Am Hang

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    download books from your favorite authors on Apple books ihm gegangen War es Selbstmord Ein Restleben als Endlosschleife der Verzweiflung Clarin beginnt, aufzuhorchen Cademario war auch ihm kein fremder Ort Schicksalsspuren berschneiden sich Clarin beginnt zu fr steln Mehr und mehr zieht es Clarin in den pers nlichen Albtraum eines Besch digten R tsel ber R tsel ber den Verlust einer Frau werden aufget rmt Die kammerspielhafte Enge des Schweizer Talkessels, die immer fiebriger werdenden Zwiegespr che auf der Hotelterrasse, ziehen auch den Leser allm hlich in ihren Sog Vergessen wir das bisweilen uns gliche Dauerlamento des m rrischen Loos, dessen k chenpsychologische Alltagsbetrachtungen sich ber die Verrohung des Menschen bis hin zu Hasstiraden auf Handyt ne erstrecken Markus Werner gelingt es dennoch meisterlich, den unheimlichen Spannungsbogen seines Psychodramas aufrecht zu erhalten Am Ende des Vexierspiels um eine gro e verlorene Liebe wird auch die Welt des erotischen Leichtfu es Clarin schwer geworden sein In best rzender Weise muss er erfahren, wie alles mit allem zusammenh ngt Wie klein die Welt doch war Eine Zufallsbekanntschaft brachte den Hang endg ltig ins RutschenRavi Unger."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 189 pages
  • Am Hang
  • Markus Werner
  • German
  • 20 June 2019
  • 3100910664

About the Author: Markus Werner

Markus Werner December , in Eschlikon, canton of Thurgau was a German speaking Swiss writer, the author of Z ndels Abgang Z ndel s DepartureLifeMarkus Werner was born in Eschlikon canton of Thurgau In the family moved to Thayngen canton of Schaffhausen where Werner finished school and passed the general qualification for university entrance in At the University of Z rich he studied German, Philosophy, and Psychology In he completed a doctorate on Max Frisch, whose writing has an important influence on Werner From to , he worked as a main teacher, and from to as an assistant professor at the Kantonsschule preparatory high school in Schaffhausen He has dedicated himself exclusively to writing since Werner died on rd July in SchaffhausenPerformancesThe protagonists of Werner s novels, have quit their jobs Out of their eyes view, Werner laconically describes everyday life astonished, with distress and with humour The results are a lot of strictly calculated scenes and episodes, in which the course of the world appears in too sharp and sometimes laughable details, that Werner s protagonists cannot deal with Just this seemingly harmless everyday perfidies let them break down the deaf ears of their fellow men, their cold, headstrong souls Human deficiencies are described in a tragicomical way Werner sees the self evident as something strange, is astonished and wonders like a child His protagonists want the right to make mistakes and have deficiencies self assuredness is the sign of the yokel , in Die kalte Schulter, a Chinese saying They crave for love, but at the same time curse the world, their fellow men and themselvesAwards Prize of the J rgen Ponto foundation and singular work prize of the Swiss Schiller foundation Georg Fischer Prize of the city Schaffhausen Alemannic Literaturpreis Thomas Valentin Literature price Prix litt raire Lipp International Bodensee Literature price Prize of the SWR best of list Hermann Hesse price Joseph Breitbach price jointly with Ilse Aichinger and WGSebald Johann Peter Hebel price of Baden W rttemberg complete work prize of the Swiss Schiller foundation Bodensee Literature prize of the city berlingenWorks Bilder des Endg ltigen, Entw rfe des M glichen Zum Werk Max Frischs, Univ Diss literally Pictures of the definitive Drafts of the possible About Max Frisch s work Z ndels Abgang, novel, , ISBN Z ndel s Departure Froschnacht, novel, , ISBN , ISBN literally Frog night Die kalte Schulter, novel, , ISBN literally The cold shoulder Bis bald, novel, , ISBN , ISBN in the book series Schweizer Bibliothek literally Good bye Festland, novel, , ISBN , ISBN literally Mainland Der gyptische Heinrich, novel, , ISBN , ISBN literally The Egyptian Heinrich Am Hang, novel, , ISBN literally Near the cliff.


