Brigitta and Other Tales

Brigitta and Other Tales Each of these four stories is set in a recognisable world depicted with a measured realism But once the reader has learned to look beneath the calm apparently seamless surface of the narrative and i

  • Title: Brigitta and Other Tales
  • Author: Adalbert Stifter Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
  • ISBN: 9780140446302
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • Each of these four stories is set in a recognisable world depicted with a measured realism But once the reader has learned to look beneath the calm, apparently seamless surface of the narrative, and in Stifter s words, to see with an eye of the heart , strange tensions are revealed.

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    1 thought on “Brigitta and Other Tales”

    1. The edition I read was Rodale Press, 1957, beautifully illustrated by Peter Emmerich. Adalbert Stifter is a 19th century Austrian author who writes beautiful prose in a rather minimalist style. In the novella Brigitta he describes the natural world in a style rarely seen. I suppose I'm attracted to authors who have a tragic end (Joseph Roth, for one, who died an alcoholic in a pauper's hospital)--Stifter slit his own throat with a razor after suffering from cirrhosis of the liver.

    2. Not nearly as interesting to me as Theodor Storm's work. Abdias and Limestone were most congenial, the first with its greater sense of narration, the second with its amenable narrator and his subject. None of the four long stories is well served by the jacket copy, which for each seems to focus on a minor aspect of the story or to miscast its tone.

    3. I only read Brigitta, once I finish the others a longer review will appear. Oh and Stifter is an amazing writer.

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