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The Resource A small circus : a novel, Hans Fallada ; translated by Michael Hofmann

A small circus : a novel, Hans Fallada ; translated by Michael Hofmann

Label
A small circus : a novel
Title
A small circus
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Hans Fallada ; translated by Michael Hofmann
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Author
Translator
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
It is the summer of 1929, and in a small German town, a storm is brewing. Tredup, a shabby reporter working for the Pomeranian Chronicle, leads a precarious existence... until he takes some photographs that offer him a chance to make a fortune. While Tredup contemplates his next move, the town is buzzing. Farmers are plotting their revenge against greedy officials, a mysterious traveling salesman is stirring up trouble, and all the while, the Nazi party grows stronger as the Communists fight them in the street. As the town slowly slips into chaos, Mayor "Fatty" Gareis does everything in his power to seek the easy life. As tensions mount between workers and bosses, town and country, and Left and Right, alliances are broken, bribes are taken, and plots are hatched, until the tension spills over into violence. From the brilliant mind of one of Germany's most celebrated writers, A Small Circus is a genuine and frightening tale of small-town Germany during a time of unrest. It belongs in the collection of every reader who has enjoyed his break-out classics
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Summary
Summer, 1929, and in a small German town a storm is brewing. The Nazis are growing stronger and the Communists fight them in the streets. Workers plot against their bosses in bars. Journalists become embroiled in blackmail and corruption. And in the midst of the tension a mysterious travelling salesman from Berlin, Henning, is stirring up trouble though no one knows why. As conflicts come to a head, anger will explode into something far more deadly. Hans Fallada's gripping novel, written as Germany collapsed around him, is a blistering, darkly humorous story of intrigue, violence and astonishing foreboding.
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Character
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10404045
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1893-1947
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Fallada, Hans
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957 August 25-
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Hofmann, Michael
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True
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  • City and town life
  • Germany
  • City and town life
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
A small circus : a novel, Hans Fallada ; translated by Michael Hofmann
Instantiates
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Copyright
Note
First published as Bauern, Bonzen und Bomben in Germany by Rowohlt, 1931
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
ocn870292273
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Arcade Publishing edition.
Extent
ix, 577 pages
Isbn
9781628724325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)870292273
Label
A small circus : a novel, Hans Fallada ; translated by Michael Hofmann
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as Bauern, Bonzen und Bomben in Germany by Rowohlt, 1931
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
ocn870292273
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Arcade Publishing edition.
Extent
ix, 577 pages
Isbn
9781628724325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)870292273

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