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Ralf Rothmann

Seashore with Deers - Stories

(German title: Rehe am Meer)
ca. 212 pages
Clothbound
2006
Ralf Rothmann
Foto: Ralf Rothmann
© Heike Steinweg

Ralf Rothmann was born in 1953 in Schleswig and grew up in the Ruhr. He lives in Berlin.

He is the recipient of numerous awards, including:

Uwe-Johnson-Prize 2018
Premio San Clemente 2017
Kleist Preis 2017
Friedrich-Hölderlin-Prize 2013
Hans-Fallada-Preis 2008
Literaturpreis der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung 2008
Max-Frisch-Preis 2006
Heinrich-Böll-Preis 2005
Wilhelm Raabe Literaturpreis 2004

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About

Love stories? Are there any other stories, asks the author.

Whether he writes about the distress of a 12-year-old girl who feels responsible for her family after the death of her mother, or describes a stag night with East German building workers, or a nurse in the wilds of the Uckermark in Brandenburg who lets her house to West German holiday makers while camping out in the garden with her son; be it an unemployed alcoholic who catches his wife out, or a circus helper who can no longer endure the way the animals are maltreated – the watermark in all of these tales is love.

In a very precise language and yet with great poetic power this collection of new Ralf Rothmann stories tells of secrets, surprises and sudden moments of happiness in everyday situations. In short, he paints a picture of the mystery of everyday life, without which life itself would be so much paler.

Praise

»Ralf Rothmann is on his best way to become a classic of German contemporary literature. « Hubert Spiegel, FAZ

Other publications

Der Gott jenes Sommers/The God of That Summer (2018)

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Im Frühling sterben/To Die in Spring (2015)

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Feuer brennt nicht/Fire Doesn't Burn (2009)

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Junges Licht/Young Light (2004)

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Hitze/Heat (2003)

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Milch und Kohle/Milk and Coal (2000)

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