Fleur Jaeggy





Fleur Jaeggy


Born
in Zurich, Switzerland
January 01, 1940


Fleur Jaeggy is a Swiss writer, of Italian mother tongue.

After completing her studies in Switzerland, Jaeggy went to live in Rome, where she met Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernhard.

In 1968 she went to Milan to work for the publisher Adelphi Edizioni. Her first masterpiece was the novel I beati anni del castigo (1989). The Times Literary Supplement accounted her novel Proleterka as the best book of 2003.

She is also a translator into Italian of Marcel Schwob and Thomas de Quincey.

Average rating: 3.65 · 643 ratings · 64 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
Sweet Days of Discipline

3.71 avg rating — 326 ratings — published 1989 — 20 editions
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SS Proleterka

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3.62 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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Last Vanities

3.68 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1998
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La paura del cielo

3.54 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1994 — 5 editions
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El ángel de la guarda

3.71 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1971 — 3 editions
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Vite congetturali

3.71 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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El dedo en la boca

2.80 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2014
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Sono il fratello di XX

3.16 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Las estatuas de agua

3.13 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1980 — 4 editions
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El último de la estirpe

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“I still thought that to get something you had to go straight for your goal whereas it is only distractions, uncertainty, distance that bring us closer to our targets, and then it is the targets which strike us.”
Fleur Jaeggy

“Inside, a mother superior, ethereal, delicate, who took me under her wing. She caressed me with her slender, soft hands, she sat next to me as if I were a friend. One day she disappeared. In her place arrived a buxom Swiss from Canton Uri. It's common knowledge that a new leader will hate the predecessors' favourites. A boarding school is like a harem.”
Fleur Jaeggy

“Father and daughter stand before the ship. She looks like a naval vessel. The red star glitters on the funnel. I look immediately at the lettering Proleterka. Blackened, patches of rust, forgotten. Sovereign lettering. The dusk is falling. The ship is large, she hides the sun that is about to sink into the water. She is darkness, pitch and mystery. A privateer built like a fortress, she has survived stormy weather and shipwreck. We go up the gangplank. The officers are waiting for us. We are the last.”
Fleur Jaeggy, SS Proleterka

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