The Internet Book List - Spread the word
       


Book Information: Lenz

Lenz (1839) [Novella]
by Georg Büchner Rating: No votes (Rate!)
Reviews: None (show them) Review!

Summary (From the publisher):

Lenz, Georg Büchner’s visionary exploration of an 18th-century playwright’s descent into madness, has been called the inception of European modernist prose. Published posthumously in 1839, Lenz is a taut case study of three weeks in the life of a schizophrenic, perhaps the first third-person text ever to be written from the “inside” of insanity. Partially based on the memoir of an Alsatian pastor describing Lenz’s stay with him in 1778 (translated here in its entirety for the first time), Büchner’s text moves well beyond its source by the rapt and virtually autistic attention it brings to the details of the natural world, whose landscapes prefigure those of Cézanne or Van Gogh.

Original title: Lenz
Original languages: German

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionMental Illness
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Great German Short Stories (1960) [Anthology]
      Authors: Franz Kafka , Thomas Mann , Heinrich Böll , Rainer Maria Rilke , Gottfried Keller , Gottfried Benn , Hugo von Hofmannsthal , Heinrich von Kleist , Ilse Aichinger , Georg Heym , Wolfgang Hildesheimer , Heinz Huber , Georg Büchner , Adalbert Stifter , Robert Walser , Hans Erich Nossack , Gerd Gaiser
     Eight German Novellas (1997) [Anthology]
      Authors: Gottfried Keller , Theodor Storm , Ludwig Tieck , Heinrich von Kleist , Eduard Mörike , Georg Büchner , Annette von Droste-Hülshoff

Edition #1: Lenz

Lenz (1997)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Fleming translation
Translated by: Michael Fleming
Search at Amazon!

Search at Powells!

Search at AbeBooks!

Edition #2: Lenz

Lenz (1988)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Rappolt translation
Translated by: Hedwig Rappolt
Search at Amazon!

Search at Powells!

Search at AbeBooks!

Edition #3: Lenz

Lenz (1966)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Hamburger translation
Translated by: Michael Hamburger
Search at Amazon!

Search at Powells!

Search at AbeBooks!



©Steven Jeffery / IBList.com, 2012
Terms of Use