The Shoe Tester of Frankfurt Wilhelm Genazino Philip Boehm The Shoe Tester of Frankfurt This brief and poignant novel from Germany explores existential questions as its year old narrator reflects on broken relationships and other failures and struggles to come to terms with life The
  • Title: The Shoe Tester of Frankfurt
  • Author: Wilhelm Genazino Philip Boehm
  • ISBN: 9780811215831
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
The Shoe Tester of Frankfurt Wilhelm Genazino Philip BoehmThis brief and poignant novel from Germany explores existential questions as its 46 year old narrator reflects on broken relationships and other failures, and struggles to come to terms with life The Shoe Tester of Frankfurt by Wilhelm Genazino, 2004 recipient of the Georg Buchner Preis, Germany s highest literary honor, is finally available to English speaking readers inThis brief and poignant novel from Germany explores existential questions as its 46 year old narrator reflects on broken relationships and other failures, and struggles to come to terms with life The Shoe Tester of Frankfurt by Wilhelm Genazino, 2004 recipient of the Georg Buchner Preis, Germany s highest literary honor, is finally available to English speaking readers in a pitch perfect translation by Philip Boehm Employed by a high end shoe manufacturer to test new products, the narrator spends his days wandering through his native city, encountering faces from his past primarily female and experiencing anew the many manifestations of the mystery of life In the grand tradition of literary flaneurs, he takes note of his surroundings, from the significant to the mundane, and assembles them into a sort of mental collage that is at once self portrait and cityscape Most remarkable in Genazino s work is the humor with which he invests this melancholic character Though at times he fears that he teeters on the brink of insanity, he good naturedly pursues the strange twists of fate that land him variously behind a table at the flea market, in a newspaper office, by the banks of a flooded river, or in a friend s bed As Peter von Matt wrote in Der Spiegel, Indeed, there is hardly a subtler humorist among today s writers than Genazino.
The Shoe Tester of Frankfurt Wilhelm Genazino Philip Boehm

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  1. at mal ve alaca renklerle bezenmi bir i d nyas var isimsiz karakterimizin E itimli, entelekt el ama insan ili kilerinde sorunlu biri stelik kendi durumunun olduk a fark nda Hayata gelmi olmas n n kendi fikri sorulmadan ger ekle mi olmas na epey takm durumda Varolu u ile ilgili m thi kayg lar var ok k sa bir zaman nce uzun ve g venli bir ili kisi sonlanm Onu ne akl ndan karabiliyor ne de evindeki yerini doldurabiliyor ok d n yor D ncelerinden ka mak i in kendini soka a at yor Ama her seferinde ge [...]

  2. Mutsuzluk Zamanlar nda Mutluluk u okurken yeni bir yazar ke fetmenin heyecan n ya yordum Bu kitab okurken ise art k favori yazarlar m aras na ekleyece im yeni bir isim buldu uma emin oldum Normalde bir kitab elimden atmama neden olacak baz c mleler, aforizmalar Genazino nun yerinde kullan mlar yla anlat m nas l da zenginle tirmi Bu kitab sevme nedenlerimden biri de bana sevdi im bir ok kitab bir ekilde hat rlatmas oldu Mesela kitapta ay rlar ile ilgili bir b l m var o b l m, Perec in Uyuyan Adam [...]

  3. son zamanlar n en keyifli kitab d nyada kendi icazeti olmaks z n bulundu u duygusuyla ya ayan, isimsiz bi ayakkab denet isiyle sokaklarda y r yor onun derin g zlemlerine kulak vermeden edemiyorsunuz eviri ba ar l , kapak yine ok g zel jaguar kitap sevdi imi daha nce s ylemi miydim minik bi uyar monologdan ho lanmayanlar sevmeyebilir, aman dikkat

  4. Severek ve e lenerek okudu um bir kitap Olaylar veya kurgusuyla de il, ete kemi e b r nd rd ve kendini sevdiren ana kahraman yla parlayan kitaplardan Yazar, okurun kahraman i selle tirmesini ba ar yla ger ekle tirmi Bir s re sonra yolda y r rken kendinizi onun gibi d n rken yakal yorsunuz.Bu kitap bana H zland k a Azal yorum u hat rlatt Her iki kitapta da ya lar n alm , sosyal ili kilerden ka nan, kendilerini ve evrelerini dikkatle g zlemleyen, zengin i d nyaya sahip kahramanlar var kisinin de J [...]

