Die Kleine Stechardin
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Die Kleine Stechardin

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From dross to gold, an enchanting tale of love is spun.
Goethe, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Tolstoy, Einstein--all praised the writings of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799), a mathematician, physicist and astronomer by profession, and an aphorist and satirist on the sly. In "Lichtenberg and the Little Flower Girl," novelist Gert Hofmann weaves...more
212 pages
Published 1999 by Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
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Brigid Brophy said, I've heard, that the two best things in life are sex and the 18th century, not necessarily in that order. Lichtenberg and the Little Flower Girl would be a good example of what she means -- even being about, in a highly imaginative fictional way, an 18th-century person, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, seems to enliven this work in a way that suggests the energy of that period. In the hands of Gert Hofmann, as translated by his son the poet Michael Hofmann, this strange character...more
I really love Lichtenberg, my favorite aphorist. I would only recommend this book to anyone who is likewise inclined to him, as it wouldn't likely hold interest for people with no knowledge of his life or collected aphorisms The Waste Books. This fictionalized phase of his life, in which he lives with a teenage girl as common wife, was charming and is based on truth. At first I thought it romanticized, and I can't say that isn't so not having been there. But as someone interested in German think...more
certainly odd and quirky. Not certain it is readable, though. Update: gave up after about 60 pages. Couldn't get into it and my reading time is sooo limited that I found I just wasn't picking the book back up. Back to the library.
Spielerisch und erschreckend realistisch beschrieben.
Mar 01, 2012 Siv30 rated it 3 of 5 stars
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