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Brigitta ; with, Abdias ; Limestone ; and, The forest path /

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Language: English
German
Published: Angel Books ; 1990
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"Richly evocative and brushed with mystery...a wonderful new translation." - Publishers Weekly. "A writer who portrayed the development of people, how they overcome antagonistic forces of family and nature and very often have to pay a great price unt


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Apart from the novel Indian Summer (CH, Mar '86) the present work is the only book by this Austrian writer available in English translation. Even German Novellas of Realism, ed. by J.L. Sammons (Vol. 37 of "The German Library," 1989) devotes fewer than 90 pages to Stifter. This is too bad, for Stifter was a writer who portrayed the development of people, how they overcome antagonistic forces of family and nature, and very often have to pay a great price until a certain serenity in life can be achieved, if at all. In her introduction, Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly (Exeter College, Oxford) informs the reader competently about Stifter the man and the writer in general and about her selection of these stories in particular: They represent the writer well. Translating Stifter is not easy; a language used about 150 years ago can be caringly modernized, but a style that is at times cumbersome or deceivingly simple must be rendered thus, which was not always done. The book is edited very carefully, and the stories in their English translation are a pleasure to read. (There are only minor translational errors.) On the whole, a competent scholarly work. Appropriate for college students on all levels and for general readers. H. Brockhaus Western Washington University

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