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Description - The Old Child by Susan Bernofsky

Written in spare, highly concentrated language, "a sustained feat of verbal economy" (Die Zeit), the one novella and four stories in The Old Child go beyond the limits of the expected, the real. Dark, serious, often mystical, these marvelous fictions about women's lives provide glimpses into the minds of outcasts and eccentrics, at the same time bearing out Dostoevsky's comment that hope can be found so long as a man can see even a tiny view of the sky.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811216081
ISBN-10: 081121608X
Format: Paperback
(206mm x 132mm x 10mm)
Pages: 125
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Susan Bernofsky

Susan Bernofsky is the acclaimed translator of Hermann Hesse, Robert Walser, and Jenny Erpenbeck, and the recipient of many awards, including the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize and the Hermann Hesse Translation Prize. She teaches literary translation at Columbia University and lives in New York. Jenny Erpenbeck was born in East Berlin in 1967. New Directions publishes her books The Old Child & Other Stories, The Book of Words, and Visitation, which NPR called "a story of the century as seen by the objects we've known and lost along the way."

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