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Convent School, the (1968) [Novel]
by Barbara Frischmuth Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Barbara Frischmuth portrays the confusion teenagers face when caught in a strict pedagogical system which does not encourage independence of spirit or thought. Life for the young charges in the convent is "schooling" with a vengeance: a rigid and authoritarian system inculcates the girls with answers to all the problems of life. Yet, the young protagonist prevails, and in the final chapter she communicates in a voice completely her own, marking the dramatic shift away from her oppressive tutelage to the first stirrings of genuinely critical self-awareness.

Original title: Die Klosterschule
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionYouth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)

Edition #1: The Convent School

The Convent School (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Gerald Chapple James B. Lawson
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The Convent School (1994)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Riverside, CA
Publisher: Ariadne Press
ISBN: 0929497759
Pages: 93

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