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Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman

Friedrich Christian Delius

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ISBN 10: 0956284000 / ISBN 13: 9780956284006
Published by Peirene Press Ltd, 2010
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman

Publisher: Peirene Press Ltd

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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Rome, one January afternoon in 1943. A young German woman is on her way to listen to a Bach concert at the Lutheran church. Innocent and naive, the war is for her little more than a daydream, until she realizes that her husband might never return. This is a mesmerizing psychological portrait of the human need to safeguard innocence and integrity at any cost - even at the risk of excluding reality. Moreover, it's a compelling and credible description of a typical young German woman during the Nazi era. If we can relate to her we come close to understanding the forces that were shaping an entire generation. The literary masterpiece by one of Germany's most renowned contemporary writers was published in 2006 and immediately reprinted three times within the first couple of months.

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Friedrich Christian Delius is one of the most critically acclaimed contemporary German writers. He was born in 1943 and lives in Berlin and Rome. His first poetry collection appeared in 1965. Since then he has published fourteen novels, five poetry collections and has recently written the libretto for the opera Prospero by Luca Lombardi. His books have been translated into seventeen languages. Jamie Bulloch has been working as a professional translator from German since 2001. His most recent works include The Sweetness of life by Paulus Hochgatter for Quercus and Ruth Meier's Diary for Harvill/Secker.

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