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The Resource Irmina, Barbara Yelin ; afterword by Dr. Alexander Korb

Irmina, Barbara Yelin ; afterword by Dr. Alexander Korb

Label
Irmina
Title
Irmina
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Yelin ; afterword by Dr. Alexander Korb
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
In the mid-1930s, Irmina, an ambitious young German, moves to London. At a cocktail party, she meets Howard Green, one of the first black students at Oxford, who, like Irmina, is working towards an independent existence. However, their relationship comes to an abrupt end when Irmina, constrained by the political situation in Hitler's Germany, is forced to return home. As war approaches and her contact with Howard is broken, it becomes clear to Irmina that prosperity will only be possible through the betrayal of her ideals. In the award-winning Irmina, Barbara Yelin presents a troubling drama about the tension between integrity and social advancement, reflecting with compassion and intelligence on the complicity that results from the choice, conscious or otherwise, to look away
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Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2016
Review
Inspired by a true story, this evocative chronicle of a young German woman’s experiences in London as WWII looms reads like an aged relative’s intimate scrapbook. Young Irmina toils in her training as a transcriptionist while experiencing alienation as a foreigner, an experience she shares with Howard, one of the first black students at Oxford. The pair bond over their shared outsider status, and affection blossoms—but the romance dies as circumstances force Irmina to return to Germany. Once Hitler’s war machine kicks into high gear, she faces the reality of life under the Nazis: food and fuel shortages, restrictions on career opportunities for women, and the rising tide of anti-Semitism. German cartoonist Yelin, making her English-language debut, blends sketchy pencil lines and moody watercolor tones, creating an engrossing, candid reminiscence of an individual’s promise crushed by the bleak times she had the misfortune of being born into. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed 04/11/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 15, p)
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10494882
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yelin, Barbara
Dewey number
741.5943
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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  • Korb, Alexander Martin
  • Waaler, Michael
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True
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Nazis
  • Nazis
  • National socialism
  • National socialism
  • Young women
  • Young women
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • National socialism
  • Nazis
  • Young women
  • Germany
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Label
Irmina, Barbara Yelin ; afterword by Dr. Alexander Korb
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from German by Michael Waaler
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1725078
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781910593103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781910593103
  • (OCoLC)921864073
Label
Irmina, Barbara Yelin ; afterword by Dr. Alexander Korb
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from German by Michael Waaler
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1725078
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781910593103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781910593103
  • (OCoLC)921864073

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