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The Resource A gushing fountain : a novel, by Martin Walser ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer

A gushing fountain : a novel, by Martin Walser ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer

Label
A gushing fountain : a novel
Title
A gushing fountain
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Martin Walser ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer
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Contributor
Author
Translator
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Appearing for the first time in English, this masterful novel by one of the foremost figures of postwar German literature is an indelible portrait of Nazism slowly overtaking and poisoning a small town. Semi-autobiographical, it is also a remarkably vivid account of a childhood fraught with troubles, yet full of remembered love and touched by miracle. In a provincial town on Lake Constance, Johann basks in the affection of the colorful staff and regulars at the Station Restaurant. Though his parents struggle to make ends meet, around him the world is rich in mystery: the attraction of girls; the power of words and his gift for music; his rivalry with his best friend, Adolf, son of the local Brownshirt leader; a circus that comes to town bringing Anita, whose love he and Adolf compete to win. But in these hard times, with businesses failing all around them and life savings gone in an instant, people whisper that only Hitler can save them. As the Nazis gradually infiltrate the churches, the school, the youth organizations-even the restaurant-and come to power, we see through Johann's eyes how the voices of dissent are silenced one by one, until war begins the body count that will include his beloved older brother"--
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DLC
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1927-
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Walser, Martin
Dewey number
833/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2685.A48
LC item number
S6513 2015
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dollenmayer, David B.
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  • Schoolboys
  • Villages
  • National socialism
  • Bildungsromans
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • Bildungsromans
  • National socialism
  • Schoolboys
  • Villages
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
A gushing fountain : a novel, by Martin Walser ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First English-language edition.
Extent
362 pages
Isbn
9781628724240
Lccn
2014045336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884814998
  • 2158731
  • (OCoLC)884814998
  • 2140026
  • (OCoLC)884814998
  • (OCoLC)ocn884814998
  • 2140026
  • (OCoLC)ocn884814998
  • 2158731
Label
A gushing fountain : a novel, by Martin Walser ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First English-language edition.
Extent
362 pages
Isbn
9781628724240
Lccn
2014045336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884814998
  • 2158731
  • (OCoLC)884814998
  • 2140026
  • (OCoLC)884814998
  • (OCoLC)ocn884814998
  • 2140026
  • (OCoLC)ocn884814998
  • 2158731

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