Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman Paperback
Rome, one January afternoon in 1943. A young German woman is on her way to listen to a Bach concert at the Lutheran church.
Innocent and naive, the war is for her little more than a daydream, until she realizes that her husband might never return.
This is a mesmerizing psychological portrait of the human need to safeguard innocence and integrity at any cost - even at the risk of excluding reality. ------- Why Peirene choose to publish this book: 'I was simply enthralled by the structure of this narrative; a single 117-page long sentence with a beautifully clear rhythm.
At the same time it's a compelling and credible description of a "typical" young German woman during the Nazi era.
If we can relate to her we come close to understanding the forces that were shaping an entire generation.' Meike Ziervogel, Publisher
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 115 pages
- Publisher: Peirene Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780956284006