Rock Crystal

Rock Crystal
Publisher New York Review of Books
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9781681370538
Rating 4/5 from 14 reviews
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Seemingly the simplest of stories—a passing anecdote of village life— Rock Crystal opens up into a tale of almost unendurable suspense. This jewel-like novella by the writer that Thomas Mann praised as "one of the most extraordinary, the most enigmatic, the most secretly daring and the most strangely gripping narrators in world literature" is among the most unusual, moving, and memorable of Christmas stories. Two children—Conrad and his little sister, Sanna—set out from their village high up in the Alps to visit their grandparents in the neighboring valley. It is the day before Christmas but the weather is mild, though of course night falls early in December and the children are warned not to linger. The grandparents welcome the children with presents and pack them off with kisses. Then snow begins to fall, ever more thickly and steadily. Undaunted, the children press on, only to take a wrong turn. The snow rises higher and higher, time passes: it is deep night when the sky clears and Conrad and Sanna discover themselves out on a glacier, terrifying and beautiful, the heart of the void. Adalbert Stifter's rapt and enigmatic tale, beautifully translated by Elizabeth Mayer and Marianne Moore, explores what can be found between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day—or on any night of the year.

Rock Crystal
  • Author : Adalbert Stifter
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2015-12-15

Seemingly the simplest of stories—a passing anecdote of village life— Rock Crystal opens up into a tale of almost unendurable suspense. This jewel-like novella by the writer that Thomas Mann praised as "one of the most extraordinary, the most enigmatic, the most secretly daring and the most strangely gripping

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Rock Crystal
  • Author : Adalbert Stifter
  • Publisher : Pushkin PressLtd
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02

A beautiful, enigmatic story by one of the greatest German-language novelists

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Rock Crystal
  • Author : Adalbert Stifter,Marianne Moore,Elizabeth Mayer
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2008

Two children descend from the Alps after a visit with their grandparents only to take a wrong turn and find themselves lost on a glacier, with the snow falling and the night closing in.

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Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain  and of the Museum of Practical Geology in London
  • Author : Geological Survey of Great Britain
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1864

Read online Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain and of the Museum of Practical Geology in London written by Geological Survey of Great Britain, published by which was released on 1864. Download full Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain and of the Museum of Practical Geology in

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Catalogues of Reproductions of Objects of Art  in Metal  Plaster  and Fictile Ivory  Chromolithography  Etching  and Photography
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1869

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Classified List of Photographs  taken for the Department of Science and Art
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1867

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Rock Crystal  a Christmas Tale
  • Author : Adalbert Stifter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1945

This was first published under the title Holy eve. Later is was rewritten and incorporated it into a collection of short stories called "Colored Stones" later renamed to Rock Crystal.

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Rock Crystal
  • Author : William Harral
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1961

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Treasury Decisions Under the Customs  Internal Revenue  Industrial Alcohol  Narcotic and Other Laws
  • Author : United States. Dept. of the Treasury
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1917

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Dangerous Rock
  • Author : Crystal Kaswell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-04-14

I'm married to a rock star.And I don't even know his last name.BellaThere's a tall, tattooed man in my bed.Not any tall, tattooed man.He's a rock star.A sex god.And now he's my husband.Last night, I married Joel.It's ridiculous. I'm a good girl.

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Rock Crystal Treasures
  • Author : Sylvie Raulet
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999

Raulet (graphic artist, journalist, and historian) traces the history of rock crystal, a narrative that runs through the history of humanity itself. With text and numerous color illustrations, he shows the development of decorative arts and jewelry from the earliest examples predating 1000 B.C. to E

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Journal
  • Author : New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1887

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Science gossip
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1877

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A Dictionary of the Economic Products of India  Cabbage to Cyperus
  • Author : Sir George Watt
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1889

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Memoirs of the International Congress of Anthropology
  • Author : Charles Staniland Wake
  • Publisher : Chicago, The Schulte publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1894

Read online Memoirs of the International Congress of Anthropology written by Charles Staniland Wake, published by Chicago, The Schulte publishing Company which was released on 1894. Download full Memoirs of the International Congress of Anthropology Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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