Am Hang[Read] ➵ Am Hang Author Markus Werner – Johndore.co.uk Am Hang zu leben, kann riskant sein Wie leicht k nnen Dinge ins Rutschen geraten Diese Erfahrung muss der Scheidungsanwalt Clarin machen, dessen Arbeitswochenende in seinem Tessiner Ferienhaus einen e Am Hang zu leben, kann riskant sein Wie leicht k nnen Dinge ins Rutschen geraten Diese Erfahrung muss der Scheidungsanwalt Clarin machen, dessen Arbeitswochenende in seinem Tessiner Ferienhaus einen etwas anderen Verlauf nimmt Ein abendlicher Trunk, ein harmloses Gespr ch, mehr hatte dem leutseligen Clarin nicht vorgeschwebt, als er sich dem Fremden auf der Terrasse des Bellavista Hotels vorstellte Doch sollte sich bald herausstellen, dass Loos nicht der Partner f r den erwartet netten Plausch war Clarin d mmerte diesen innerlich Zerrissenen w rde er so schnell nicht mehr loswerdenDie Schlinge zieht sich zu Zusehends redet sich der kultivierte, schwerbl tige Loos in Rage, philosophiert hemmungslos und trunken ber den erbarmungsw rdigen Zustand einer l rmenden und oberfl chlichen Welt, die ihm verhasst geworden ist Vor einem Jahr war im Kurhotel in Cademario dr ben Am Hang seine ber alles geliebte Frau von ihm gegangen War es Selbstmord Ein Restleben als Endlosschleife der Verzweiflung Clarin beginnt, aufzuhorchen Cademario war auch ihm kein fremder Ort Schicksalsspuren berschneiden sich Clarin beginnt zu fr steln Mehr und mehr zieht es Clarin in den pers nlichen Albtraum eines Besch digten R tsel ber R tsel ber den Verlust einer Frau werden aufget rmt Die kammerspielhafte Enge des Schweizer Talkessels, die immer fiebriger werdenden Zwiegespr che auf der Hotelterrasse, ziehen auch den Leser allm hlich in ihren Sog Vergessen wir das bisweilen uns gliche Dauerlamento des m rrischen Loos, dessen k chenpsychologische Alltagsbetrachtungen sich ber die Verrohung des Menschen bis hin zu Hasstiraden auf Handyt ne erstrecken Markus Werner gelingt es dennoch meisterlich, den unheimlichen Spannungsbogen seines Psychodramas aufrecht zu erhalten Am Ende des Vexierspiels um eine gro e verlorene Liebe wird auch die Welt des erotischen Leichtfu es Clarin schwer geworden sein In best rzender Weise muss er erfahren, wie alles mit allem zusammenh ngt Wie klein die Welt doch war Eine Zufallsbekanntschaft brachte den Hang endg ltig ins RutschenRavi Unger.

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  1. Sawsan says:

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  2. Warwick says:

    Modern Swiss literature often seems to revolve around business flights, five star hotels, misdemeanours among C suite executives and what to summarise crudely you might dismiss as first world problems In the best cases something like Max Frisch s Homo Faber , we see how fragile this lifestyle really is, but in other cases one is uncomfortably aware of a sort of haze of affluence that somehow keeps Swiss lit out of the first rank although there s no intrinsic reason why it should.There is Modern Swiss literature often seems to revolve around business flights, five star hotels, misdemeanours among C suite executives and what to summarise crudely you might dismiss as first world problems In the best cases something like Max Frisch s Homo Faber , we see how fragile this lifestyle really is, but in other cases one is uncomfortably aware of a sort of haze of affluence that somehow keeps Swiss lit out of the first rank although there s no intrinsic reason why it should.There is nothing wrong with this book, but it did have me thinking about these things Taking place within the space of a single weekend, on the terrace of a luxury hotel in the Ticino, it takes the form of an intense interpersonal thriller, in which everyone has their secrets and the drama emerges from conversational manoeuvres and unspoken assumptions Two men who appear to meet by chance a discussion that appears to flow at random suspicions and wild surmises that build to a crescendo It has a nice mood and a good line in cynical philosophising, although the big twist at the end was something I guessed halfway through, and I am usually pretty dense about such things

  3. ·Karen· says:

