The New Sorrows of Young W.

Ulrich Plenzdorf (Author) Romy Fursland (Translator)
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Description

'I was just a regular idiot, a nutcase, a show-off and all that. Nothing to cry about. Seriously'

Edgar W., teenage dropout, unrequited lover, unrecognized genius - and dead - tells the story of his brief, spectacular life.

It is the story of how he rebels against the petty rules of communist East Germany to live in an abandoned summer house, with just a tape recorder and a battered copy of Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther for company. Of his passionate love for the dark-eyed, unattainable kindergarten teacher Charlie. And of how, in a series of calamitous events (involving electricity and a spray paint machine), he meets his untimely end.

Absurd, funny and touching, this cult German bestseller is both a satire on life in the GDR and a hymn to youthful freedom.

Product Details

Price
£9.99  £9.29
Publisher
Pushkin Press
Publish Date
24 April 2018
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781782274452

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