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Philosophy, psychology, religion (various) Socrate et Jésus
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- ISBN: 9782746516571
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With a substantial afterword and historical glossary.
"With this novel, Fontane achieved his first true masterpiece. It has a perfect beginning, a perfect ending, and no superfluous sentence in between.."
Henry Garland, Editor of The Oxford Companion to German Literature
It has taken a long time for the greatest German 19th-century novelist to find an English-language following. Peter James Bowman's masterly new translation of Irrungen, Wirrungen (1888) offers the English reader another unforgettable novel by Fontane to set beside Effi Briest.
The story: What might have been a simple tale of conflict between love and duty becomes, in Fontane's hands, something more sophisticated. In 1870s Berlin, an aristocratic officer in a glamorous cavalry regiment and a seamstress supporting herself and her invalid foster-mother with piecework defy convention by falling seriously in love.
The contrast between the lovers' whole-hearted view of each other and the world's trivializing view of their relationship underlies a tautly sprung narrative which is tenderly moving without being sentimental; gently ironic and full of social comedy. Fontane's brilliant use of dialogue creates a vigorous and loving portrait of the new German capital and its inhabitants.
THE TRANSLATOR: Peter James Bowman is an independent scholar and translator; he is the author of a number of articles on Fontane and, most recently, The Fortune Hunter: A German Prince in Regency England (2010), a biography of the celebrated Prussian landscape architect and matrimonial adventurer Hermann von Pckler-Muskau (2010). He lives in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
|Series||Philosophy, psychology, religion (various)||Title||Socrate et Jésus|
|Publication Date||February 2018||Authors||Anne Baudart|
|Inspection Copy||No||Delivery||Out of stock - expected on 08/03/2021 if you order today|
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