Anna Bolavá

Into Darkness

Trans. Katharina Hinderer
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Do tmy
Mitteldeutscher Verlag, 2022, 296 pp
Language: German
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9783963116513
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What Anna Bolavá achieved with this book happens very rarely: Into Darkness is her prose debut, yet everyone agrees that it has none of the common shortcomings of first novels. Bolavá uses a proven mainstream technique: take a loner, an outsider with an unusual hobby (collecting herbs in this case), and skilfully transform this innocent pastime into a functional and profound existential metaphor. From the beginning, this story of a lonely, ill woman who has dedicated most of her life to collecting, drying and providing medicinal plants, has apocalyptic undertones. Despite the slow, seemingly dispassionate pace, a strange unease bubbles under the surface.

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W ciemność Polish

Language: German
Title: Do tmy
Publisher: Mitteldeutscher Verlag
Year: 2022
Pages: 296
Genre: Literary fiction
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