The Quest: A Novel

The Quest: A Novel

By Elisabeth Langgässer
Product Code: 9781950970261

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The Quest reimagines the traditional epic of the Argonauts in the dismal aftermath of post-war Germany, with seven strangers making a pilgrimage to the convent of Anaistaiendorf. Langgässer confronts the horrors of the Holocaust, the relentless, global devastation of life and sickness, and the unprecedented terror of nuclear conflict by synchronizing Jewish and Christian texts with Eastern philosophy and Greek and Germanic mythology. The Quest, widely regarded as one of the best German efforts to tackle the postwar moral responsibility, is a powerful, highly complex novel that is sure to arouse the conscience.

Thus the shoe has become a symbol of all journeyings and of this expedition in particular: this thoroughly ill-starred and tedious pilgrimage…

Paperback, 328 pages.

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