Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman

Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman

In Rome one January afternoon in 1943, a young German woman is on her way to listen to a Bach concert at the Lutheran church. The war is for her little more than a daydream, until she realizes that her husband might never return. Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman, winner of the prestigious Georg Büchner prize, is a mesmerizing psychological portrait of the human need to safeguard innocence and integrity at any cost—even at the risk of excluding reality.… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 31, 2012)

Collection: FSG Originals

Language: English


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