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The Resource Awake, Harald Voetmann ; translated from the Danish by Johanne Sorgenfri Ottosen

Awake, Harald Voetmann ; translated from the Danish by Johanne Sorgenfri Ottosen

Label
Awake
Title
Awake
Statement of responsibility
Harald Voetmann ; translated from the Danish by Johanne Sorgenfri Ottosen
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dan
  • eng
Summary
"In a shuttered bedroom in ancient Italy, the sleepless Pliny the Elder lies in bed obsessively dictating new chapters of his Natural History to his slave Diocles. Fat, wheezing, imperious, and prone to nosebleeds, Pliny does not believe in spending his evenings in repose: No, to be awake is to be alive. There's no time to waste if he is to classify every element of the natural world in a single work. By day Pliny the Elder carries out his many civic duties and gives the occasional disastrous public reading. But despite his astonishing ambition to catalog everything from precious metals to the moon, as well as a collection of exotic plants sourced from the farthest reaches of the world, Pliny the Elder still takes immense pleasure in the common rose. After he rushes to an erupting Mount Vesuvius and perishes in the ash, his nephew, Pliny the Younger, becomes custodian of his life's work. But where Pliny the Elder saw starlight, Pliny the Younger only sees fireflies"--
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Storyline
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Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11007418
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Voetmann, Harald
Dewey number
839.813/8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT8177.32.O38
LC item number
V3413 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ottosen, Johanne Sorgenfri
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
New Directions paperbook
Series volume
1511
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Pliny
Label
Awake, Harald Voetmann ; translated from the Danish by Johanne Sorgenfri Ottosen
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Publication
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
108 pages
Isbn
9780811230810
Lccn
2021022110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(DLC) 2021022110
Label
Awake, Harald Voetmann ; translated from the Danish by Johanne Sorgenfri Ottosen
Publication
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
108 pages
Isbn
9780811230810
Lccn
2021022110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(DLC) 2021022110

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