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The Discovery Of Slowness By Sten Nadolny

The Discovery Of Slowness by Sten Nadolny

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A classic of German literature and Nadolny's masterpiece

The Discovery Of Slowness Summary

The Discovery Of Slowness by Sten Nadolny

Nadolny's masterpiece, a huge commercial and critical success in Germany and across Europe, recounts the life of one of the most interesting explorers of the nineteenth century - Sir John Franklin who, amongst other achievements, paved the way for the discovery of the NorthWest Passage. By means of Nadolny's acute reading of history and his storytelling prowess, the reader follows this misfit's development from awkward schoolboy to expedition leader, Governor of Tasmania, icon of adventure. Not only a riveting account of a remarkable life, The Discovery of Slowness is also a profound and thought-provoking meditation on time.The result is an extraordinary reading experience that justifies the novel's reputation as one of the classics of contemporary German literature.

The Discovery Of Slowness Reviews

This is both a wonderful historical novel and a spell-binding individual portrait ... This is a marvellous translation of a masterly work. * * The Observer * *
Nadolny brilliantly sets the narrative pace to the rhythms of the frozen landscape, and to the 'slowness which is bred by hunger. -- Robert MacFarlane
Time, action and vision - a magical hat-trick and one that this translation pays faithful tribute to, capturing grand adventures like a detailed painting. * * The Scotsman * *
Sten Nadolny shipped us into beautiful, fatal Arctic wastes with his spellbinding novels. * * Boyd Tonkin * *
Slow movements of emotion and plot pull the reader expertly in, and the book with its self-consciously ponderous charm, offers all the pleasures of the best historical fiction. * * Daily Telegraph * *

About Sten Nadolny

Sten Nadolny (b. 1942) was a historian and film-maker, before writing four novels and two collections of essays. The Discovery of Slowness (1983) is regarded as his masterpiece. It has been translated into all major languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide, and was nominated for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Sten Nadolny lives in Berlin.

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