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The Resource All for nothing, Walter Kempowski ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell ; introduction by Jenny Erpenbeck

All for nothing, Walter Kempowski ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell ; introduction by Jenny Erpenbeck

Label
All for nothing
Title
All for nothing
Statement of responsibility
Walter Kempowski ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell ; introduction by Jenny Erpenbeck
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"The last novel by one of Germany's most important postwar writers, All for Nothing was published in Germany in 2006, just before Walter Kempowski's death. It describes with matter-of-fact clarity and acuity, and a roving point of view, the atmosphere in East Prussia during the winter of 1944-1945 as the German forces are in retreat and the Red Army approaches. The von Globig family's manor house, the Georgenhof, is falling into a state of disrepair. Auntie runs the estate as best she can since Eberhard von Globig, a special officer in the German army, went to war, leaving behind his beautiful but vague wife, Katharina, and her bookish twelve-year old son, Peter. As the road beside the house fills with Germans fleeing the occupied territories, the Georgenhof receives strange visitors--a Nazi violinist, a dissident painter, a Baltic baron, even a Jewish refugee--but life continues in the main as banal, wondrous, and complicit as ever for the main characters, until their caution, their hedged bets and provisions, their wondering, and their denial are answered by the wholly expected events they haven't allowed themselves to imagine"--
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A wealthy family tries--and fails--to seal themselves off from the chaos of post-World War II life surrounding them in this stunning novel by one of Germany's most important post-war writers
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DLC
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1929-2007
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Kempowski, Walter
Dewey number
833.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1967-
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  • Bell, Anthea
  • Erpenbeck, Jenny
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True
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Families
  • Germany
Target audience
general
Label
All for nothing, Walter Kempowski ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell ; introduction by Jenny Erpenbeck
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 343 pages
Isbn
9781681372051
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2017046080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987429963
Label
All for nothing, Walter Kempowski ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell ; introduction by Jenny Erpenbeck
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 343 pages
Isbn
9781681372051
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2017046080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987429963

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