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Uniform Title Bekenntnisse einer giftmischerin, von ihr selbst geschrieben. English
Title Confessions of a poisoner, written by herself / translated and introduced by Raleigh Whitinger and Diana Spokiene.

Imprint New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Baron  833.6 C76 2009    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xliii, 196 p. ; 22 cm.
Series Texts and translations. Translation ; 27
Texts and translations. Translations ; 27.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "In Berlin, 1803, readers rushed to their bookstores and libraries to learn more about Countess Charlotte Ursinus, who had murdered several people with poison and was now in prison. To their surprise, Confessions of a Poisoner, Written by Herself turned out to be not an account by this serial killer but a novel, its author anonymous and its pages filled with promiscuous sex, sharp social criticism, and dark humor." "In their introduction to the translation, Raleigh Whitinger and Diana Spokiene show how Confessions was written in response to a literary tradition (Richardson, Rousseau, Goethe) and how, in its questioning of the submissive images and roles of women, it anticipates feminist fiction of a century later. Whitinger and Spokiene also review the critical arguments about whether the author was a man or a woman."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Autobiographical fiction, German -- Translations into English.
Epistolary fiction, German -- Translations into English.
Women -- Germany -- Fiction.
Berlin (Germany) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Added Author Whitinger, Raleigh, 1944-
Spokiene, Diana.
ISBN 9781603290654 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1603290656 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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