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The Country Road

The Country Road

By Regina Ullmann
Translated by Kurt Beals 

“A triumphant translation.”—Publishers Weekly

“Its language feels timeless—rich and cavernous and haunted.”—Kevin Nguyen, Grantland

“Ullmann delicately balances each of her characters’ emotions on a pinpoint, presenting both the beauty and fragility of every momentary feeling.”—Jan Anspach, Words Without Borders

Although a famous Swiss author, Regina Ullmann has never appeared before in English: her oracular, strange, singular voice astonishes.

Never before in English, Regina Ullmann's work is distinctive and otherworldly, resonant of nineteenth-century village tales and of authors such as Adalbert Stifter and her contemporary Robert Walser. In the stories of The Country Road, largely set in the Swiss countryside, the archaic and the modern collide, and "sometimes the whole world appears to be painted on porcelain, right down to the dangerous cracks." this delicate but fragile beauty, with its ominous undertones, gives Ullmann her unique voice.

160 Pages
New Directions, 2015
Originally published in 1921
5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
ISBN 9780811220057
Short Stories

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