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Goldfish memory : a collection of short stories

Author: Monique Schwitter; Eluned Gramich
Publisher: Cardigan : Parthian, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What does it mean to have a connection with someone? You see hundreds of people everyday. Everyday you overhear countless conversations. You pass people by on the street, in the office, in cafes and bars, in hotels and department stores. But what makes one person a stranger, and another a friend, an accomplice, even a lover? This is the question these brilliant short stories try to answer. A traveler shuts himself  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erzählende Literatur
Fiktionale Darstellung
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monique Schwitter; Eluned Gramich
ISBN: 9781910409633 1910409634
OCLC Number: 919001708
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: 161 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Our story --
Haiku and horror --
Her shoes --
The pit --
Goldfish memory --
Moles --
A tendency towards nothing --
Dizziness --
The swing --
The nylon costume --
Andante con moto --
His daughter Mascha --
White and black --
Dinner with Dürrenmatt.
Other Titles: Goldfischgedächtnis.
Responsibility: by Monique Schwitter ; translated from the German by Eluned Gramich.
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A traveler shuts himself up in his hotel room, with no-one but room service to talk to; a teenager stalks her long-lost father; a journalist interviews a great poet with a dark past; a woman pursues  Read more...

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"With intelligence and compassion, Schwitter portrays the sorry contradictions and sad inconsistencies of what it is to be human; the shoulds, coulds, woulds, what ifs and might have beens that Read more...

 
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