Adalbert Stifter: A Critical Study

Adalbert Stifter: A Critical Study

by Eric A. Blackall


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Adalbert Stifter (1805–68) is generally recognised in German-speaking countries to be the greatest prose-writer of Austria. First published in 1948, this was the first complete study of his work to appear in English. Stifter was born and dwelt in the village of Oberplan on the southern fringe of Bohemia. His life was uneventful, and Mr Blackall's concern is biographical study only so far as the life and background are important in a full understanding of the writings. His plan is to first give an account and analysis of Der Nachsommer, Stifter's greatest book and the work of his maturity, and to make this novel the key to all his other work as well as to his life and thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107601307
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2011
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Frontispiece; Part I. Prologue: 1. Introduction; Part II. Evolution: 2. The setting; 3. The child; 4. Kremsmünster; 5. Vienna; 6. First loves; 7. Amalia; 8. The first Studien; 9. Der Hochwald; Part III. Realization: 10. Die Narrenburg, Prokopus, Wien und die Wiener; 11. Die Mappe meines Urgroßvaters; 12. Abdias, Das alte Siegel, Brigitta; 13. The last studien; Part IV. Crisis: 14. Before the storm; 15. Revolution and reaction; 16. Bunte Steine; Part V. Fruition: 17. Education; 18. Art; 19. Der Nachsommer; 20. Late stories; 21. Witiko; Part VI. Epilogue: 22. The summing up; Select bibliography; Index.

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