Am I a Redundant Human Being?
  • 出版Dalkey Archive Press
  • 出版語言English
  • 出版日期2010/09/14
  • 尺寸14 x 20 x 1.4 cm
  • 頁數160頁
  • 裝幀平裝
  • 含外包裝重量0.26kg
  • ISBN9781564785817
定價HK$140

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Am I a Redundant Human Being?

書籍介紹
Aloisia Schmidt is an ordinary secretary with a burning questino: am I a redundant human being? She's neither pretty nor ugly (though she wishes she were hideous: at least that would be something), has no imagination, and is forced to live vicariously through "borrowed" fantasy - fantasy, that is, borrowed from books, plays, even other people's lives. She loves to hate herself, and loves for other people to hate her too. In one final, guilt-ridden, masturbatory, self-obsessed confession, Aloisia indulges her masochistic tendencies to the fullest, putting her entire life on trial, and trying, through telling her story (a story, she assures us, that's "so laughably mundane" it's really no story at all), to transform an ordinary life into something extraordinary.
作者簡介
Mela Hartwig was born in 1893 in Vienna, where she went on to have a successful career as an actress. After marrying, Hartwig left the stage and turned her hand to writing, where she developed a name for herself as a modernist and feminist. In 1938, Hartwig and her husband immigrated to London, where she befriended Virginia Woolf. She died in London in 1967.