    Mind gamesWhat a joy, when the visitors have all left, to be able to ensconce yourself on the sofa with a good book and no interruptions and read straight through in one take Thanks for making the dinner luv.Markus Werner s PhD dissertation was on Max Frisch No surprise then, that this tale wheels around the vexatious question of who to trust, who to believe, who is leading us a merry dance and,vexatious still, to what purpose Clarin, a young lawyer, has retreated to his shared holiday h Mind gamesWhat a joy, when the visitors have all left, to be able to ensconce yourself on the sofa with a good book and no interruptions and read straight through in one take Thanks for making the dinner luv.Markus Werner s PhD dissertation was on Max Frisch No surprise then, that this tale wheels around the vexatious question of who to trust, who to believe, who is leading us a merry dance and,vexatious still, to what purpose Clarin, a young lawyer, has retreated to his shared holiday home in Tessin over Whitsun to write up a piece for a legal publication on the history of divorce law in the different Cantons of Switzerland On his first evening he goes down to Montagnola for dinner at the Belle Vue and meets there on the terrace an older gentleman, a curmudgeonly type who is still working through the tragic loss of his wife Clarin likes to see himself as a bit of a rake, cynical about the chances of any marriage lasting longer than it takes for the bridal bouquet to wilt They lock horns over the state of the world and modern life, over communications and capitalism, over loyalty, harmony, forgiveness and Windows 2000 They meet again the next evening Now their conversations turn to the anecdotal To women And sex And death.Two men, talking Sounds dire, especially as they never even get on to football But the text is as intoxicating as the Merlot bianco the men consume in no small quantity There is an ease and breadth in their talk, as wide and open as the vista of the Collina D Oro and Lake Lugano that surrounds them Velvety and rich like wine, clean and bracing like the landscape They are good company Ironically combative, courteous and expansive Until the next night, when Clarin s hangover has made for a lost day of work and accompanying dissatisfaction and resentment at the older man s invasion of his time But unable to resist all the same There is something uncanny about the man He can read Clarin like an open book And knows precisely how to tease out what he wants to know.Maybe because Dr Faustus haunts my dreams at the moment, I see devilish characters wherever I turn However this is a reversal of the Faustian myth, even if the conversations remind me of the meeting between Leverk hn and Lucifer, the deal is quite a different one Here the devil has not conferred anything On the contrary, he has been robbed He is not offering knowledge or talent in exchange for Clarin s soul He is taking revenge This is not Faust, this is the second circle of hell, where those who lust will be tossed back and forth by winds forever A true circle, the end takes us to the beginning again Clarin will not escape from this torture It will go on, and on And on

  4. Michael says:

    Nur wenige B cher bereiten mir solch regelrecht k rperliches Unbehange wie dieses Ich habe jeden einzelnen Satz dieser Dummschw tzerei gehasst.Wenn es nicht an mir und meinen Problemen mit einer bestimmten Sorte von Humor Ironie liegt, sollte man den Schweizern Stift und Feder dauerhaft entziehen Warum ich meine Schelte auf eine ganze Nation ausdehne Ganz einfach, sonst w rde ich ble Gewaltphantasien gegen den armen Kerl von Autor entwickeln Nur wenige B cher bereiten mir solch regelrecht k rperliches Unbehange wie dieses Ich habe jeden einzelnen Satz dieser Dummschw tzerei gehasst.Wenn es nicht an mir und meinen Problemen mit einer bestimmten Sorte von Humor Ironie liegt, sollte man den Schweizern Stift und Feder dauerhaft entziehen Warum ich meine Schelte auf eine ganze Nation ausdehne Ganz einfach, sonst w rde ich ble Gewaltphantasien gegen den armen Kerl von Autor entwickeln

