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Riassunto: The poignant story of an elderly, impoverished violin maker, a master craftsman who refuses to trim his values for the modern age, as seen through the eyes of his young protégé. A best-seller in Bulgaria, this is one of Paskow's major works.
From Publishers Weekly: Set in poverty-stricken 1950s Bulgaria, this affecting novella opens with the narrator, Victor, reflecting on the career of his mentor, Georg Henig, a Czech who emigrated to Sofia at the turn of the century. Henig found work as a musician and master violin-maker; his subsequent rejection by the country that had embraced his talents parallels what Paskov sees as Bulgaria's cultural decline. Victor meets Henig when his parents commission a child-size violin from the elderly violin-maker. Some years later, Victor's mother, who, like other inhabitants of her ramshackle apartment building, is slowly being driven mad by poverty, persuades her husband to construct a sideboard, a task which is ``the equivalent of building a three-story villa with a pool and fountain today.'' Hoping to use Henig's cellar workshop, Victor's father is shocked to find the old man dying of starvation. As the sideboard takes shape, young Victor absorbs the Czech emigre's bourgeois values--belief in God, respect for civilized life--which are lacking in his Bulgaria. This finely wrought, elegiac tale ends with a bittersweet coda.
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Titolo: A Ballad For George Henig
Casa editrice: Peter Owen Publishers
Data di pubblicazione: 1990
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Peter Owen Publishers, 1990. Condizione libro: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP96350777
Descrizione libro Peter Owen Publishers, 1990. Condizione libro: Very Good. Little wear to boards. Content clean and bright. Good DJ.First British edition. Codice libro della libreria 9999-9996033204
Descrizione libro Peter Owen Publishers, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria mon0001507910
Descrizione libro Peter Owen Ltd., 1990. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. HARDBACK. OUT-OF-PRINT. BOOK IS NEW AND UNUSED. JACKET SCUFFED AND FRAYED AT EDGES BUT NOT TORN. Codice libro della libreria 006229
Descrizione libro Peter Owen Publishers, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0720607965