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The Resource To die in spring, Ralf Rothmann ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside

To die in spring, Ralf Rothmann ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside

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To die in spring
Title
To die in spring
Statement of responsibility
Ralf Rothmann ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • "The lunacy of the final months of World War II, as experienced by a young German soldier. Distant, silent, often drunk, Walter Urban is a difficult man to have as a father. But his son -- the narrator of this slim, harrowing novel -- is curious about Walter's experiences during World War II, and so makes him a present of a blank notebook in which to write down his memories. Walter dies, however, leaving nothing but the barest skeleton of a story on those pages, leading his son to fill in the gaps himself, rightly or wrongly, with what he can piece together of his father's early life. This, then, is the story of Walter and his dangerously outspoken friend Friedrich Caroli, seventeen-year-old trainee milkers on a dairy farm in northern Germany who are tricked into volunteering for the army during the spring of 1945: the last, and in many ways the worst, months of the war. The men are driven to the point of madness by what they experience, and when Friedrich finally deserts his post, Walter is forced to do the unthinkable. Told in a remarkable impressionistic voice, focusing on the tiny details and moments of grotesque beauty that flower even in the most desperate situations, Ralf Rothmann's To Die in Spring "ushers in the pos -- [Günter] Grass era with enormous power" (Die Zeit)." --
  • "The lunacy of the final months of World War II, as experienced by a young German soldier"--
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Summary
The son of an alcoholic World War II veteran pieces together the story of his father's experiences as a young apprentice milker on a northern German farm who, along with his outspoken friend, was tricked into becoming an army volunteer and committing an unthinkable act
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10572984
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Rothmann, Ralf
Dewey number
833/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Whiteside, Shaun
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True
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • FICTION / War & Military
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • Coming of age
  • Youth
Target audience
adult
Label
To die in spring, Ralf Rothmann ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside
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Note
"A novel"--Book jacket
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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
ocn957303458
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780374278144
Lccn
2017012724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)957303458
Label
To die in spring, Ralf Rothmann ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Book jacket
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
ocn957303458
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780374278144
Lccn
2017012724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)957303458

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