[Originally published in , translated by Wendell Frye as Indian Summer]. Adalbert Stifter is the towering giant of Austrian literature, who. Analysis and discussion of characters in Adalbert Stifter’s Indian Summer. Complete summary of Adalbert Stifter’s Indian Summer. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Indian Summer.

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Title page of first edition. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Reading Der Nachsommerone slowly grows accustomed to its rhythms, one starts following the unspectacular winding paths of its narrative with a certain kind of joy. Going off the main highway, he approaches the almost fairy-tale like residence of the man of mystery, Freiherr adlbert Risach. He was especially notable for the vivid natural landscapes depicted in his writing, and has long been popular in the German-speaking world, while almost entirely unknown to English readers.

Have you read either? If you read mainly for plot and action, you will find this story painfully slow-moving. What I said stufter still stands, but I probably would have given it at most 2 stars, had I not been enamored of Stifter’s language. I could have written the same amount of words and gone off on a completely different tangent.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. I read it in the original language. Der Mensch [ist] nicht zuerst der menschlichen Gesellschaft wegen da, sondern seiner selbst willen.


Indian Summer

Curiosamente profetico in relazione a diversi argomenti tipici della nostra epoca – dall’agricoltur Lungo, lentissimo, singolare romanzo di formazione. Thank you Like Liked by 1 person. I cannot comment on translated versions but only hope that they do the original justice.

You review is acute, except that it has healed me cynicism again and again. I must admit when I reached the end I couldn’t help cynically saying to myself ‘And they all lived happily ever after.

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How wonderful to see another reader of this book Vishy pointed me here! I had first xummer Rock Crystal many years ago and I re-read it every year—few books have such vivid or beautiful stufter of nature, or the ability to tell a story in which dramatic things nearly happen but never do and instead the beauty of nature carries one along and moments of genuine happiness occur.

At the sound of the bell a man came out from behind the bushes in the yard adalbett walked toward me. Indian Summer takes place within a very idealist setting. Indian Summer by Adalbert Stifter. This is arbitrary blather. His retrospective examination of his personal development is presented with what seems to be humility, objectivity and emotional distance.

Die eigentliche Handlung, die wahrscheinlich nicht einmal ein Drittel des Werkes einnimmt, war a Ein anstrengendes Unterfangen.


I noticed a couple of books as well that may be interesting reading — books by Martin Swales and Eric A Blackall. Diese Abschweifungen und detailreichen Beschreibungen I am sure I will need assistance. Heinrich decides to pursue his interests in science and mathematics and soon settles on geology as his main interest especially as he likes to go hiking in the mountains.

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The pace does pick up a little in the final chapters when one of the central figures reveals the unhappy love affair in his past. Your identity is that one which best fits the order. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

There are some things which struck me as interesting and true. Avalbert young friend is provided with sufficient financial means to allow him the higher scientific education of his own choice. Astonished, he inquires about the secret of the garden and von Risach explains to him in far too many pages that the garden is constructed in a way that restores perfect balance.

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