The Abbey (Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture, and Thought Translation Series) by Alois Brandstetter, Peter Edgerly Firchow, Evelyn Scherabon Firchow


  • Author: Alois Brandstetter, Peter Edgerly Firchow, Evelyn Scherabon Firchow
  • eBook title: The Abbey (Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture, and Thought Translation Series)
  • Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Subcategory: Mystery
  • ISBN: 1572410450
  • ISBN13: 978-1572410459
  • Size PDF: 1494 kb
  • Size eBPUB: 1629 kb
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The Abbey (Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture, and Thought Translation Series)
The Abbey is a brilliant comic tour de force, set in contemporary Austria. The first-person narrator is a provincial police inspector whose tale concerns the mysterious disappearance of the Arnulf Chalice, the ancient and irreplaceable emblem of the Abbey which disappeared during the recent celebration marking the twelve-hundredth anniversary of the Abbey's foundation. His work as a detective, while in its own right interesting and remarkable, is only the pretext for a wide-ranging psychological and spiritual investigation of the condition of post-war Austria: its consumer society, its transformation of religion and history into tourism, and most important. its failure to look itself squarely in the eye. The resulting image turns out to be devastatingly funny.


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