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Benjamin Lytal: Peter Stamm, 30 August 2012

Seven Years 
by Peter Stamm, translated by Michael Hofmann.
Granta, 264 pp., £14.99, April 2012, 978 1 84708 509 2
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... Literature should be naked,’ Peter Stamm writes. Words should never obscure the story, ‘its warmth, its form, its vitality’. It’s form that critics in Germany and his native Switzerland are talking about when they compare Stamm to Raymond Carver. Take ‘The True Pure Land’, one of his more ‘naked’ stories ...

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