Vintage women’s literature and bold portraits of Europe before the First World War
The highlight of Annette Kolb’s works are her three novels: The Specimen (1913), Daphne Herbst (1928) and The Swing (1934). We follow Mariclée on her discovery tour around London (The Specimen), witness the return of the Herbst family to Munich society (Daphne Herbst) and discover the author’s autobiographic childhood memories in Munich (The Swing). City- and landscapes as well as the passionate character portrayals are as vibrant today as they were back then. Annette Kolb uses highly poetic prose with an extraordinary sense of the spirit of the time.