Zitate zu Saša Stanišić: How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone. Luchterhand Literaturverlag (Hardcover, Literary Fiction)

How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone


Original Title: Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 320 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-630-87242-1
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

Date of publication: August 28, 2006
This title is available.


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· Shortlisted for Deutscher Buchpreis

Saša  Stanišić - How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone


"The author's narrative is so soulful and witty. He skillfully balances ordinary with extraordinary, factual with absurd, horrific with poetic."

The Riveter (09.12.2019)

“… in all its details a brilliant and at times higher humorous novel.”

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

"With linguistic competence and a passion for storytelling."


“Sasa Stanisic has written an astounding first novel – broad-minded, dynamic, daring.”

Frankfurter Rundschau

“Simultaneously poetic and humorous. A book against the fading of memories, one that will leave no reader indifferent.”

Ilma Rakusa

“Everything Sasa Stanisic's language touches becomes alive; his figures are tangible, the world trustingly foreign. Add to this a fine sense for humour: grand cinema in the head!”

Juli Zeh

“… one wants there to be readers of this book. Readers who let themselves be seduced by a tone that penetrates to the heart and by a story that has a continuance extending far beyond the historical moment.”

Welt am Sonntag

"There is no going back beyond war and disintegration, even if this captivating novel does everything it can to keep the long-lost past from disappearing forever."


"In spite of its theme, How the Soldier Repaired the Gramophone is a light, often amusing, and above all exuberant novel, packed with incongruous characters and absurd situations. It is as if Stanisic has been helping himself to a cornucopia of creativity."



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