"Till death do us part" - sounds romantic, right? But not when that's how you lose your first love! "A Minute's Silence" by Siegfried Lenz.
A tragic love story poetically told, Lenz's tale of an affair between an English teacher and her 18-year-old student captures life in a small seaside village and reflects Germany's own post-war growing pains.
Two men in the middle of a mid-life crisis. A power struggle on the shores of Lake Constance. And an ending where he who follows the rules wins, not he who defies them. Walser shows off his masterful ability to observe.
Revealing the suffering of the "bourgeois outsider," the Swiss poet and novelist is considered one of the 19th century's great European literati whose works are highly relevant today.
Along with the French comic series, Bell was the award-winning translator behind the English version of German literature classics, including works by Kafka, W.G. Sebald, Stefan Zweig and Siegfried Lenz.
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