  5. Sakin ve kendi kafas n n i inde kendi sorular yla u ra an bir adamla dola t m bu kitab okurken Bir haftal k ara vermem gerekti okurken, d nd mde adam onu b rakt m k pr de beni bekliyordu Ba a sona ihtiya duymayan tespit ve d ncelerimizle bir m ddet daha y r d k imdi o kendi d nyas nda ben de kendi d nyamda ya amlar m za devam ediyoruz te b yle bir kitapt , iyi ki okumu um.

  6. the title in German, An umbrella for this day quotes a sentence of the book which goes about as follows my tanslation many people regard their lives as one long rainy day and their body as an umbrella for this day Beside bonmots like this it is most of all the mood, the inner atmosphere of the protagonist who reports his observations while roaming the city Frankfurt, that pleases me Because of perfect fit to my own, on certain days when there are no plans and time enough just to watch and be Wit [...]

  7. I picked up this book to learn about Frankfurt, or at least the spirit of the city That isn t what this book is about It is about a character who is constantly trying to escape his own dizzying intellect While there are some clever passages, I just don t feel like this is an original premise or even an original way to approach it We are all trying to escape our own dizzying intellect in some way Also, writing about the mundane in interesting prose does not necessarily make the subject matter les [...]

  8. Ayakkab denet ili i yap yor kahraman m z.B t n g n aya nda yepyeni ayakkab larla dola mak ve sonra y r rken edindi i hissiyat olabildi ince eksiksiz bir rapor halinde yazmak zorunda.Kafas kar m lar n,yar delilerin ve kafas bozulmu lar n civar nda olmaktan ho lan yor.Mevcudiyeti tesad ften ba ka bir eye ba l olmayan biri olarak tan ml yor kendini.Yollarda s rekli tan d birilerine rastl yor.Y r meyi, ocuklu unu d nmemek i in bir strateji olarak kullan yor.Kahraman m z ok fazla kendi kendisiyle kon [...]

  9. None of the protagonists is able to take on the challenge of life It starts with the first person narrator who observes life from an outsider perspective, passively He considers his life as not approved Other persons suffer similar fates They are bored by life, annoyed by other people and their average lives, looking for a meaning or hiding away in the security of aimless jobs.The failure of the narrator s antagonist, a mediocre photographer, is instrumental in finally mastering his own fate A w [...]

  10. I wonder what prompted New Directions to title Genazino s book The Shoe Tester of Frankfurt instead of translating the German, An Umbrella for This Day I imagine there were good reasons for this decision The chosen title does, perhaps, express the eccentricity of the novel better than the latter, but An Umbrella, is appropriate for the tone of the work.It is redundant to call the novel melancholic, which it is But describing it as such seems almost inescapable In this case, inevitable There are [...]

  11. Meine Inhaltsangabe Ein Mann denkt ber die Absurdit ten des Lebens nach Gebeutelt vom Verlassen werden seiner Lebenspartnerin Lisa, trifft er immer wieder auf Dinge die ihm bedeutsames Denken abfordern Obwohl er manchmal gern einfach seine Jacke in einen Busch, Ger ll oder in die Fluten werfen w rde Nur um zu beobachten wie sich seine Jacke verh lt und wie sie sich ver ndert Das Leben ist verr ckt und irgendwann wird aus dem vor sich hin leben und den Nachdenklichkeiten einfach ein Leben mit ein [...]

