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Darkness and a Little Light (1994) [Collection]
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A P.O.W. in Russia after WWII, Bobrowski (1917-1965) returned to his forever-changed native province, former East Prussia, in 1949. His lost homeland - which he called by the region's ancient name of Sarmartia - haunts all his work. Full of longing and an astonishing poetic beauty, his stories are visionary elegies to vanished ways of life. Some of the stories, set in the nineteenth century or in the darkness of WWII, are directly elegiac. But tales relating the dreary, oversynthesized reality of East German life in the '50s and '60s are also shot through with piercing traces of an older, more richly atmospheric world of nature and memory.


  • The Lipmann Boy
  • Letter from America
  • Lithuanian Story
  • Young Man at the Window
  • Interior
  • In Fingal's House
  • Mouse Feast
  • Valery or the Beans
  • That Was Really the End
  • Darkness and Little Light
  • Bochlendorff
  • The Little Owl

Original title: Darkness and a Little Light
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Edition #1: Darkness and a Little Light

Darkness and a Little Light (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Leila Vennewitz
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Darkness and a Little Light (1994)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: New Directions
ISBN: 0811212599
Pages: 112

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