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OUR HOUSE - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First American Edition/First Printing

Konig, Barbara (Translated by Roslyn Theobald)

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ISBN 10: 0810115123 / ISBN 13: 9780810115125
Published by Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1998
Used Condition: As New Hardcover
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1st Printing. 155 pages. Published in 1998. The author's second novel to be translated into English. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with the Softcover Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as hardcover original only by a University Press. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Barbara Konig's "Personenperson" in a felicitous English translation by Roslyn Theobald. From Our House to your house. "Details Nadine's search for her self, her essence, delineating a young woman's hopes and fears through the constant examination and eventual union of the kaleidoscopic aspects of her personality" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Barbara Konig collectors. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of very few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the finest writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER BARBARA KONIG TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0810115123. Bookseller Inventory # 4225

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Title: OUR HOUSE - Scarce Pristine Copy of The ...

Publisher: Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Barbara König's Our House is an extended meditation on identity, individuality, chance, and choice.

As the novel opens Nadine is returning home with her new love, who departs after they make a date for the evening. She then converses with a series of characters with insight into her past and a stake in her future--and who turn out to be elements of her own fragmented personality. With remarkable psychological insight, König details Nadine's search for her self, her essence, delineating a young woman's hopes and fears through the constant examination of the kaleidoscopic aspects of her mind.

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As the novel opens, a young woman is returning home in the company of a new love, who departs after they make a date for that evening. As Nadine prepares for her rendezvous, she converses with a series of characters: the contentious Cyril, the critical Dombrowskaya, the morbid and degenerate Anatol, the gentle Bozena. All claim insight into Nadine's past; all seem to have a stake in the young woman's future. Far from being a group of stable, supportive friends, the characters are revealed to be the elements of Nadine's fragmented personality. The experiences and desires of the various personalities are revealed, slowly exposing the core of Nadine's deep uncertainty and self-doubt. As the time of her assignation approaches, Nadine's attempts to quiet the cacophony of voices become more urgent, and the young woman searches desperately for a means of integrating herself and the other voices.

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