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Lyric Novella (1933) [Novel]
by Annemarie Schwarzenbach Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Annemarie Schwarzenbach—journalist, novelist, antifascist, archaeologist and traveller— has become a European cult figure for bohemian free spirits since the rediscovery of her works in the late 1980s. Lyric Novella is her story of a young man’s obsession for a Berlin variété actress. Despite having his future career mapped out for him in the diplomatic service, the young man begins to question all his family values under Sibylle’s spell. His family, future and social standing become irrelevant when set against his overriding compulsion to pick her up every night from the theatre so they can go for a drive.

Schwarzenbach’s clear, psychologically acute prose makes this novella an evocative narrative, with many intriguing parallels to her own life. In fact, she admitted after publication that her hero was a young woman, not a man, leaving little doubt that Lyric Novella is a literary tale of lesbian love during socially and politically turbulent times.

Original title: Lyrische Novelle
Original languages: German


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

Edition #1: Lyric Novella

Lyric Novella (2011)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: 1st English
Translated by: Lucy Renner Jones
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Lyric Novella (October 2011)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Seagull Publishing
ISBN: 9780857420169
Pages: 140

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