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Jul 06, 2021
| ISBN 9781782276852
Jul 06, 2021
| ISBN 9781782276869
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Jul 06, 2021 | ISBN 9781782276852
Jul 06, 2021 | ISBN 9781782276869
The inspiring, meditative classic autobiography of a pioneering nineteenth-century autodidact and writer, in English for the first timeOver the 29 years of his short life, Franz Michael Felder worked with furious productivity to better himself and the lives of those around him. From his humble origins in the Austrian village of Schoppernau, he went on to found workers’ cooperatives, a political party and even a public library in his own home, as well as writing many literary works. A Life in the Making is both the culmination of this extraordinary career and a chronicle of its development. It is a story of early hardship and fortitude, of Felder’s relentless zeal for learning and his lifelong effort to reconcile his own expanding horizons with the enforced confines of the community he was born to. Unfolding in prose of limpid beauty, A Life in the Making becomes a deeply moving tribute to Felder’s wife Nanni, and to his enduring belief in the possibility of a better world.
Franz Michael Felder (1839-1869) was born to a farming family in Schoppernau, Austria. Over the course of his short life, he created a towering legacy as a writer and social reformer. Felder was one of the first Austrian writers to… More about Franz Michael Felder
“One of the masterpieces of 19th-century German literature.” – Polis “Exhumed from oblivion… blessed with a strange power… The 21st-century reader will never forget this friend from Schoppernau.” – Le Matricule de Anges
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