German Book Club Theodor Storm: Immensee

Detail Einband Illustration Immensee Hörbuch Hör-Gut Verlag

Thu, 11/16/2017

Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

5750 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036

At the November 2017 meeting the German Book Club will read and discuss "Immensee" by Theodor Storm.

Theodor Storm's most successful novella "Immensee", published in 1849 and published in 1850 in a revised version, reached thirty editions during his lifetime.
In the narrative frame, Reinhard Werner, now an old man, recalls his youthful love to Elisabeth, in episodes from childhood, youth and the early manhood of the protagonist.
It's a story of a thwarted love, a heart-rending lifelong misunderstanding love, all of its passions evoked rather than explained, all of its psychology implicit, revealed by actions rather than declarations. 

Theodor Storm (1817-88) was a German poet and writer whose novellas are amongst the finest in German literature. Characterised by a haunting nostalgia, Storm's work is a high point of the German Romantic movement.

Publisher: FISCHER Taschenbuch 
ISBN-10: 3596900360
ISBN-13: 978-3596900367

This meeting of the German Book Club will be moderated by Rosemarie Bayles.