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Stamm, Peter 1963-

Works: 154 works in 897 publications in 30 languages and 8,863 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Suspense fiction  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Performer, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PT2681.T3234, 833.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Stamm
Seven years by Peter Stamm( Book )

75 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander is torn between two very different women. Sonia, his wife and business partner, is everything a man could want: intelligent, gorgeous, charming, and ambitious. But when the seven-year itch sets in, Alexander soon finds himself rekindling an affair with his college lover, Ivona. The young Polish woman who worked in a Catholic mission is the polar opposite of Sonia: dull, passive, taciturn, and plain. Despite having little in common with Ivona, Alexander is inexplicably drawn to her while despising himself for it. Lost between his highbrow marriage and his lowbrow affair, Alexander is stuck in a spiraling threesome
Agnes by Peter Stamm( Book )

140 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 24 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Stamm's best-selling debut novel, Agnes, now available for the first time in the United States. "Write a story about me," Agnes said to her lover, "so I know that you think of me." So he started to write the story of everything that had happened to them from the moment they met. At first, he works with Agnes to create a narrative that is most true to life, but as time passes and he grows more enamored with the narrative he has begun, he continues writing on his own, imagining a future for them after he reaches the present. Happy couples do not necessarily make for compelling reading, and as Agnes sees the unexpected plot he has planned for her, the line between fiction and reality begins to blur. In this unforgettable and haunting novel Stamm incisively examines the power of storytelling to influence thought and behavior, reaching a chilling conclusion"--
All days are night by Peter Stamm( Book )

40 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All Days are Night is the story of Gillian, a successful and beautiful TV host, content with her marriage to Matthias, even if she feels restless at times. One night following an argument, the couple has a terrible car accident: Matthias, who is drunk, hits a deer on the wet road and dies in the crash. Gillian wakes up in the hospital completely disfigured. Only slowly, after many twists and turns, does she put her life back together, and reconnects with a love interest from the past who becomes a possible future, or so it seems"--Cover, page [2]
Unformed landscape by Peter Stamm( Book )

66 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She is in her late 20s, has a son from an early marriage, and has drifted into a second loveless marriage to a man whose cold and dominating conventionality forms a "bold stroke through the unformed landscape of her life." After she makes a discovery about her husband that deeply wounds her, Kathrine cuts loose from her moorings - and her confusion - and sets off in search of herself."
On a day like this : a novel by Peter Stamm( Book )

57 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 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<U+2013>but who can tell if it is homesickness or wanderlust; a deathwish or a fresh lease on life? Andreas leaves everything behind<U+2013>sells his Paris apartment, cuts off all social ties, quits his teaching job, and waves good-bye to his days spent idly sitting in cafés<U+2013>to look for a woman he loved half a lifetime ago. The monotony of days had been keeping him in check; now he hopes for a miracle and for a new beginning. Andreas's 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, continues to visit the same lake they once swam in together. Andreas, consumed with longing for his lost love and blinded by the uncertainty of his future, is tormented by the question of what might have been if things had happened differently
Weit über das Land Roman by Peter Stamm( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happily married with two children and a comfortable home in a Swiss town, Thomas and Astrid enjoy a glass of wine in their garden on a night like any other. Called back to the house by their son's cries, Astrid goes inside, expecting her husband to join her in a bit. But Thomas gets up and, after a brief moment of hesitation, opens the gate and walks out. No longer bound by the ties of his everyday life--family, friends, work--Thomas begins a winding trek across the countryside, exposed as never before to the Alpine winter. At home, Astrid wonders where he's gone, when he'll come back, whether he's still alive. Following Thomas and Astrid on their separate paths, To the Back of Beyond becomes ultimately a meditation on the limits of freedom and on the craving to be wanted
We're flying : stories by Peter Stamm( Book )

37 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the publication of the widely acclaimed novel <i>Seven Years </i>comes a trove of stories from the Swiss master Peter Stamm. They all possess the traits that have built Stamm's reputation: the directness of the prose, the deceptive surface simplicity of the narratives, and deep psychological insight into the existential dilemmas of contemporary life. Stamm does not waste a word, nor does he spare the reader's feelings. These stories are a superb introduction to his work and a gift for all those who have come to regard his fiction as a precise rendering of the contemporary human psyche
Seerücken : Erzählungen by Peter Stamm( Book )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Stamm erzählt ungeheuer kunstvoll und scheinbar so einfach von Leben, die nicht gelebt, die aufgeschoben, erinnert und schließlich verpasst werden. In lakonischen Sätzen und unauffällig stimmungsvollen Szenen findet er - leicht lesbar, aber schwer verdaulich - die kaum spürbaren Eruptionen, die sich im Rückblick als Erdbeben erweisen. Die Einsamkeit im gemeinsamen Urlaub. Ein verlassenes Hotel in den Bergen. Ein Mädchen im Wald. Ein Pfarrer, der die Vögel füttert. Die erste Liebe mit Gewicht
In fremden Gärten : Erzählungen by Peter Stamm( Book )

39 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry est un ancien vacher devenu cascadeur qui sillonne le pays en rêvant à rencontrer une femme. Inger est une Danoise qui refuse sa vie étriquée et s'est mise en route pour l'Italie. Tous ils étouffent, rêvent d'ailleurs, d'une autre vie, d'un nouvel amour, de soleil
Blitzeis : Erzählungen by Peter Stamm( Book )

