[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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The fact is that some of what Stifter is doing, and some inian the culture he assumes, has become a bit alien. Aber so sehr Stifter auch auf die Darstellung von Natur und Kunst eingeht, die Charaktere bleiben auf den Seiten blass und vor allem langweilig.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! It is an exemplar Bildungsroman some even claim, the only perfect Bildungsromana meditation upon art, life and love.

Although I really enjoyed the book I think I would find it difficult reading it in one go as it can get a bit suffocating. Email required Address never made public.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Jahrhundert Freiburg, Berlin, Wien: Sibila rated it it was amazing Jul 23, 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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This first-person narrative describes the main character Heinrich’s summdr 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, adlbert a wise, but daalbert older man who becomes a mentor to Heinrich.

Anita-Elisa rated it liked it Dec 27, It has been both a difficult read and most satisfying one, helped by finishing it in adalbetr High Sierras in a beautiful forest that so closely resembles those that Stifter often traversed.

In fact, “while Heinrich’s attainment of full and perfect manhood is the goal of the action, death, the extreme form of solitude, is also woven into the world of Der Nachsommerfor awareness of death is essential to maturity.

December 1, at I noticed a couple of books as well that may be interesting reading — books by Martin Swales and Eric A Blackall. It’s as if the narrator, and therefore the author also, would like to do away with such egotistical and individualistic things such as names. Nun ja, diese Tatsache machte das Lesen nicht unbedingt leichter. The narrator is also vague about the name of another main character, Baron von Risach, throughout most of the book.

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The book is in three parts and I ended up reading each part with a significant break inbetween. Heinrich becomes a gentleman natural scientist exploring Alpine mountains and foothills. The manuscript of the work was acquired by the Bavarian State Library in Paul Bishop, Nietzsche and Antiquity: Der Nachsommer [Indian Summer] words. Indian Summer by Adalbert Stifter. Ich konnte es leider nicht. I cannot comment on translated versions but only hope that they do the original justice.


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Perfectly intelligent, highly educated, reasonable and cold to the extreme. 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.

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Indian Summer Title page of first edition. Feb 16, Monty Milne rated it liked it. Maurice rated it it was amazing Jul 12, Search This Blog Search for: Shoshi’s Book Blog Book reviews, reading projects and general reflections: Send me comments, requests or suggestions either below sumer via email cf. Thank you Like Liked by 1 person. Open Preview See a Problem?