Süskinds Welterfolg "Das Parfum" und seine Drehbuchfiguren wie den "Monaco Franze" kennt jeder - sein Gesicht kaum jemand. Patrick Süskind scheut den. Spätestens seit der Verfilmung seines Romans "Das Parfüm" ist Patrick Süskind einem internationalen Lesepublikum ein Begriff. Der Autor wurde in Ambach. Patrick Süskind, geboren in Ambach am Starnberger See, studierte in München und in Aix-en-Provence mittlere und neuere Geschichte und verdiente.
BR-NavigationDer oberbayerische Schriftsteller Patrick Süskind wurde in Ambach am Starnberger See geboren und verbrachte seine Jugendjahre in München, wo er. Patrick Süskind ist ein deutscher Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor. Sein veröffentlichter und bislang einziger Roman Das Parfum wurde zu einem Bestseller. Ebenfalls ein Welterfolg war sein Einpersonenstück Der Kontrabaß. Spätestens seit der Verfilmung seines Romans "Das Parfüm" ist Patrick Süskind einem internationalen Lesepublikum ein Begriff. Der Autor wurde in Ambach.
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Perfume was on the bestselling list of the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel for nine years. He is also the author of a novella, The Pigeon , The Story of Mr.
Sommer , Three Stories and a Reflection , and a collection of essays, On Love and Death French cartoonist Sempe illustrated the images in The Story of Mr.
Sommer El Perfume. Not in Library. Das Parfum. Die Taube. Die Geschichte von Herrn Sommer. Patrick Süskind, Das Parfum. The Pigeon.
He decides to return to Paris, intending to die there, and after a long journey ends up at the fish market where he was born. He approaches a crowd of criminals gathered in a cemetery and pours the entire bottle of his final perfume on himself.
The people are so drawn to him that they are compelled to obtain parts of his body, eventually tearing him to pieces and eating them.
The story ends with the crowd, now embarrassed by their actions, agreeing that they did it out of "love". He refrained from overpowering some whole, live person He knew he was master of the techniques needed to rob a human of his or her scent, and knew it was unnecessary to prove this fact anew.
Indeed, human odour was of no importance to him whatsoever. He could imitate human odour quite well enough with surrogates.
What he coveted was the odour of certain human beings: that is, those rare humans who inspire love. Those were his victims.
The real-life story of Spanish serial killer Manuel Blanco Romasanta — , also known as the "Tallow Man", who killed several women and children, sold their clothes, and extracted their body fat to make soap, resembles Grenouille's methods in some ways.
The name of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille might be inspired by the French perfumer Paul Grenouille, who changed his name into Grenoville when he opened his luxury perfume house in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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While Perfume focuses on one character and his obsessions, Rossini is an ensemble piece involving many characters. The tone of this satire about the film industry is ironic, much as Perfume is.
Süskind's play Der Kontrabass also focuses on one character, a social outcast not unlike Grenouille. Jahrhundert Literatur Deutsch Träger des World Fantasy Awards Drehbuchautor Schriftsteller München Mitglied der Deutschen Filmakademie Deutscher Geboren Mann Bestsellerautor Deutschland.
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Hauptseite Themenportale Zufälliger Artikel. The writing on display is beautiful. A tremendous lot of research went into Perfume , and it shows.
The descriptions of the various perfume-making techniques are rich, detailed and thoroughly impressive. Suskind frequently devotes whole pages to explanations of parfumiers' secrets; it is testimony to the quality of his writing that they never get tedious.
He also does a marvellous job evoking the odours of Grenouille's world and the way in which they affect him.
With its many powerful descriptions of odours both pleasant and unpleasant , the book is a veritable smellscape which makes you increasingly aware of the smells surrounding you.
However, it is not without its problems. The middle chapters are a bit of a drag and the ending is so over the top that many readers will be put off by it.
I was a bit put off by it myself, yet I can see why Suskind went for the grotesque touch. For all its scientific detail, Perfume is essentially a fairy tale, and anything but a strange ending would have been a betrayal.
It's weird, but if you read the story as if it were fairy tale, the ending makes sense. It's a fairy tale with a fairy-tale ending, and then some.
View all 6 comments. Mar 28, Emelia rated it it was amazing. To say this book is just a book of murder is to confine Patrick Suskind's words to banality.
It is a story of love and obsession. Of one destined to be a captive of the senses. Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is a slave to scent. As some people are captivated by the scent of roses or lilacs, so Jean-Baptiste is captivated by the scent of women.
In his dementia, in his lonely mind, he seeks to forever hold this scent of innocence and beauty, so much so it drives him to the brink of insanity, forcing him To say this book is just a book of murder is to confine Patrick Suskind's words to banality.
In his dementia, in his lonely mind, he seeks to forever hold this scent of innocence and beauty, so much so it drives him to the brink of insanity, forcing him to commit the utmost atrocities as his mind takes him down a path of darkness from which he will never return.
Perfume is a story of the dark recess of the mind, where some madmen dwell for moments, and some dwell forever. Nov 13, Petra-X Off having adventures rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction , reviewed.
Original story, well-written, a bit creepy, a lot silly, morality turned on its head for sex and drugs, it put me in mind that it was the Pied Piper in reverse.
Not an exact analogy, just what it put in my mind. I've just downloaded the film. It will be interesting to see how much humanity is allowed Grenouille.