52 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Nouvelles
Der Lauf der Dinge Gesammelte Erzählungen by Peter Stamm( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in German and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sämtliche Erzählungen von Peter Stamm in einem Band, darunter einige bisher unbekannte. Peter Stamm erzählt gelassen und mit großer Präzision, mit wenigen Worten entfaltet er Welten: Momentaufnahmen eines Glücks entstehen oder die Sehnsucht nach Veränderung. Seine Figuren erleben Enttäuschungen und Wunder. In klaren Sätzen und bewegenden Bildern entstehen Augenblicke größter Intensität. Die Leser dieser Erzählungen verstehen mehr: von der Liebe, dem Menschen, vom Leben. Peter Stamm ist ein Meister der Kurzgeschichte. "Der vorliegende Band vereinigt die vier schon bekannten Sammlungen von Stamms Erzählungen "Blitzeis", "In fremden Gärten", "Wir fliegen", "Seerücken" mit etlichen Kurzgeschichten, die im Laufe der letzten zwanzig Jahre an anderen Stellen erschienen sind, und damit also, wie die Verlags-Ankündigung beteuert, "sämtliche Erzählungen von Peter Stamm, darunter einige bisher unbekannte". Zwei Kurzgeschichten sind tatsächlich noch nie veröffentlicht worden: "Eine Geschichte ohne Bedeutung" und "Ein Märchen"... Die Erzähler hingegen, keineswegs durchgehend Anverwandte, vielmehr (wie alle übrigen Figuren auch) aus den verschiedensten Ecken der Gesellschaft kommend, reden und erzählen alle in derselben Tonlage: schlicht, sachlich-nüchtern, schmucklos, schnörkellos. Als könnten sie alle, so wie ihr Autor, ohne weiteres aus dem Reservoir einer wortkargen Sprache schöpfen, die gleichwohl in vielen Passagen anschaulich zum Vorschein bringt, was den Figuren verborgen geblieben ist. Die Leser sehen mehr als die Figuren, womöglich auch hinein in die eigene Seelenlandschaft" (
Kinderstube : für Sopran oder Tenor und Klavier ; Lieder und Tänze des Todes : für Mezzosopran oder Bariton und Klavier by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Vertreibung aus dem Paradies Bamberger Vorlesungen und verstreute Texte by Peter Stamm( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P>Peter Stamm über das eigene Schreiben</p><p>Im Sommer 2014 hält Peter Stamm die Bamberger Poetikvorlesungen. Zum ersten Mal erzählt er vom Erzählen, versucht eine Antwort zu finden auf die Frage, was er da eigentlich tut. Diese Frage führt ihn zurück in das Paradies seiner Kindheit und Jugend, zurück an die Anfänge seines Schreibens und zu den Fragen nach dem Leben überhaupt, den Fragen, die so fruchtbar sind für die Literatur: "Der Text ist (...) oft der Weg", schreibt er, "den man beim vergeblichen Suchen nach der Antwort zurücklegt." Stamm gibt uns Einblicke in sein Denken und Schreiben, als wäre eine Poetikvorlesung eine Geschichte, die erzählt werden will. <br>Zahlreiche bisher nur verstreut veröffentlichte poetologische, journalistische und essayistische Texte ergänzen den Band.</p>
Der Kuss des Kohaku : Stücke by Peter Stamm( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heidi by Peter Stamm( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the story of a Swiss orphan who is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city
Warum wir vor der Stadt wohnen by Peter Stamm( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family moves from their apartment in the city into a series of imaginary residences before finding their new home in the suburbs
When we lived in Uncle's hat by Peter Stamm( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family moves from their apartment in the city into a series of imaginary residences before finding their new home in the suburbs
Sprechen am Rande des Schweigens : Annäherungen an das Werk Peter Stamms by Peter Stamm( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this conference volume, literary scholars deal with the novels of Peter Stamm (Agnes, Ungefahre Landschaft, An einem Tag wie diesem, Nacht ist der Tag), as well as his short stories, radio plays, and children's books. Two of Stamm's Bamberg lectures on poetics are also included
Diensttage : Schweizer Schriftsteller und ihr Militär( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of narratives about military service in Switzerland, some of which are biographical
Inside CERN : European Organization for Nuclear Research by Andri Pol( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotoboek van de werkomgeving en de werknemers van de Europese organisatie die fundamenteel onderzoek doet naar elementaire deeltjes
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Seven years
Alternative Names
Bi de Shi ta mu 1963-

Bide-Shitamu 1963-

Ištām, Pitir 1963-

Peter Stamm écrivain suisse

Peter Stamm escriptor suís

Peter Stamm escritor suizo

Peter Stamm schweizisk författare

Peter Stamm schweizisk skribent

Peter Stamm scrittore e giornalista svizzero

Peter Stamm sveitsisk skribent

Peter Stamm švýcarský prozaik

Peter Stamm Swiss writer

Peter Stamm Zwitsers schrijver

Shitamu, Bide 1963-

Shitamu, Pide 1963-

Shutamu, Pētā 1963-

Stam, Petare 1963-

Štam, Peter 1963-

Štamas, Pėteris 1963-

Štami, Peter 1963-

Stamm, Peter

Štamm, Peter 1963-

Syut'am, Peťo 1963-

Պետեր Շտամ շվեյցարացի գրող:

שטם, פטר, 1963-

پیتر استم نویسنده سوئیسی

슈탐, 페터 1963-

シュタム, ペーター

シュタム, ペーター 1963-


ペーター・シュタム 1963-

彼得・施塔姆 1963-

施塔姆, 彼得 1963-

施塔姆彼得 1963-

AgnesUnformed landscapeOn a day like this : a novelWhen we lived in Uncle's hat