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The Resource In the flesh, a novel by Christa Wolf ; translated from the German by John S. Barrett

In the flesh, a novel by Christa Wolf ; translated from the German by John S. Barrett

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In the flesh
Title
In the flesh
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Christa Wolf ; translated from the German by John S. Barrett
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Suffering severe abdominal pain, a woman is rushed to the emergency room of a decrepit urban hospital. Her soaring temperature, her deepening distress, her body's resistance to medicine all confound her doctors, who operate repeatedly." "Drifting in and out of consciousness, she endures a fever dream in which the boundaries between wakefulness, memory, and delusion blur then totally dissolve. Old friends and comforting strangers materialize at her bedside, and as they talk to her, and as the nurses poke and prod, her sense of self, of being an "I" who acts rather than a "she" who is acted upon, begins to slip away. Gurney rides through the hospital's windowless corridors become fantastic travels through the halls of hell. Remembered snatches of Goethe and of "upbuilding" Communist propaganda provide ironic running commentary on her predicament, for the scene, half real, half hallucinated, is the former East Berlin; the time, just before the fall of the Wall."--Jacket
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Character
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134864
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolf, Christa
Dewey number
833/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Barrett, John S.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Verba Mundi book
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  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Germany
Label
In the flesh, a novel by Christa Wolf ; translated from the German by John S. Barrett
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Publication
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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
509967
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9781567922677
Lccn
2004019882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781567922677
  • (OCoLC)56333971
Label
In the flesh, a novel by Christa Wolf ; translated from the German by John S. Barrett
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
509967
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9781567922677
Lccn
2004019882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781567922677
  • (OCoLC)56333971

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