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The Resource The black spider, Jeremias Gotthelf ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky

The black spider, Jeremias Gotthelf ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky

Label
The black spider
Title
The black spider
Statement of responsibility
Jeremias Gotthelf ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • "An NYRB Classics Original It is a sunny summer Sunday in a remote Swiss village, and a christening is being celebrated at a lovely old farmhouse. One of the guests notes an anomaly in the fabric of the venerable edifice: a blackened post that has been carefully built into a trim new window frame. Thereby hangs a tale, one that, as the wise old grandfather who has lived all his life in the house proceeds to tell it, takes one chilling turn after another, while his audience listens in appalled silence. Featuring a cruelly overbearing lord of the manor and the oppressed villagers who must render him service, an irreverent young woman who will stop at nothing, a mysterious stranger with a red beard and a green hat, and, last but not least, the black spider, the tale is as riveting and appalling today as when Jeremias Gotthelf set it down more than a hundred years ago. The Black Spider can be seen as a parable of evil in the heart or of evil at large in society (Thomas Mann saw it as foretelling the advent of Nazism), or as a vision, anticipating H. P. Lovecraft, of cosmic horror. There's no question, in any case, that it is unforgettably creepy"--
  • "It is a sunny summer Sunday in a remote Swiss village, and a christening is being celebrated at a lovely old farmhouse. One of the guests notes an anomaly in the fabric of the venerable edifice: a blackened post that has been carefully built into a trim new window frame. Thereby hangs a tale, one that, as the wise old grandfather who has lived all his life in the house proceeds to tell it, takes one chilling turn after another, while his audience listens in appalled silence. Featuring a cruelly overbearing lord of the manor and the oppressed villagers who must render him service, an irreverent young woman who will stop at nothing, a mysterious stranger with a red beard and a green hat, and, last but not least, the black spider, the tale is as riveting and appalling today as when Jeremias Gotthelf set it down more than a hundred years ago. The Black Spider can be seen as a parable of evil in the heart or of evil at large in society (Thomas Mann saw it as foretelling the advent of Nazism), or as a vision, anticipating H. P. Lovecraft, of cosmic horror. There's no question, in any case, that it is unforgettably creepy"--
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DLC
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1797-1854
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Gotthelf, Jeremias
Dewey number
833/.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT1819.B6
LC item number
S3513 2013
Literary form
fiction
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Bernofsky, Susan
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Spiders
Label
The black spider, Jeremias Gotthelf ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
Link
9781590176689.jpg
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Publication
Note
  • Translation from German of: Schwarze spinne
  • Originally published by Krailling vor München : E. Wewel in German entitled Die Schwarze spinne
Bar code
  • 31223106444855
  • 31223106444780
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
108 p.
Isbn
9781590176689
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013019760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20131114-153
System control number
  • 825046975
  • (OCoLC)825046975
Label
The black spider, Jeremias Gotthelf ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
Link
9781590176689.jpg
Publication
Note
  • Translation from German of: Schwarze spinne
  • Originally published by Krailling vor München : E. Wewel in German entitled Die Schwarze spinne
Bar code
  • 31223106444855
  • 31223106444780
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
108 p.
Isbn
9781590176689
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013019760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20131114-153
System control number
  • 825046975
  • (OCoLC)825046975

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