  5. Gretel says:

    Review Am HangI remember vividly when my German teacher I live in Switzerland and we have German literature classes the same as others have English or their respective languages gave us homework for over summer holidays.We had to read Am Hang Our edition was the cheapest because the book was tiny The itty bitty hardcover book was intriguing to me because of its size and the slight shimmer of the front cover But the most interesting part was when our teacher, Mrs H., said we should only r Review Am HangI remember vividly when my German teacher I live in Switzerland and we have German literature classes the same as others have English or their respective languages gave us homework for over summer holidays.We had to read Am Hang Our edition was the cheapest because the book was tiny The itty bitty hardcover book was intriguing to me because of its size and the slight shimmer of the front cover But the most interesting part was when our teacher, Mrs H., said we should only read 1 3 of the book, aka the first chapter.She didn t explain why That peaked my interest I knew her well enough to know that there was a reason for NOT to finish the novel during summer holidays so she probably meant it as an experiment based on the content of the novel.I was not prepared for what came.One sunny day I decided to start reading the novel.I put on shorts and a bikini top, prepared my iced tea, some fruits, and water for my reading arrangement on the balcony, lay on the sunlounger and began the most exciting ride of my life But it wasn t exciting.Dare I say, it was boring Yes, I do dare.So there he was, the womanizing Clarin, sitting on the terrace of the Bellavista Hotel drinking and reminiscing about his life and success with women His ego was enormous, the story apparently nonexistent, and my confusion big.What is this novel about Loos, an older man, soon engaged him in a conversation and the two men talked about everything and nothing Honestly, since I read the book years ago 2006 7ish a little sooner , I don t exactly remember what they were talking about Lots of trivial things, some personal things, accounts on women, life, and other mundane peculiarities.Loos tells the story of a woman who got struck by lightning while she was in the park because of the metal underwire in her bra.Was this a joke A big ruse from the author Or was he trying to evoke depth and fail miserably like Martin Suter does Oh, look at how the leaves sway in the wind it s so calming and soothing I love how the sunrays pierce through the crown of the tree and brake into tiny, shimmering sparkles that melt into each other.What time is it Already How many pages did I read Only ten Ugh, this is never going to end Well, I deserved a break The fruits were delicious and the water tasty fresh.Ah, well, continue reading, or you ll never finish this Damn, a wasp Okay, so I got totally distracted here and there and took lots of breaks.But I knew their needed to be something or else Mrs H wouldn t have told us to ONLY read one chapter of three Wait, what was that As soon as I glimpsed the oddity, subtle but screaming in my head, I couldn t shake the feeling off that something was going on Something weird I noticed it but Clarin didn t How could he not SOMETHING was obviously amiss The conversation went on.The slight pinches of irritation and paranoia get stronger Multiply They stab me in the back In the chest My head is screaming in alarm The footsteps I noticed earlier snuck closer and closer The killer is about to get me IT S A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER Or is it What is this weird but oh so captivating novel Without noticing or rather with notice but willful ignorance and lots of patience I got sucked into the story and couldn t step away any What started as a fight against my drowsy laziness and the mix of boredom, irritation, and minute placed hints unfolded into a novel I was not able to put down I finished the first chapter and hungered forI needed to know what was going on Clarin, Loos, Loos wife, Clarin s ex lovers, women struck by lightning because of bras What the heck was going on No, I KNEW what was going on I knew Way before Clarin did That s why I HAD to know what would happen When will that arrogant prick notice it When will shit hit the fan Is he going to die Suffice to say I finished the novel immediately and did not wait for the beginning of the semester and the permission of my teacher My attention was caught, the mystery gnawing at my brain This hat to be read right now or I would lose my sanity.We started the new semester and I think three others had finished the book as well It was fun to see the experience of reading the last two chapters in my classmates Most of them were totally oblivious to the twists and turns They had not payed attention They were not smart enough Not attentive or interested And like Clarin, they suffered from hubris and fell deep down the rabbit whole, confused and disoriented.I was always wondering how Clarin couldn t see the obvious hints but if over 20 people had failed as well, it made clear it wasn t impossible.I don t remember much of the discussions in class but one memory stuck vivid with me until today A girl in my class hated the book because she hated Clarin She despised him and therefore the book I facepalmed so hard it hurt.That, my dear classmate, was the whole idea of the book.Clarin is not meant to be likeable We aren t supposed to like his womanizing attitude and misogyny He was an interesting character, yes, and like every person he had good qualities But in the end, his bad side was stronger and he payed for it Probably To this day I don t understand how my classmate didn t grasp this concept The unlikable character was, contrary to almost ALL YA NA novels, meant to be disliked and was portrayed as such.Nabokov had done that, too.How should I end this review that has nothing and everything to do with this book With a recommendation to read it.This was one of the most interesting experiences with a novel I ve ever had and the stark difference between the beginning and the end, the feelings I had, was so strong I remember it until today.I don t know if the book is really that good.I don t know if I d like it now.What I DO know is that I liked it then and it has remained one of the most fascinating reading experiences I ve ever had and I d love to see other people go through the same turmoil and tell me their stories of reading Am Hang

  6. Roberta says:

    3,5 Da ich jetzt mit dem Buch durch bin und begriffen habe, um was es geht, m chte ich es nochmal von vorne lesen.

