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Angel Classics Brigitta, with 'Limestone', 'Abdias' and 'The Forest Path'

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Thomas Mann found the nineteenth-century Austrian writer Adalbert Stifter 'one of the most strangely gripping narrators in world literature.' Yet he is little known to the English-speaking world. He is far ahead of his time in portraying the diseased subconscious and the influence that the earliest years have on a person's development. These masterly new translations constitute the most substantial selection of Stifter's richly symbolic narratives to appear in English.

The ugly heroine of the love-story Brigitta makes a barren corner of the Hungarian plains bloom. Limestone tells of a repressed priest whose single erotic encounter determines his behaviour for the rest of his life. Abdias is the epic, Job-like story of a Jew raised in the North African desert. The hero of The Forest Path, another product of an alienated childhood, is a comic counterpart to the tragic Brigitta.

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Series Angel Classics Title Brigitta, with 'Limestone', 'Abdias' and 'The Forest Path'
Subject German Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date September 1990 Authors Adalbert Stifter / Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
Binding Paperback Pages N/A
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 370
ESB Code 55010 ISBN 9780946162376
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  Price £6.95

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