Anne Weber

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Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-3-10-091061-5

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160 Pages, gebunden
publishing house:
S. FISCHER
publication date:
10.03.2011
ISBN 978-3-10-091061-5

Content

The tragic existence of August von Goethe – Anne Weber tells the story of a son and his struggle for independence.

The son of a famous father and a mother from the wrong class – August von Goethe could not escape the shadow of his family, wearing himself down and eventually going to ruin because of it. He was a pale boy who failed to find his own way, his own life.
After her celebrated novel Luft und Liebe, Anne Weber, “a very special literary talent” (Ulrich Wickert, NDR Kultur), has chosen the form of a mental theatre, in which she presents the life of an eternal son and his struggle for independence as an escape route to freedom, in a moving literary biography with many voices.




About Anne Weber

Anne Weber was born in 1964 in Offenbach and lives in Paris, where she is an author and translator. She translates from German to French (amongst others Wilhelm Genazino and Sybille Lewitscharoff) and from French to German (including works by Pierre Michon and Marguerite Duras). She has published “Ida invents gunpowder”, “In the beginning was” “First Person”, “A Visit to Cerberus”, “Gold in the Mouth”, “Air and Love”, “August”, and in Autumn 2012, the novel “Valley of Splendours”. Her work has won numerous prizes, including the Heimito von Doderer Prize, the 3sat Prize, and the Kranichsteiner Literature Prize. Anne Weber writes in German and French, and her books are published in France and Germany.

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