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by Peter Stamm

Judith Gurewich, publisher of Other Press, credits Peter Stamm's writing with giving her "the yen and courage to become a publisher." In her editor's note, she writes that "like Flaubert, [Stamm] doesn’t explore the inner lives of his characters. Instead he lets them breathe on the page, using the details of every day life to furnish their moods, their sorrows, their cravings."

From the story:
"At other times Niklaus would see through the shrubbery between the two properties how the man sat in the grass beside the woman in her deckchair, and rubbed her with tanning lotion. She would have her bikini top off, and he was kneading away at her breasts, seemingly unconcerned whether anyone could see him. Eventually the two of them would disappear, and a quarter of an hour later, Niklaus would hear one or other of the children banging on the front door, calling for his parents."

About Recommended Reading:
Great authors inspire us. But what about the stories that inspire them? Recommended Reading, the latest project from Electric Literature, publishes one story every week, each chosen by a great author or editor. In this age of distraction, we uncover writing that's worth slowing down and spending some time with. And in doing so, we help give great writers, literary magazines, and independent presses the recognition (and readership) they deserve.

About the author:
Peter Stamm was born in 1963, in Weinfelden, Switzerland. He is the author of the novel Agnes, and numerous short stories and radio plays. His novels Unformed Landscape, On a Day Like This, and Seven Years, and the collection In Strange Gardens and Other Stories are available from Other Press. His prize-winning books have been translated into more than thirty languages. He lives outside of Zurich. His latest collection of short stories, We're Flying, is now available from Other Press.

About the guest editor:
Other Press is a New York-based independent publisher of novels, short stories, poetry, and essays from America and around the world that represent literature at its best, as well as nonfiction books on history, current events, popular culture, and memoir that explore how psychic, cultural, historical, and literary shifts inform our vision of the world, and of each other
Co-founded in 1998 by current publisher Judith Gurewich, Other Press started out as a publisher of psychoanalytic and academic works. Over the course of the next five years, as her vision and the scope of the press evolved, Gurewich became convinced that the most meaningful and revealing "analysis" takes place in good fiction and creative non-fiction. Literature, by the nature of its calling, is continually forced to harbor elements of surprise, which grants it the power to transform its readers.

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Release date 02.08.2012
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