PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
"Monsieur Bang, you are the first impressionist author in the world." Claude Monet.
W. Glyn Jones' masterful translation allows us to read in English for the first time one of the neglected classics of Scandinavian Literature.
Ida Brandt is the classic outsider. Not acceptable to the Danish aristocratic circle she was brought up around and too moneyed for her nursing colleagues at the hospital. She is good looking and gentle, generous and kind and her trusting nature is betrayed by the people around her. Herman Bang takes us into Ida's world, he does not comment, let alone criticise and leaves the reader to judge.
In its impressionistic almost cinematic style it is a novel ahead of its time.