Don't forget to bookmark this web site !!
Used & Out of Print Books | Contact us | Home

Browse and Compare Price at 40+ Sites and 20,000+ Stores!!


  In Print Books   Used & Out of Print Books   Magazine   Music   Movie   Credit Card   Help  
  |  Home |  FAQ/About us |  Link to us |  Recommend us |  Contact us |  Bookstores |  Browse |  Memo |  

 

Find more info., search and price compare for
Lichtenberg and the Little Flower Girl
by by Gert Hofmann
Binding: Hardcover, 1st US ed edition, 144 pages
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Weight: 81
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 7.04 x W: 0.53 inches
ISBN:9780811215688

If you cannot find this book in our new and in print search, be sure to try our used and out of print search too!

 

Book Description:
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 a wondrous fictionalized tale of Lichtenberg's real life romance with 'the model of beauty and sweetness,' Maria Stechard, a flower seller he meets one day near his laboratory in G ttingen.

'The greater part of what I commit to paper is untrue, and the best of it is fiction!' exclaims Lichtenberg, our hunchbacked hero. His daily life of 'wrestling with death,' of electricity machines and exploding gases is plunged into new passion the day he encounters the little Stechard girl: 'Something is found that was lost for a long time.' Soon he teaches her to read and write, she helps him keep house... and then?

Colored with Lichtenberg's humorous, enlightening meditations on life, death, and everything in between, Hofmann works a subtle magic in this unusual fable of awakening about the transience of human attachments and the resilience of the human spirit.


|  Home |  FAQ/About us |  Link to us |  Recommend us |  Contact us |  Bookstores |  Memo |
Shipping Destination:
State:
(US only)
Display in:
Search by:

Searching for Out of Print Books? [Click Here]

 

 

Copyright 1995-2020 All rights reserved.