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The Resource Motley stones, Adalbert Stifter ; translated from the German by Isabel Fargo Cole

Motley stones, Adalbert Stifter ; translated from the German by Isabel Fargo Cole

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Motley stones
Title
Motley stones
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Adalbert Stifter ; translated from the German by Isabel Fargo Cole
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"The first complete English translation of the nineteenth-century Austrian innovator's evocative, elemental cycle of novellas. For Kafka he was my fat brother ; Thomas Mann called him one of the most peculiar, enigmatic, secretly audacious and strangely gripping storytellers in world literature. Often misunderstood as an idyllic poet of beetles and buttercups, the 19th-century Austrian writer Adalbert Stifter has been rediscovered in recent years as a radical experimenter with narrative and a forerunner of nature writing's darker currents. One of his best-known and most accessible works, the novella cycle Motley Stones now appears in its first complete English translation, a rendition that respects the bracing strangeness of the original. In six thematically linked novellas, including the beloved classic Rock Crystal, human dramas play out amid the natural cycles of the Alps or the urban rhythms of Vienna--environments so keenly observed that they emerge as the tales' most indomitable protagonists. Stifter's human characters are equally haunting--children braving perils, eccentrics and loners harboring enigmatic torments. We seek to glimpse the gentle law that guides the human race, Stifter famously wrote. What he glimpsed, more often than not, was the abyss that lies behind the idyll. The tension between his humane sensitivity and his dark visions is what lends his writing its heartbreaking power."--Provided by publisher
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1805-1868,
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Stifter, Adalbert
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1973-
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Cole, Isabel Fargo
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Stifter, Adalbert
  • Stifter, Adalbert
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Interpersonal relations
Label
Motley stones, Adalbert Stifter ; translated from the German by Isabel Fargo Cole
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Granite -- Limestone -- Tourmaline -- Rock crystal -- Cat-silver -- Rock milk
Control code
1150826995
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxi, 253 pages
Isbn
9781681375205
Lccn
2020015769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1150826995
Label
Motley stones, Adalbert Stifter ; translated from the German by Isabel Fargo Cole
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Granite -- Limestone -- Tourmaline -- Rock crystal -- Cat-silver -- Rock milk
Control code
1150826995
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxi, 253 pages
Isbn
9781681375205
Lccn
2020015769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1150826995

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