Paare, Passanten

Paare, Passanten

Botho Strauß / Feb 26, 2020
Paare Passanten In Couples Passersby the controversial German writer Botho Strauss deftly combines the fantastic and the mundane to depict a society in which people pair off only to find greater isolation and alien
  • Title: Paare, Passanten
  • Author: Botho Strauß
  • ISBN: 9783423102506
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Sondereinband
  • In Couples, Passersby, the controversial German writer Botho Strauss deftly combines the fantastic and the mundane to depict a society in which people pair off only to find greater isolation and alienation In Strauss s world love turns not to hate but to indifference, and lovers fade into strangers, indistinguishable passersby in the crowded loneliness of the city streetsIn Couples, Passersby, the controversial German writer Botho Strauss deftly combines the fantastic and the mundane to depict a society in which people pair off only to find greater isolation and alienation In Strauss s world love turns not to hate but to indifference, and lovers fade into strangers, indistinguishable passersby in the crowded loneliness of the city streets The six linked sections of Couples, Passersby present vignettes of frustrated connections and emotional numbness as characters search for meaning in art, in language, and in each other Throughout Couples, Passersby, Strauss filters the particulars of everyday existence through his singular sensibility to create an arresting portrait of contemporary urban society and the solitary artist s place within it.
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      • Botho Strauß

        Botho Strau is a German playwright, novelist and essayist.Botho Strau s father was a chemist After finishing his secondary education, Strau studied German, History of the Theatre and Sociology in Cologne and Munich, but never finished his dissertation on Thomas Mann und das Theater During his studies, he worked as an extra at the Munich Kammerspiele From 1967 to 1970, he was a critic and editorial journalist for the journal Theater heute Theater Today Between 1970 and 1975, he worked as a dramaturgical assistant to Peter Stein at the West Berlin Schaub hne am Halleschen Ufer After his first attempt as a writer, a Gorky adaptation for the screen, he decided to live and work as a writer Strau had his first breakthrough as a dramatist with the 1977 Trilogie des Wiedersehens, five years after the publication of his first work In 1984 he published his important work Der Junge Mann The Young Man, translated by Roslyn Theobald in 1995.With a 1993 Der Spiegel essay, Anschwellender Bocksgesang Swelling He Goat Song N 1 , 2 a critical examination of modern civilisation, he triggered a major political controversy as his conservative politics was anathema to many.In his theoretical work, Strau showed the influence of the ancient classics, Nietzsche, Heidegger as well as Adorno, but his outlook was also radically anti bourgeois.His work as a writer has been recognized with numerous international awards and his dramas are among the most performed in German language theatres.Strau presently lives in Berlin.

    146 Comments

    1. Eine Bespiegelung von Mensch und Gesellschaft in Textfragmenten Es geht um Westdeutschland in den fr hen Achtzigern, die heutige Generation kann sich 30 Jahre sp ter aber ebenso angesprochen f hlen Strauss Beobachtungen sind scharfsinnig, teils brillant, anregend und provozierend zumal sie oft au erhalb der Mehrheitsmeinung stehen, bisweilen unangenehm weit Was mir viel vom Genuss verdirbt, ist die elit re Herablassung und die selbstgewisse Unbedingtheit des Autors, mit der der Autor die in der [...]


    2. I have no idea why Both Strauss novel Couples, Passersby exists, what it was actually about or why it was included on the list of 1,001 Books To Read Before You Die It s easily the worst book I ve read this year and believe me, this year I ve read some duds There isn t a story here just a series of vignettes and observations by the author, possibly about loneliness or the inability to connect with people The one I remember the most is the supposition that women are too busy raising children to h [...]


    3. What could be considered special about this book is the structure, a lose composition of episodes, sometimes just aphorisms However I can t help the impression that Strau drew heavily on Actually this is just a remake of Camilo Jose Cela s Beehive Knowing this, there really isn t much of a reason to read this uninspiring book.


    4. Teilweise ist nur eine individuelle Beobachtung der Welt, dann klingt es fast nach Kafka nur mit anderer Stimme.Das Alles ist so scharfsinnig beobachtet und vielschichtig, dass ich es wirklich empfehlenswert finde.


    5. Well it has interesting tidbits but it s seemed to me like a writers project for analyzing life and characters and descriptions it s one of the books from the list that you say why is this book on the list I did find some interesting items desire undermines the foundations of life melancholy and accumulation I believe it is right to expect works of art, especially films, will continuously engage us in moral evaluation.Diogenes who once went to Corinth and then said now I have seen all the things [...]


    6. Schon l nger kein Buch gehabt, dass mich beim Lesen so angewidert h tte Erz hler ist nicht Autor, ich wei , aber bei dem Format des Buches kommen sie sich verdammt nahe und jeder ironische Abstand fehlt, daher muss ich glauben, dass der Erz hler dem Autor hier verdammt nahe kommt Und der Erz hler ist latent frauenfeindlich, elit r, eingebildet und absolut humorlos, der seinem Gegen ber, vor allem, wenn es ein weibliches Gegen ber ist, keinen einzigen Fehler, sei er noch so klein, vergeben kann u [...]


    7. This could be a good read if you want to discuss ideas of couples, art, isolation, alienation I can t really view this as a novel To me, this book read like little essays The jacket cover calls it vignettes I still think it is just essays and not a novel There really is no identifiable characters and there is no plot The six sections are supposedly linked but even that is hard to see I think that the author makes some great statements and there are likely many great quotes if you are looking for [...]


    8. 27.02.2015 Ein Lesesturmwirbel hat mich sogleich vierzig Seiten weit in das Buch hineingetragen Unglaublich.04.03.2015 Was dieses Buch wirklich ist, kann ich nicht sagen Tagbuchartige Aufzeichnungen, Reflexionen, philosophischer Diskurs F r mich ist das sthetisch Unglaubliche die kunstvolle Versprachlichung seiner Beobachtungen und seiner Denkfiguren.Dieses Buch werde ich wieder zur Hand nehmen um einzeln Kapitel zu lesen und mich an der Klugheit und Sch nheit des Textes zu erfreuen.


    9. Ist ein bisschen anstrengend durchzulesen Der Anfang ist ganz spannend, weil es um Momentbeobachtungen aus Paarbeziehungen geht Man sieht immer kurze Eindr cke dieser Leben Im hinteren Teil des Buches geht es um abstraktes Philosophieren, das sehr oft abgehoben ist und dessen Ausf hrungen man schwer folgen kann.


    10. Das war mir als Buch zuviel der Intellektualit t Die einzelnen Passagen fand ich mal treffend, mal weitsichtig, mal verquer, mal langweilig und mal interessant Skizzen der 80er als bergangszeit Oder sehe ich das nur so, weil ich Kind der 80er mit Theaterbegeisterung und Erwachsene der 90er und Jahrtausendwende bin


    11. Anfang der 80er Jahre erschienen, wirkt das Buch berraschend zeitgem Im ersten Drittel Kapitel Paare und Verkehrsfluss noch eher erz hlerisch gehalten, geht es im weiteren Verlauf mehr ins Essayistische Ein kulturpessimistisches Sammelsurium, aber interessant.


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