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The Resource Before the feast, by Saša Stanišić ; translated by Anthea Bell

Before the feast, by Saša Stanišić ; translated by Anthea Bell

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Before the feast
Title
Before the feast
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by Saša Stanišić ; translated by Anthea Bell
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
It's the night before the feast in the village of Furstenfelde (population: an odd number). The village is asleep. Except for the ferryman--he's dead. And Mrs. Kranz, the night-blind painter, who wants to depict her village for the first time at night. A bell-ringer and his apprentice want to ring the bells--the only problem is that the bells have gone. A vixen is looking for eggs for her young, and Mr. Schramm is discovering more reasons to quit life than smoking. Someone has opened the doors to the Village Archive, but what drives the sleepless out of their houses is not that which was stolen, but that which has escaped. Old stories, myths and fairy tales are wandering about the streets with the people. They come together in a novel about a long night, a mosaic of village life, in which the long-established and newcomers, the dead and the living, craftsmen, pensioners and noble robbers in football shirts bump into each other. They all want to bring something to a close, on this night before the feast
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Summary
Someone has opened the doors to the Village Archive, but what drives the sleepless out of their houses is not that which was stolen, but that which has escaped. Old stories, myths, and fairy tales are wandering about the streets with the people. They come together in a novel about a long night, a mosaic of village life, in which the long-established and newcomers, the dead and the living, craftsmen, pensioners, and noble robbers in football shirts bump into each other. They all want to bring something to a close, in this night before the feast
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Awards note
Winner of the 2014 Leipzig Book Fair Prize
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10507129
Cataloging source
DLC
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1978-
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Stanišić, Saša
Dewey number
833/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
novels
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1978-
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Bell, Anthea
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True
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  • Villages
  • Festivals
  • Festivals
  • Villages
Target audience
adult
Label
Before the feast, by Saša Stanišić ; translated by Anthea Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn923794263
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781941040393
Lccn
2016006742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923794263
Label
Before the feast, by Saša Stanišić ; translated by Anthea Bell
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
Control code
ocn923794263
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781941040393
Lccn
2016006742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923794263

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