August

Heftet / 2019 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780857427076
Publisert
2019
Utgiver
Vendor
Seagull Books London Ltd
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
80
Høyde
203 mm
Bredde
127 mm
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August

Heftet / 2019 / Engelsk
Christa Wolf was arguably the best-known and most influential writer in the former East Germany. Having grown up during the Nazi regime, she and her family were forced to flee their home like many others, nearly starving to death in the process. Her earliest novels were controversial because they contained veiled criticisms of the Communist regime which landed her on government watch lists. Her past continued to permeate her work and her life, as she said, "You can only fight sorrow when you look it in the eye." August is Christa Wolf's last piece of fiction, written in a single sitting as an anniversary gift to her husband. In it, she revisits her stay at a tuberculosis hospital in the winter of 1946, a real life event that was the inspiration for the closing scenes of her 1976 novel Patterns of Childhood. This time, however, her fictional perspective is very different. The story unfolds through the eyes of August, a young patient who has lost both his parents to the war. He adores an older girl, Lilo, a rebellious teenager who controls the wards. Sixty years later, August reflects on his life and the things that she taught him. Written in taut, affectionate prose, August offers a new entry into Christa Wolf's work and, incidentally, her first and only male protagonist. More than a literary artifact, this new novel is a perfectly constructed story of a quiet life well lived. For both August and Christa Wolf, the past never dies.
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August is Christa Wolf's last piece of fiction, written in a single sitting as an anniversary gift to her husband. In it, she revisits her stay at a tuberculosis hospital in the winter of 1946.
Christa Wolf's (1929-2011) other works include the ground-breaking Cassandra, Patterns of Childhood and The Quest for Christa T. She has been awarded many prizes, among them the B chner Prize of the German Academy of Language and Poetry the Austrian State Prize for European Literature and the Geschwister Scholl Prize of the city of Munich. Katy Derbyshire is a translator and coeditor of no man's land, an online literary magazine of contemporary German writing in English.
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN13
9780857427076
Publisert
2019
Utgiver
Vendor
Seagull Books London Ltd
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
80
Høyde
203 mm
Bredde
127 mm
Se alle
Forfatter
Oversetter

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