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Incident on Lake Geneva

20 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 06 September 2012

"On the banks of Lake Geneva, close to the small Swiss resort of Villeneuve, a fisherman who had rowed into the lake one summer night in the year 1918, noticed a strange object in the middle of the water..."

In Stefan Zweig's famous story, translated by Anthea Bell, a man clings to driftwood out on the lake. When he's brought ashore the townsfolk react to his arrival in different ways. Just who is he, this stranger, talking in an odd language?

Reader Dermot Crowley

Producer Duncan Minshull.


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