View all 5 comments. May 07, Paul rated it it was ok Shelves: general-novels. Bizarre and unusual tale set in eighteenth century France. Grenouille is born without an odour and becomes obsessed with odours.
He gradually moves through the novel learning all there is to know about perfume and scent and how to make, extract and distill it.
Unfortunatley Grenouille is completely amoral with no feeling for anyone else. The story becomes increasingly bizarre and the ending is strange; difficult to stomach you might say!
It is a well written, beautifully crafted with rich languag Bizarre and unusual tale set in eighteenth century France. It is a well written, beautifully crafted with rich language and an empty heart.
Take it out of its historical context and stick it in a modern city and what do you have. Scent obsessed loner murders 26 young girls for their hair and scent; we do not know their names apart from one , they are merely victims; all very young.
None of the victims are male and there are no significant female characters in the book Ok. I know teenage boys don't smell that sweet!
But I did wonder at Grenouille choosing young girls as he didn't seem to find any odour offensive. A heart warming story of a serial killer, who objectifies women.
American Psycho anyone!! As you may have guessed I didn't find the story all that convincing and as for the orgy at the end, I think the author ran out of ideas; or possibly forgot himself and thought he was writing for Playboy.
Nevertheless, it passed a wet afternoon and there were a few laugh out loud moments not entirely sure they were meant to be funny though!
Jan 23, Joey Woolfardis rated it it was ok Shelves: ce20 , bookshelf , masculine , german , , intriguing-but-ultimately-naff.
Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge , based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of The first thing I want to say is that, even though I didn't really enjoy it, I do fully recommend you read this book.
It has a wonderful concept and will make you think so much about a lot of things-life, people, senses, smells, the way you see the world-that I think the enjoyment of the story is a little unimportant.
This is the story of a late-Seventeenth-Century French man who is born with an extra Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge , based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of This is the story of a late-Seventeenth-Century French man who is born with an extraordinarily sensitive sense of smell, but does not smell of anything himself.
This unusual concept means the whole story is wrapped tightly around the theme of smell: all about it, smelling it, knowing it, seeing it, wanting it and remembering it.
I did want to enjoy this book and I thought the beginning was quite wonderful. It really set up the themes of the book, and the plot, and the character, to such an extent I went through it with hope.
Sadly, it falls away quite dramatically. It was unapologetically brutal and harsh; brash, brazen, quick, dark. The ending in particular I found exceedingly pointless, though I think that the ending itself was appropriate not only for the character but also, metaphorically, for the book, too.
It was a disappointing ending, but I thought it very fitting that it were as abrupt as it was. The concept of a man seeing the world and everything within it as smells is wonderful but I don't think it was executed to its full potential.
In fact, I think it was so mis-used that it left the work a bit hollow at the end. Grenouille doesn't think like other people and as a result he is a social outcast, which both hinders and emphasises his talent for smelling.
He sees everything as smells and, through him, we do, too. But I think there were many times when we didn't get the full sense of what he was smelling: I wasn't convinced of some of the smells-the description of a place-it wasn't evocative to me.
Perhaps because I don't have as powerful nose as others, or perhaps because I'm a visual person, but there were times when it didn't read as wonderful descriptions of people and places in the medium of smell, but instead was just an obvious statement of what had already been described before.
Unfortunately, Grenouille and other characters are neither likeable nor particular fleshed out. Even though I believe the 2D nature of the characters was done on purpose to illustrate Grenouille's own view of human beings, the fact that the book was in 3rd Person narrative meant it was felt wholly.
What I didn't like was the idea that virginity is something so utterly important that it has a special kind of scent. This is such a man idea of what virginity is-and weird from a character that has no concept of religion and god-that, whilst the idea of sexual desires and senses is intriguing, it holds no bearing on virginity and the act of losing it.
It has nothing to do with puberty, with the beginning of the menstrual cycle or the end of it. It is simply a bit of skin that, quite often, isn't even there.
Whilst I understand the concept of the need for virginal scent in this character, the whole idea really infuriated me, particularly considering this was written in the 80s and not, in fact, in the 18th century: you can have ideas of what virginity is in the 18th century but you cannot alter the proven fact: the scent of it.
That made no sense. It probably shouldn't have annoyed me so much, but it did, and the book lost a lotof it's meaning. The obvious sexual themes of the book-wherein Grenouille uses smells as a proxy for sex, intimacy and other such things-were rendered completely meaningless by this, despite their intrigue.
The other things, the art of perfume making, the way Paris smelt back then, the way a man can lose himself in a hole completely, all felt a little lacklustre and simply ways to make the story get to where it was heading, as opposed to being part of a journey.
It is a wonderful concept and I really enjoyed that part of it, but otherwise it was just another bloody book.
Blog Instagram Twitter Pinterest Shop Etsy Aug 14, Spencer Orey rated it really liked it. The focus on smells is great. I'll keep this around for whenever I need words to describe scents.
The story is ok. A bit unnecessarily grim. A bit dated and sexist. There's some great biting humor and some clunky dialogue.
But stinky Paris and the world of smells? Readers also enjoyed. About Patrick Süskind. Patrick Süskind. From he studied medieval and modern history in Munich and Aix-en-Provence.
In the '80s he worked as a screenwriter, for Kir Royal and Monaco Franze among others. In his status as literary wunderkind was confirmed with the publication of the novel Das Parfüm.
Die Geschichte eines Mörders Perfume: The Story of a Murderer , which quickly topped the European best-seller list and eventually sold millions of copies worldwide.
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