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Peter Stamm is the great procrastinator and doubter of the Swiss literature, is damn the man jagged. In a hurry over the small bridge over, hush across the sheets carpet and into the forest.

the master runs through the Winterthur mountain ash forest, the he reached home in five minutes on the ebike. He always takes the same path. "I have trouble with a character or a scene, I'll come here and go for a run," says the 56-Year-old in the mild, even at a rapid pace, always totally deeply relaxed Thurgauer dialect.

a bypass

Peter Stamm is known, was started twenty years ago with the novel "Agnes". One of the very few Swiss writers it is read also in the USA and praised. With his latest novel, "The gentle indifference of the world" award he won last year, the Swiss book. It is a typical root-book: the language of sober up to the frugality, at the same time, in the building of refined and psychologically dodgy. Time levels collapse, DoppelgangeR come on, women and men in and out of love in a subtle way, that mans reading hardly noticed. In one scene, a character goes Hiking, storms, high as from the senses to the mountain. Your Inner busy you are stronger than the Around.

"I learned the nature in recent years, more appreciate," says root. But better to know he had not learned it because of this. The birds in the forest can not keep apart the trunk still. "I need nature for my work. In order to have peace and to come to new thoughts."

Before he was famous, joined Peter Stamm the Green. The mid-eighties, was that the Student wanted to prevent with the ethos of a bypass enjoyed in Weinfelden. "Afterward, many joined from this Free list and the newly created Green party. A candidate was, for me, the obvious next step." The trunk remained of the party faithful, organized here and there on occasion, turned as a list of filler available.

As in the recent elections: On the last position of the Green of the Canton of Zurich, he repeated 44’000 votes. Root made a better result than several candidates, who were placed by the party favorable. Like after every election, he is waiting for the evaluation. The statistics have shown that he abluchse with his candidacy, each of all the other parties, some of the voices of the CVP, the FDP, even the SVP. The tribe believes that the climate crisis is to cope with technology, and pragmatism that in the not-too-hard cuts are necessary and we can preserve our prosperity. The writer has a surprising perspective on the climate crisis: that of the quiet optimist.

Pragmatic relation to nature

A fungal colony is on the way in the mountain ash forest, tree trunk, running straight past her. He had recently collected for the first Time in his life, mushrooms, told the root. "Early in the morning, on the eve of I had a reading." Two kilos of mushrooms he had collected. It had incredibly had a lot of mushrooms there, it was almost impossible to overlook the mushrooms. Master laughs. The townspeople, and has lived in New York and Paris, is nothing to his relationship to nature. He has banal no esoteric reference, but in a pragmatic, almost: "nature is the Foundation of life, therefore, we must protect them. That is why the Greens are my party."

Short Rencontre under Winterthurern.

Peter Stamm is a committed writer. However, other than a Milo Rau or a Jonas Lüscher, with which he debated this issue already has – been engaged exclusively as a citizen, not as an artist. Tribe does not believe that he can move with his novels, something about politics. "It is the matter at all, good committed literature?", asks root. Sure, in the case of Chekhov ad nauseam will sometimes due to the tsarist policy, and in the case of Ibsen the social conditions would be criticized. "But that is all, always indirectly, never has a striking effect."

Peter Stamm is not remember to write a "climate-Roman", or the like. The climate literature, which is of the essence these days in the book market – authors, the reasoning about their own inaction, are not interested in him. Maybe a climate demo does not give a literary scene, but nothing more. "For me, it goes to the psychology of the people, to the General."

it's Not all about the pile of throw

The walk is half an hour old, and all of a sudden the root to be running on Asphalt. "Oh, now we have lost." Peter Stamm sounds like he would be just a little disappointed of himself. Then he adds: "We are coming back already. The way is now simply less beautiful."

According to the historical 20. October believes stem that Switzerland may now move definitely from the symbolic to the practical, effective climate policy. He would increase the price of the petrol is massive, flying with a significant tax increase. It would also create incentives for more solar panels are mounted on the roofs. "In Austria, you better do it." If the climate were moving in the streets and be satisfied with an approximation to Austria? "We don't have to throw everything on the pile," says root.

The Performance of Gothenburg

At the book fair in Gothenburg he saw a recent Performance of climate activists. Art blood flowing over the ground, dramatic Gestures. The Scenery is alienated root. He finds so unnecessary, in the worst case, counterproductive. His two children, two Teenagers, have him go to the big climate demo in Winterthur. First base was the second Demo at all. "It was a good Moment to set a tone." When his son wanted the third Friday in a row on strike, he declared to him, however, that the effect abnütze slowly, and he was going now better get back to school. But what does it matter if Switzerland were to achieve the energy transition, in fact, the big States, but more puff, China, for example? "I was there. The more electro-mobility in certain cities than we are. And I've never seen so many-saving lamps in China. The make up forward, don't worry." Anyway, hopelessness has never been an Option.

Back at the edge of the city of Winterthur. Before he climbs back on his ebike, a master is still a light-hearted calculation: "I Counted the hours spent by people reading my books – all very climate-friendly spent hours together would be a considerable sum of money."

As it would need a final proof for Peter Stamm's optimism: Self-a apolitical Lite the Green may be said to have rates a little.

Created: 31.10.2019, 15:26 PM

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