THE DISCOVERY OF SLOWNESS: A NOVEL ... Translated by Ralph Freedman. [London and Harmondsworth, Middlesex]: Viking, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition in English. Translation of DIE ENTDECKUNG DER LANGSAMKEIT (1983). A novel framed around the life of the nineteenth century explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847). "Reading this book has a unique effect: it changes one's perception of the world, sharpens one's ear for rhythm and tempo, and sensitizes one for each person's unique inner time. At first glance, it is an historical novel; at closer glance it reveals itself as a plea to respect unalterable human rhythms in a time of rampant development." - Die Weltwoche. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#160111).
"First published in 1987 ..." on copyright page.