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  8. Katia N says:

    4.5 starsVery cute little novella Reading it was like having an interesting, intellectual but not obliging conversation with not very closed but clever friends over a glass of something red or white Also quite unexpected twist at the end The size of just 120 pages is an advantage as well Only minor weakness in my eyes that the female characters behind the scene look slightly simplistic The translation is marvellous and it is a pity there are no other books of this author translated into Eng 4.5 starsVery cute little novella Reading it was like having an interesting, intellectual but not obliging conversation with not very closed but clever friends over a glass of something red or white Also quite unexpected twist at the end The size of just 120 pages is an advantage as well Only minor weakness in my eyes that the female characters behind the scene look slightly simplistic The translation is marvellous and it is a pity there are no other books of this author translated into English

  9. Theogirl says:

    Die beklemmende Schweizer Tal Atmosph re als Spiegel des Seelenzustandes des Protagonisten Clarin ergriff mich sofort Leider kommt der Roman trotz seiner K rze nicht ohne L ngen aus F r mich kein durchgehendes spannendes Kammerspiel, aber gespickt mit faszinierenden Einsichten.

  10. Liviu says:

    This is one of the books that makes one a fan for life of the author sadly there are noEnglish translations so far and I cannot read German but I will try and track French translations of other books by Markus Werner as On the Edge was really astounding with a last third that completely turns things on their head, makes rereading the novel a must as well as marveling at the little touches you do not see the first time and at the control of the author as well as fulfilling the promise of This is one of the books that makes one a fan for life of the author sadly there are noEnglish translations so far and I cannot read German but I will try and track French translations of other books by Markus Werner as On the Edge was really astounding with a last third that completely turns things on their head, makes rereading the novel a must as well as marveling at the little touches you do not see the first time and at the control of the author as well as fulfilling the promise of the first paragraph which was the kind that made me buy the book on the spot Everything s turning And everything s turning round him It s insane, but I m even tempted to think that he s sneaking around the house right now with or without a dagger Although he s supposed to have left, and I m just hearing crickets and the distant barking of dogs in the night After this dramatic introduction by the narrator womanizer mid thirties Swiss divorce lawyer Thomas Clarin he starts recounting how he drove to his mountain villa for a long weekend to write a paper on Swiss divorce law history, only to to go to a nearby famed restaurant terrace and due to its being busy sit at a table with an older, powerfully built 50 s man, who at first ignores him after giving Clarin tacit permission to sit at his table however after Clarin, outgoing, sociable, charming as his many conquests and theory of dating show, introduces himself, the older man starts paying attention and tells him his name Loos as they start discussing stuff Well, first, as I hinted, the discussion was all God and the world, but then we gradually gotpersonal,intimate, you could say For example, he asked me about my life as a bachelor and then along the way about my love life Loos is mourning his wife dead one year ago after about with brain cancer and Clarin slowly falls under his spell I met a man by chance at the Bellevue in Montagnola, a remarkable man, a little over fifty, a classical philologist We got to be friends of a sort, talked with each other for two evenings long His name was Loos, Thomas Loos, physically a bear of a man He had come down here, as he gradually revealed, to commemorate his wife, his dead Bettina, whom he revered like a saint it came across as crazy to me He was unquestionably disturbed, from time to time almost unbalanced then completely normal again and impressively sharp minded, especially when it came to proving how awful the present age is, how unbearable the world the only thing he valued was his wife, his happy marriage While the first part with its sort of angels on the pinhead discussion read like the ruminations of prosperous white males from prosperous countries who never felt real deprivation and i started being a bit meh, these guys should have been born in a poor country and see if they would have their smug talk then but slowly the book started going into the past of both Clarin and Loos and then it accelerated to an even higher level, by the last third becoming just a masterpiece of misdirection and twists and turns.Highly, highly recommended and a top 25 for 2013 as this is the US edition just published in February by NY Review of books