Lake of the Bees

ISBN-10: 1843910446
ISBN-13: 9781843910442
Edition: 2003
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Description: Described by the author himself as a “pearl of German poetry,”The Lake of the Beesis one of his earliest novellas. In it, he explores the bittersweet sorrow of memory. An old man looks back on his life and remembers Elizabeth—the only woman he ever  More...

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Described by the author himself as a “pearl of German poetry,”The Lake of the Beesis one of his earliest novellas. In it, he explores the bittersweet sorrow of memory. An old man looks back on his life and remembers Elizabeth—the only woman he ever loved. The two of them had shared their childhood, shared their summer holidays and family picnics. Yet somehow all had been lost—the joy, excitement, and hope slowly replaced by the melancholy, resignation, and inertia that comes from broken dreams. Now, at the end of his life, he is left only with the knowledge of what might have been. Theodor Storm is a leading figure of German Poetic Realism; his novellas are some of the finest in German literature.

Alan Sillitoe was born on March 4, 1928 and grew up in the slums of the industrial city of Nottingham. He began to write while in the Royal Air Force, stationed in Malaya. He is best known for Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958), which won the Author's Club Prize for the best British novel of 1958 and The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner (1959), which won Britain's Hawthornden Prize for 1960. Both books were adapted into films in 1960 and 1962 respectively. His other works include The Death of William Posters (1965), Tree on Fire (1967), Travels in Nihilon (1971), and Raw Material (1972). He died on April 25, 2010 at the age of 82.

Foreword
Introduction
The Lake of the Bees
A Quiet Musician
Notes
Biographical note

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