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Im Café und auf der Straße

In the Café and on the Street

Published by Diogenes as Im Café und auf der Straße
Original Title: Im Café und auf der Straße. Stories

Timelessly poetic stories from the author of the Hunkeler novels.

Featuring an afterword by Beatrice von Matt.

These short prose texts take us on walks with the flaneur Hansjörg Schneider, passing through cities and landscapes, enjoying the sight of a girl reading, of Bedouins or a London gentleman. The author uses sparing brushstrokes to portray places, situations, and people we almost think we know, as though we ran across them every day without ever seeing them in such affectionate clarity.

»These stories are a must for those wanting to learn the art of simple writing.«
Beatrice von Matt in her afterword

General Fiction
240 pages


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»Hansjörg Schneider is a master of the literary short form.«

Frank von Niederhäusern / Kulturtipp, Zurich