Rock Crystal

Rock Crystal Cover

Rock Crystal

By Adalbert Stifter; Elisabeth Mayer (Translator); Marianne Moore (Translator)

Pushkin Press, Paperback, 9781901285277, 75pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2005


This seemingly simple fable of two children lost in an icy landscape is eloquent in its innocence but is implicit with the fragility of life and the inevitability of death. This quasi-fairy tale speaks of village life in the high mountains but is also a parable of belief and faith. Rock Crystal is a Christmas story and a story about the heart of the ice, the crystal.