Behind the Station

The second book of Arno Camenisch s Alp trilogy is told through the eyes of two young brothers growing up in a small, secluded village in a valley flanked by the alpine mountains Written in the same style as The Alp, we start to believe there is little difference between the children and the adults in this village, save for their love of mischief and ghost stories The grThe second book of Arno Camenisch s Alp trilogy is told through the eyes of two young brothers growing up in a small, secluded village in a valley flanked by the alpine mountains Written in the same style as The Alp, we start to believe there is little difference between the children and the adults in this village, save for their love of mischief and ghost stories The grandmother, the parents, and the neighbors this world is an amphitheater full of drama, somehow colored through the eyes of children Camenisch s quiet control and powerful descriptions of village life prove he is an international voice to follow.
Behind the Station The second book of Arno Camenisch s Alp trilogy is told through the eyes of two young brothers growing up in a small secluded village in a valley flanked by the alpine mountains Written in the same s

  • Title: Behind the Station
  • Author: Arno Camenisch
  • ISBN: 9781564783
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Behind the Station”

    1. More gentle insights from the little-known world of Romansh-speaking Switzerland, from the region's only major writer. Set in a single mountain village, this book casually introduces you to a charming assortment of chamois hunters, farmhands, jass players and squabbling family-members, as seen through the eyes of its unnamed child narrator.The ingenuous and personable narrative voice represents a shift away from the third-person distance of its predecessor, Sez Ner, although there is still littl [...]

    2. Snapshots of life in a Swiss village thirty years ago.This is the second book in Arno Camenisch's Swiss Literature series, but I did not feel that I had missed out by reading this first. The author was born in 1978 so this would have been set at the time that he was a young boy, like the two brothers in this novella. The brothers seemed quite young, too young to be wandering around the village, but their ages are not given. I think this wandering free was what appealed to me most about the book; [...]

    3. Nearly a year in the life of a Alpine village as told by an unnamed narrator, probably 5 or 6 years old. The tale of a close-knit group of neighbors and the narrator’s extended family. POV and attention span that of a small child, so that the events are pass as a series of two- and three-paragraph vingettes. Comings and goings of friends and neighbors, the passing of the narrator’s grandfather, accidents, near-calamities, relationships and marriages all simply and charmingly described. Essen [...]

    4. This is the second book in Arno Camenisch’s Alp trilogy and this time focuses on two young brothers growing up in a quiet isolated mountain village. There’s little real narrative; rather it’s a portrait of the local community through the eyes of the child narrator. There’s nothing sentimental or picturesque about the descriptions. This is life as it really is, related in a spare and simple prose that is both atmospheric and convincing. The author writes in a very unemotional way which ma [...]

    5. Arno is talented with language, German and rumantsch mix, really cool and fun to read, specially if you know the places and the type of people.

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