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Synopsis: In The Discovery of Slowness, German novelist Sten Nadolny recounts the life of the nineteenth-century British explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847). The reader follows Franklin's development from awkward schoolboy and ridiculed teenager to expedition leader, governor of Tasmania, and icon of adventure. Everyone with whom he came into contact sensed that he was a rare man, one who was “out of his time” and who moved to a different, grander beat. That beat eventually led Franklin to sail once more—on his final, fateful voyage—into the Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. The Discovery of Slowness is both a riveting account of a remarkable and varied life, and a profound and thought-provoking meditation on time.
About the Author:
Sten Nadolny is the author of several novels, including The Discovery of Slowness. He lives in Germany.
Ralph Freedman, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Princeton University, is acclaimed for his biographies Hermann Hesse: Pilgrim of Crisis, and Life of a Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke
Title: The Discovery of Slowness
Publication Date: 1987
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description New York, New York, U.S.A.: Viking Press / Elisabeth Sifton, 1987. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. VG/na. Light edge wear, some soiling, and light surface pull on front. First US Edition. ARC/Proof. "Unrevised and Unpublished Proofs". Printed Yellow Wraps. Publication date and price penned to front. This book is from the extensive Gatenby Collection amassed over 30 years . Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto," among other books. Gatenby signature and date on ffep. SIGNED by Nadolny & warmly INSCRIBED to Gatenby: "with love and many thanks!". Dated "Toronto, 27.10.97". A unique Association Copy. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 024841
Book Description Viking,UK, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. UK1ST.EDITION.1ST.PRINTING.NEAR FIEN HARDBACK IN NEAR FIEN DUSTWRAPPER.AN UNREAD COPY. Bookseller Inventory # 34WXXX
Book Description Viking Adult, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0670804681
Book Description Viking, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020670804681
Book Description Viking, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010670804681
Book Description Viking, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110670804681
Book Description Viking, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0670804681