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Die Geschichte von Herrn Sommer

The Story of Mr Sommer

With Illustrations by Sempé
Published by Diogenes as Die Geschichte von Herrn Sommer
Original Title: . With Illustrations by Sempé
A boy’s village childhood with all the traditional attributes – father, mother, brother, sister, a house on a lake, tree-climbing, going to the races, music lessons, a bicycle, a crush on a girl in the class – is bedevilled by the mystifying appearances of the eccentric Mr Sommer. Moving through the landscape in silent haste, like a man possessed, with his empty rucksack and his long, odd-looking walking stick, Mr Sommer runs like a black thread through the boy’s days. Sempe’s light, caricatural illustrations perfectly capture both the humour and the gravity of Süskind’s tale.

General Fiction
136 pages
1991

978-3-257-01895-0

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»A soufflé of smugness and sentimentality, of thrills and deadly perils. A good read!«
Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung
»Touching and profound, full of tenderness and vulnerability, extraordinarily human and at times desperately funny. A wonderful little work.«
René Bortolani / Das Magazin, Zurich
»A soufflé of smugness and sentimentality, of thrills and deadly perils. A good read!«
Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung
»Touching and profound, full of tenderness and vulnerability, extraordinarily human and at times desperately funny. A wonderful little work.«
René Bortolani / Das Magazin, Zurich
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