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The Broken Jug: After Heinrich Von Kleist John Banville

The Broken Jug: After Heinrich Von Kleist

John Banville

Published January 1st 1994
ISBN : 9781852351465
Hardcover
84 pages
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This is novelist Banvilles first venture for the stage, a free translation of a work by Heinrich von Kleist. The setting is changed from Germany to the famine-stricken Ballybog of 1846 western Ireland in this cleverly calculated comedy about aMoreThis is novelist Banvilles first venture for the stage, a free translation of a work by Heinrich von Kleist. The setting is changed from Germany to the famine-stricken Ballybog of 1846 western Ireland in this cleverly calculated comedy about a corrupt magistrate who is forced to preside over a trial for a crime he himself has committed.