Stella

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Product Details

Price
$12.95
Publisher
Other Press (NY)
Publish Date
Pages
136
Dimensions
5.08 X 0.46 X 7.46 inches | 0.32 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781590513354
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About the Author

Siegfried Lenz, born in Lyck in East Prussia in 1926, is one of the most important and widely read writers in postwar and present-day literature. He has published twelve novels, including The German Lesson, and produced several collections of short stories, essays, and plays. His works have been published since 1951 by Hoffmann und Campe, and he has won numerous prizes, including the Goethe Prize and the German Booksellers' Peace Prize.

Anthea Bell is a freelance translator from German and French, specializing in fiction. She has won a number of translation awards in the UK, the USA, and Europe.

Reviews

"Like W.G. Sebald at his best, Lenz solicits the reader's grief through lexical restraint: the story's sedate tone, combined with its nautical-rural setting, perfectly renders the texture of a daydream."--The New Yorker

"We can thank heaven for a small - but exquisite - mercy in the shape of Siegfried Lenz's [Stella]....a superbly crafted novella of first love, with a tenderly evocative sense of place, mood and era....Suggestively rich in overtones and undercurrents, Lenz's beautiful miniature also stands alone as a masterclass in 'the grammar of farewell'."--The Independent

"This book expresses, with extreme subtlety . . . the torments of first love and the pain of parting . . . [It] stands poignantly beside the tales of such lovers as Tristan and Isolde, Romeo and Juliet." --L'Express

"We have Siegfried Lenz to thank for a poetic book--perhaps his most beautiful." --Marchel Reich-Ranicki, Frankfurter Allgemeine