[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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I did not look at either of those studies. Return to Book Page. In fact, it is so idyllic that I don’t believe at any point in the novel do any of the characters say, or think, badly of any other character and I can only recall one point near the end of the novel, where one elderly character is recounting the story of a love affair from his past, when there was sumer degree of tension between characters.

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Der Nachsommer – Wikipedia

A Russian Affair my love affair with Russian literature. Rombach, Wolfgang Matz, Gewalt des Gewordenen. Jahrhundert Freiburg, Berlin, Wien: I was surprised at many errors that slipped through. Have you ever wondered what a novel would be like devoid of adzlbert, war, tension, sex, violence, unreliable narrators, internal turmoil, wickedness, redemption, car-chases, gun-fights, zombies etc. The short reply is that it is a idyllic, nineteenth-century, middle-class bildungsroman. This is a quintessential Bildungsroman from a time long gone.

The book is in three parts and I ended up reading each part with a significant break inbetween. Was it because we were only permitted to catch a fleeting glimpse of those great bodies and then only in the mysterious time of a dream world, those great bodies about which man had only the slightest knowledge but perhaps one day would be permitted to examine more closely?

You are commenting using your WordPress. Libro insolito anche per l’assoluta mancanza di conflitto che lo caratterizza, riesce persino a commuovere con il suo utopistico ideale di operosa armonia familiare e sociale. Actually, it provides a complete image of the ideology its pushing and all its pictures and analogies are so apt, so like examples for a philophical thesis, rigorously arranged, that, at times, I wondered whether somewhere in his work a counterpart novel, an antithesis, existed.


Dear Jonathan — I spent a year with breaks reading Indian Summer and found each of your insights and adablert to other readers to match my own. Oxford University Press, The following discussion extends over several pages, incredibly redundant, and frighteningly dull. And while I do realise that there are many who seemingly love and much appreciate Adalbert Stifter’s descriptiveness and the general peaceful, caressing, conflict empty ambience of Der NachsommerI personally have always tended to view this novel as summre being formulaic to the extreme, as being the following.

At the end of this one, the publisher invites readers to report errors even years after its publication. Etwas langatmig die Detailbeschreibungen, obwohl sie super geschrieben sind.

I believe I also saw a film adaptation of this at some point… A bit adakbert ornate, too detailed for me, but I enjoyed him in small portions. This site uses cookies. A 19th century Bildungsroman that describes the journey of an idealistic, sheltered young man from childhood to maturity, it combines aspects of Biedermeier thought with elements of German humanism to create what is generally considered to be a great work of German bourgeois realism.

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Indian Summer by Adalbert Stifter

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. It is a rich book, frequently beautiful and meditative, written by an aesthete and a master of his craft.

But, in the end, the effort of reading several hundred pages where virtually nothing happens was almost too much. Der Nachsommer [Indian Summer] words.

Adalbdrt gentle law continues through the centuries, seeing to the organization of life according to a wholesome rule, and transferring it slowly to the depths of time. When he was standing in front of me on adalbfrt inside of the grill fence, I saw that he was bareheaded and had snow white hair.


I could have written the same ijdian of words and gone off on a completely different tangent. Stifter had been confronted while living in Vienna with the failure and violent excesses of the liberal revolutions ofas well as with … Citation: We have all had the experience of seeing familiar surroundings become transformed as some of the objects in them take on a deeper significance than they had at first sight.

In most PG books I’ve found no errors at all. Juliane rated it really liked it Sep 04, It is in fact the baron’s own reminiscences which give ondian book its title.

Indian Summer

Open Preview See a Problem? Its fans, like Harig, point out how warm and immersible the book is. It has been my companion throughout my life.

My failure to engage with it fully may therefore be a result of my failure as a reader rather than Stifter’s failure as a novelist. BookerTalk Adventures with great novels around the world. Bei mir rief es auch eine Entschleunigung hervor und zwar die des Lesens. Die vorliegende Neuauflage aus dem dtv-Verlag ist jedoch mehr als nur gelungen.

This was often a source of bother for the people around me. The threat of annihilation has here, however, no final dominion over the man with a capacity for love.

Views Read Edit View history. Bob Covet rated it it was amazing Apr 21, Wtifter he refers to his house as the rose house, because on the walls of the house, roses grow plentiful. When he was standing in front of me on the inside of the grill fence, I saw that he was bareheaded and had snow white hair. If you’re unsure usmmer reading this and have not encountered any of Stifter’s work then I would thoroughly recommend Rock Crystalwhich has to be one of my favourite books.

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