Sweet Days of Discipline: Novel (Ndp)

Sweet Days of Discipline: Novel (Ndp) Author Fleur Jaeggy
ISBN-10 0811212351
ISBN-13 9780811212359
Year 1993-05-17
Pages 101
Language English
Publisher New Directions
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Dipped in the blue ink of adolescence Fleur Jaeggy s pen is an engraver s needle depicting roots twigs and branches of the tree of madness growing in the splendid isolation of the small Swiss garden of knowledge into full leaf until it obscures every perspective Extraordinary prose Reading time is approximately four hours Remembering time as for its author the rest of one slife Joseph Brodsky Set in postwar Switzerland Fleur Jaeggys eerily beautiful novel begins simply and innocently enough At fourteen I was a boarder in a school in the Appenzell But there is nothing truly simple or innocent here With the off handed knowingness of a remorseless young Eve the narrator describes life as a captive of the school and her designs to win the affections of the apparently perfect new girl Frderique As she broods over her schemes as well as on the nature of control and madness the novel gathers a suspended unsettling energy Now translated into six languages I beati anni del castigoin its Italian original won the 1990 Premio Bagutta and the 1990 Premio Speciale Rapallo In Tim Parks consummate translation with its spare haunting quality of a prose poem Sweet Days of Disciplinewas selected as one of theLondon Times Literary Supplements Notable Books of 1992 In a period when novels are generally overblown and scarcely portable it is good to be able to recommend one that is miraculously short and beautifully written

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