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The Resource To die in spring, by Ralf Rothmann ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside, (large print)

To die in spring, by Ralf Rothmann ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside, (large print)

Label
To die in spring
Title
To die in spring
Statement of responsibility
by Ralf Rothmann ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Distant, silent, often drunk, Walter Urban is a difficult man to have as a father. But his son--the narrator of this slim, harrowing novel--is curious about Walter's experiences during World War II, and so makes him a present of a blank notebook in which to write down his memories. Walter dies, however, leaving nothing but the barest skeleton of a story on those pages, leading his son to fill in the gaps himself, rightly or wrongly, with what he can piece together of his father's early life. This, then, is the story of Walter and his dangerously outspoken friend Friedrich Caroli, seventeen-year-old trainee milkers on a dairy farm in northern Germany who are tricked into volunteering for the army during the spring of 1945: the last, and in many ways the worst, months of the war. The men are driven to the point of madness by what they experience, and when Friedrich finally deserts his post, Walter is forced to do the unthinkable. Told in a remarkable impressionistic voice, focusing on the tiny details and moments of grotesque beauty that flower even in the most desperate situations, Ralf Rothmann's To Die in Spring "ushers in the post-[Günter] Grass era with enormous power" (Die Zeit)
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DLC
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Rothmann, Ralf
Dewey number
833/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2678.O84
LC item number
I4413 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Whiteside, Shaun
Series statement
Thorndike Press Large print Bill's bookshelf
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Large type books
Label
To die in spring, by Ralf Rothmann ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside, (large print)
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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
Control code
ocn1008767840
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
289 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432847579
Lccn
2017048127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
To die in spring, by Ralf Rothmann ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside, (large print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1008767840
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
289 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432847579
Lccn
2017048127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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