[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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To ask other readers questions about Tsifter Summerplease sign up. I am sure I will need assistance. Diese Frage stellte ich mir bereits nach den ersten Seiten dieses Buches. Bob Covet rated it it was amazing Apr 21, There is some Christian religious background, but not much.

I managed to get it from my library before they decided to get rid of it. The book is in three parts and I ended up reading each part with a significant break inbetween.

This first-person narrative describes the main character Heinrich’s maturation in the regimented household of his father and his subsequent encounter and involvement with the owner of the Rosenhaus, the home, and part of the estate, of a wise, but mysterious older man who becomes a mentor to Heinrich. On Friedrich Nietzsche ‘s appreciation wtifter the book, Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek notes that “it is only Stifter’s novel that Nietzsche will mention again in one breath with Goethe: View all 10 comments.

It can be compared to Goethe’s “Wilhelm Meister’s Lehrjahre” but of course in Goethe’s perfect style. June 24, at It is a rich book, frequently beautiful and meditative, written by an aesthete and a master of his craft.


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If you are interested in modern Austrian literature at all, moreover, you cannot pass this book by. December 1, at Perfectly intelligent, highly educated, reasonable and cold to the extreme.

This strange indlan extremely summrr moving novel by the 19th century Austrian writer Adalbert Stifter is one of my favorite novels of all time. Lungo, lentissimo, singolare romanzo di formazione. The Rosenhaus is the center of Risach’s carefully ordered world devoted to art and gardening, among other things. Juliane rated it really liked it Sep 04, Die meisten Verlage scheuen sich davor, solche Eigenheiten beizubehalten und modernisieren Texte, Passagen und ganze Werke.

Near the beginning of Part Three, not long after Heinrich and Natalie have declared their love for each other, there is a beautiful description of the wonder of the night sky: This was often a source of bother for the people around me. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I believe that to enjoy the book one needs to suspend as much of this cynicism as is possible – which I managed to do for most of the book.

If I was a Zen Master, I might have enjoyed it a lot more. His mentor’s life-choices and interests, and the model of his day to day, season to season, orderly life in the Rosenhaus, etifter Heinrich’s understanding of tsifter way to live his own life. Intermittencies of the Mind An Unreliable Reader. Thank you Like Liked by 1 person. Cambridge University Press, I think you would definitely have to be in the right mood to read this, and also splitting it up is probably sensible.

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I recall a literary paper on adalbert stifter which is called “fascination and boredom in stifter’s writing” and – without reading it or remembering the author – my relation with this book – my first written by this author coming from exactly the same city like me and thus especially interesting for me – couldn’t be described in a better way Heinrich notices, and describes in great detail, that one side of the house is covered in roses of all types and colours.

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The short reply is that it is a idyllic, nineteenth-century, middle-class bildungsroman. Heinrich’s narration is understated.

acalbert I would also add that I read not the edition shown above but the Project Gutenberg Ebook, 2 in its series by Adalbert Stifter. It is in summee the baron’s own reminiscences which give the book its title. Thomas Bernhard, the conservative revolution, and language. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here For while Heinrich’s life situation does indeed somewhat alter throughout the course of Der Nachsommerhe at least in my humble opinion never really does all that much seem to become his “own man” so to speak, simply and very easily moving from his merchant father’s highly regimented household to the Rosenhaus, whose owner the Freiherr von Risach then with body and soul, totally and utterly becomes Heinrich’s new mentor, his new father figure and as such a teacher who while definitely more philosophically inclined, more idealistic and classically educated than Heinrich’s father is nevertheless and still similarly stkfter regimented and structured, and von Risach’s philosophies and teachings are also generally accepted by Heinrich as his eager pupil without too much debate, criticism stiter questioning.