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Stigmata of Bliss: Three Novellas

Stigmata of Bliss: Three Novellas (Hardback)

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Klaus Merz is one of the most prominent, prolific, and versatile Swiss writers working today. Celebrated as a master of concise, condensed sentences, Merz brings depth and resonance to spare narratives with lyrical prose and striking images. Stigmata of Bliss brings together three of Merz's critically acclaimed novellas, offering English readers the perfect introduction to his work.Jacob Asleep introduces a family marked by illness, eccentricity, and a child's death. In A Man's Fate, a moment of inattention on a mountainous hike upends a teacher's life and his understanding of mortality. And finally, The Argentine traces the fluctuations of memory and desire in a man's journey around the world. In each novella, Merz takes readers on a profound and intimate journey. Read as a whole, the works complement, enrich, and echo each other.

Fiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Seagull Books London Ltd Publication Date: 15/02/2017 ISBN-13: 9780857423719  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Klaus Merz is the author of more than two dozen books of poetry, fiction, essays, and screenplays. He lives in Switzerland. Tess Lewis's numerous translations from French and German include works by Peter Handke, Jean-Luc Benoziglio, and Pascal Bruckner.

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