  12. Mutsuzluk Zamanlar nda Mutluluk eserinde de oldu u gibi ok sade bir hayat ya ayan, hayat n b y k bir ba ar s zl k olarak g ren orta ya l melankolik bir karakter var bu kitapta da Genazio nun tarz kendini belli ediyor Modern hayata ayak uydurmakta zorlanan, eme inin kar l n g rememi ve muazzam g zlem yetene i olan bireylerin hayat n ustal kla ele al yor Sosyal hayattan s yr lmaya al an, evresini olduk a dikkatli bir ekilde g zlemleyip kendi kafas nda insanlara dair derin d nc ler yaratan, ge imin [...]

  13. O G n in Bir emsiye, Jaguar Kitap tan okudu um ilk kitap B kk n ve ama s z, orta ya l bir ayakkab denet isinin g zlerinden ya ad evreye, insanlara ve d nyaya ait g zlemler e li inde hayattan bir kesit sunuluyor bu kitapta S radan bir karakterin yapt bilin li ve dikkatli g zlemler, ya ad ili kiler ve ald kararlar belirli bir konu olmaks z n o unlukla monologlarla anlat lm Ak c ve ilgin ba layan birka sayfan n ve zerinde d n lecek bir iki sat r n d nda O G n in Bir emsiye nin pek etkileyici bir ki [...]

  14. The Shoe Tester of Frankfurt by Wilhelm Genazino is a humorous vignette of a shoe tester Genazino s sketch of the unnamed main character and existential anti hero, is of a man searching for some meaning through his wanderings about town.He works for a shoe manufacturer which takes him all over Frankfurt testing new foot wear As he walks through busy streets of the old districts, he sometimes runs into past acquaintances, some of whom were girlfriends, and this gives him a starting point for his [...]

  15. Genazino came highly recommended to me by a German friend as far as I know this is the only book of his yet translated to English The novel is voice driven the voice quirky and full of the narrator s observations, musings I didn t fall in love with it or him , but it grew on me so that by the end it had achieved an unexpected effect, as in fact his life shows movement in terms of his relationships and work There was for me an unexpected sweetness to it by the end.The translation is fine but I wo [...]

  16. frankfurt sokaklar nda i sesi e li inde yeni ayakkab denetimi yapmak zere y r yen 46 ya nda bir adam kar s na kan insanlar, manzaralar, ge mi i, a klar , hesapla malar ve at malar tabii ki varolu u bir anlat diyebiliriz pekala g zlem yetene i ok ok iyi yine de okunmas zor buldum, belki duygudurumum uygun de ildi, belki havalar ama karamsarla t m okurken yine de d nya edebiyat merakl lar na tavsiye ederim ve aylak aylak dola may sevenlere.

  17. Kitap tan t m yaz s ndan da g r lece i gibi, ayk r bir anlat c n n ya am n n k sa bir b l m ne tan kl k ediyoruz Anlat c , kolay anla labilecek, sevilebilecek, empati kurulabilcek biri de il arp c g zlemleri, hayat sorgulama bi imi, yarg lar da yle.Zaman zaman tedirgin edici, okura kahraman n ok mahrem an lar na, hayat na giriyormu rahats zl veren ilgin bir okuma.

  18. Hodn dobr Ta jedna hv zda dol je kv li tomu, e v s p b h s m moc net hne dop edu, ne te se to samo P em liv kniha, kde samotn p b h vlastn ani dnou extra roli nehraje Sp jde o takov pozorov n vnit n ho i vn j ho sv ta skrz liter rn vt len I kdy je to ten t m zenov , uzem uje v s chladn n meck odstup a autorova z liba v rozporech a paradoxech.

  19. Yapay evirisine ra men kitab hem uzun olmad hem de baz b l mlerinden ger ekten zevk alabildi im i in bitirebildim Kitab n ne s rd fikirlere o u yerde kat lm olsam da anlat m nda bir zg nl k yoktu, s radand.

  20. kahraman n mutsuzlu u ve ba ar s zl yle g zel anlat lm ki insan kendini rahats z olmaktan kurtaram yor.

  21. This book was over too soon Beautiful stream of consciousness, philosophical ponderings of the banal, the extraordinary and the wonderment of all experiences.

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