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Carsten the Trustee

TITLE: CARSTEN THE TRUSTEE
With The Last Farmstead , The Swallows of St George's and By the Fireside.
AUTHOR: Theodor Storm; translated by Denis Jackson
ORIGINAL WORKS: 

Carsten Curator, Auf dem Staatshof, In St. Jürgen, Am Kamin.

CONTENTS: Introduction by Eda Sagarra; translations of four Novellen;Translator's Afterword and end-notes; 2 maps
BINDING: Quality paperback.
ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-946162-73-4
PRICE: £11.95
PUBLICATION: January 2009

"What a splendid champion of his works Storm has found in the English-speaking world!" - Clifford Bernd, Professor of German at the University of California, Davis, on the translator Denis Jackson, winner of the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2005 with his previous volume Paul the Puppeteer and other short fiction (2004).

Cover - Carsten the Trustee
Cover illustration.
'The Artist's Sister' by Adolph von Menzel (oil, 1847):
Courtesy of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich.
In this fourth selection of Novellen written in the 1850s-70s, The Last Farmstead and the title-story depict reversals of fortune in small landowning and burgher families in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. Carsten the Trustee is one of Storm's most powerful achievements . The Swallows of St. George's is a poignant love story told from complementary viewpoints. The more light-hearted By the Fireside , in which a teller of ghost stories finally wins over an initially sceptical audience, links with Storm's use of the supernatural in his later works. The first- and last-mentioned stories are published in English for the first time.

The translator's end-notes and Afterword contain the wealth of background biographical, historical and topographical information that readers have found so enhancing and absorbing in Denis Jackson's previous Storm editions. This selection is introduced by Eda Sagarra, Emeritus Professor of German, Trinity College Dublin and author of A Social History of Germany 1648 - 1914 , etc.

THE TRANSLATOR: Denis Jackson's previous translations of Storm published by Angel Books are: The Dykemaster (1996), Hans and Heinz Kirch: with "Immensee" and "Journey to a Hallig" (1999) and Paul the Puppeteer: with "The Village on the Moor" and "Renate" (2004). He lives on the Isle of Wight.

 


   

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