, one of Gottfried Keller’s most famous novels, traces the progress of an impoverished idealist towards becoming a self-sufficient, deeply humane individual, offering at the same time a reflection on the social and political changes of the time and a compassionate picture of a family which, for the author, is a mirror of the Free Switzerland he had hoped to help build.
The Calder edition of Martin Salander
, which the TLS praised as “dominated by Keller’s painterly eye, by his admirable sense of place and atmosphere” and the Irish Times
described as “deeply impressive in its evocative simplicity” is the only available English translation of this timeless Swiss-German classic.
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