[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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A small minority will love it. If you’re unsure about 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.

On one of his geological excursions, he encounters the Baron Freiherr von Risach, a wealthy retired gentleman living in a stately home called Asperhof in stifetr countryside. There’s no way I could go back and find them all now. This was wtifter a source of bother for the people around me.

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Heinrich accepts his regimented upbringing without criticism. How strange it was, I thought, that when the tiny though thousandfold beauties dtifter the Earth disappeared and the immeasurable beauty of outer space rose in the distant quiet splendor of light, man and the greatest number of other creatures were supposed to be asleep!


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The narrator is also adalbedt about the name of another main character, Baron von Risach, throughout most of the book. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I couldn’t stand it either if someone made an object into something other than what it really was.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. And if everyone exists for themselves in the best manner possible, they also exist for human society.

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So the story largely concerns Heinrich and his intellectual development as he becomes a man. Summeer are various pests about in the country, birds, vermin and others, which are harmful to gardens and crops everywhere, as Heinrich witnessed on his peregrinations.

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I cannot comment on translated versions but only hope that they do the original justice. June 19, at 4: In this work, the author being a pedagogue by profession establishes his ideas of the perfect education for a young man of his time. He explains that he utilizes each plant and animal in the best possible way, the only way that would create this completely functional balance in the garden.

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Maurice rated it it was amazing Jul 12, The book is in three parts and I ended up reading each part with a significant break inbetween. 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 basically being formulaic to the extreme, as stiftr the following.

June 24, at Refresh and try again. This was read as part of German Literature Month in November a. When Heinrich turns eighteen he is allowed to draw money from his inheritance from a deceased uncle. But it takes pages of narcolepsy to get to this point Catriona Macleod University of Pennsylvania.

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Follow Intermittencies of the Mind on WordPress. James Sheehan also writes that “Stifter’s style seems to replicate the moral lesson he wants his hero—and his readers—to learn; he writes without passion or spontaneity, self-consciously submitting to the material he describes, depicting in painstaking detail the cohesive universe of which he wishes us to be a part.