The God Behind the Window

Author:   Michael Kruger ,  Fellow and Tutor in German Karen Leeder
Publisher:   Seagull Books London Ltd
ISBN:  

9780857426055


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   02 July 2019
Format:   Hardback
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The thirteen stories of Michael Kruger's The God behind the Window capture the poignancy and cynicism of late life through tales of misanthropic old men full of the mixture of wisdom and melancholy that so often accompanies old age. In Kruger's stories, world-weary characters seek--and only temporarily find--solace in nature and culture, rendering their search for a better life simultaneously comedic and heart wrenching. From a solitary hiker in the Swiss Alps to the book's eponymous shut-in, these aging malcontents are continually surprised by the unexpected interventions of a world that has come to seem predictable. Kruger captures this stage in life masterfully, contrasting the deeply personal emotions of affection, melancholy, and longing with an indifferent world. The resulting stories are lyrical, philosophical, and tender despite their cynicism.

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Author:   Michael Kruger ,  Fellow and Tutor in German Karen Leeder
Publisher:   Seagull Books London Ltd
Imprint:   Seagull Books London Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 13.20cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 20.60cm
Weight:   0.386kg
ISBN:  

9780857426055


ISBN 10:   0857426052
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   02 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Michael Kruger was the director of the Hanser Verlag from 1995 until his retirement in 2013. He has published many volumes of prose and poetry. Karen Leeder is a writer and translator. She teaches German at New College, Oxford. Peter Thompson is associate research fellow at the University of London.

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