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The Resource Dora Bruder, Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Joanna Kilmartin

Dora Bruder, Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Joanna Kilmartin

Label
Dora Bruder
Title
Dora Bruder
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Joanna Kilmartin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1988 Patrick Modiano stumbles across an ad in the personal columns of the New Year's Eve 1941 edition of Paris Soir: "Missing, a young girl, Dora Bruder, age 15, height 1 m 55, oval-shaped face, gray-brown eyes, gray sports jacket, maroon pullover, navy blue skirt and hat, brown gym shoes." Placed by the parents of Dora, who had run away from her Catholic boarding school, the ad sets Modiano off on a quest to find out everything he can about her and why, at the height of German reprisals, she ran away from the people hiding her. There is only one other official mention of her name: on a list of Jews deported from Paris to Auschwitz in September 1942. What little Modiano discovers about Dora in official records and through remaining family members becomes a meditation on the immense losses of the period: lost people, lost stories, and lost history. Modiano delivers a moving account of the ten-year investigation that took him back to the sights and sounds of Paris under the Nazi Occupation and the paranoia of the Pétain regime. In his efforts to exhume her from the past, Modiano realizes that he must come to terms with the specters of his own troubled adolescence. The result, a montage of creative and historical material, is Modiano's personal rumination on loss, both memoir and memorial
Member of
Summary
The author documents his ten-year search for details about the life of a Jewish Parisian teenager who ran away from her Catholic boarding school and was ultimately deported to Auschwitz by the Nazis, describing the Paris of that time period and reminiscing on memory and loss
Tone
Writing style
Awards note
Nobel Prize in Literature, 2014
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10399377
Cataloging source
AKC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
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Modiano, Patrick
Dewey number
940.5318
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Kilmartin, Joanna
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True
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  • Bruder, Dora
  • Jews
  • Jewish girls
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • France
  • Bruder, Dora
  • German Occupation of France (1940-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jewish girls
  • Jews
  • France
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
Dora Bruder, Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Joanna Kilmartin
Instantiates
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
ocn895678909
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First paperback printing, 2015.
Extent
119 pages
Isbn
9780520218789
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)895678909
Label
Dora Bruder, Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Joanna Kilmartin
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
ocn895678909
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First paperback printing, 2015.
Extent
119 pages
Isbn
9780520218789
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)895678909

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