Indian summer

by Adalbert Stifter

Other authorsWendell W. Frye (Translator)
Paperback, 1999





Bern ; New York : Peter Lang, c1999.


This is one of Stifter's great epic works, a most sensitive account of the formative years in the life of Heinrich, a student of natural sciences, born into a bourgeois environment, but influenced and gently guided by a nobleman, the old Baron von Risach. It is in fact the baron's own reminiscences which give the book its title. Comparable in some ways to Gottfried Keller's Der grüne Heinrich this novel, nevertheless, reflects Stifter's own moral values, his ethical thinking and his deep reverence for nature.

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I found this book at home, and I choose it for its cover. It was summer, I was on holiday, and I hoped to have some time to read. After the first pages, I became addicted to Stifter's style, to his writing rythm. Very long and slow story. I followed the main character in his travel outside- inside himself. Unfortunately, i reached the end of the book, and my pleasure to read it had an end too. ..… (more)


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