporary Fiction