(From the publisher):
The ugly heroine of the love-story Brigitta
makes a barren corner of the Hungarian plains bloom. Limestone
tells of a repressed priest whose single erotic encounter determines his behaviour for the rest of his life. Abdias
is the epic, Job-like story of a Jew raised in the North African desert and driven out into the harsh world by his father at an early age. The hero of The Forest Path
, another product of an alienated childhood, is a comic counterpart to the tragic Brigitta; this story is here translated into English for the first time.
Stifter, like Kafka, has a modern appeal in that his narration is as much a veil as a window; the reader, like the characters, must learn how to see.
Original title: Brigitta; with Abdias, Limestone and The Forest Path
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
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