Sweet Days of Discipline

 
 
And Other Stories (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 5. Februar 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 101 Seiten
978-1-911508-18-2 (ISBN)
 
Set in postwar Switzerland, Fleur Jaeggy's eerily beautiful novel begins simply and innocently enough: 'At fourteen I was a boarder in a school in the Appenzell'. But there is nothing truly simple or innocent here. With the off-handed knowingness of a remorseless young Eve, the narrator describes life as a captive of the school and her designs to win the affections of the seemingly perfect new girl, Frederique. As she broods over her schemes as well as on the nature of control and madness, the novel gathers a suspended, unsettling energy.
New ed
  • Englisch
  • High Wycombe
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  • Großbritannien
  • Neue Ausgabe
  • Höhe: 197 mm
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  • Breite: 128 mm
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  • Dicke: 17 mm
  • 132 gr
978-1-911508-18-2 (9781911508182)
1911508180 (1911508180)
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Translated into about twenty languages, Fleur Jaeggy is a true original of European writing. The Times Literary Supplement named Fleur Jaeggy's S. S. Proleterka as a Best Book of the Year, and her Sweet Days of Discipline won the Premio Bagutta as well as the Premio Speciale Rapallo.
`A wonderful, brilliant, savage writer.' Susan Sontag ---------- `Fleur Jaeggy's pen is an engraver's needle depicting roots, twigs, and branches of the tree of madness - extraordinary.' Joseph Brodsky ---------- `She has the enviable first glance for people and things, she harbors a mixture of distracted levity and authoritative wisdom.' Ingeborg Bachmann ---------- `Small-scale, intense, and impeccably focused.' New Yorker ----------'Nothing rivals its intensity.' Los Angeles Times ---------- 'How a novel could be so chilly and so passionate at the same time is a puzzle, but that icy-hot quality is only one of the distinctions of Sweet Days of Discipline.' Newsday ----------- 'Startling and original-so disturbing and so haunting.' The New York Review of Books

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