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: 3.69 · 1,629 ratings · 228 reviews · 10 distinct worksSimilar authors
Sweet Days of Discipline

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3.73 avg rating — 660 ratings — published 1989 — 25 editions
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S. S. Proleterka

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3.71 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 2001 — 15 editions
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Sono il fratello di XX

3.60 avg rating — 303 ratings — published 2014 — 16 editions
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Vite congetturali

3.89 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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La paura del cielo

3.59 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 1994 — 10 editions
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El ángel de la guarda

3.67 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1971 — 4 editions
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El dedo en la boca

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2.70 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Las estatuas de agua

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3.06 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1980 — 6 editions
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Gli ultimi giorni di Immanu...

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3.88 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1827 — 19 editions
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Vite immaginarie

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4.13 avg rating — 426 ratings — published 1896 — 47 editions
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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, Sweet Days of Discipline

“His eyes stayed open imperiously. No one could close his eyelids. The room smoked of grief.”
Fleur Jaeggy, These Possible Lives

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