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By Siegfried Lenz
In a small city at the Baltic coast, in a group steeped in maritime industries and native mores, falls in love along with his English professor. Christian appears to be like older than his years, Stella more youthful than hers. The summer time they spend jointly is full of boat rides to poultry Island, mystery walks at the seashore, and furtive glances. the sentiments that blossom among Christian and Stella are aflame with ardour and innocence, and with an idealistic desire of a destiny. the 2 enthusiasts be able to retain their mutual allure hid, yet because the scorching months involves an finish, their conferences turn into tougher to conceal.
Stella begins on the finish, at Stella Petersen’s memorial provider, the place Christian relives the thoughts he shared together with his old flame. there's not anything salacious approximately their courting, neither is it only a case of a teenager’s overwhelm on his instructor. Their affair adjustments either Christian and Stella, permits them to extend their perspectives, and pushes them out of social and familial constraints. Theirs is a young love tale of a time, and but speaks to any time; it truly is truly via dying that their love is transformed.
The sparseness of Siegfried Lenz’s narrative is comparable to the existential stringency of Ernest Hemingway. just a grasp stylist of his status may possibly compose the sort of tale that's both modest and strong, a piece that leaves an enduring actual effect, and that strives to conform with W.H. Auden’s well-known request, “Tell me the truth about love.”
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Stella by Siegfried Lenz