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The Resource All for nothing, Walter Kempowski ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell

All for nothing, Walter Kempowski ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell

Label
All for nothing
Title
All for nothing
Statement of responsibility
Walter Kempowski ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Winter, January 1945. It is cold and dark, and the German army is retreating from the Russian advance. Germans are fleeing the occupied territories in their thousands, in cars and carts and on foot. But in a rural East Prussian manor house, the wealthy von Globig family tries to seal itself off from the world. Peter von Globig is twelve, and feigns a cough to get out of his Hitler Youth duties, preferring to sledge behind the house and look at snowflakes through his microscope. His father Eberhard is stationed in Italy - a desk job safe from the front - and his bookish and musical mother Katharina has withdrawn into herself. Instead the house is run by a conservative, frugal aunt, helped by two Ukrainian maids and an energetic Pole. Protected by their privileged lifestyle from the deprivation and chaos around them, and caught in the grip of indecision, they make no preparations to leave, until Katharina's decision to harbour a stranger for the night begins their undoing
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Kempowski, Walter
Dewey number
833/.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
fiction
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Bell, Anthea
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Historical fiction
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
All for nothing, Walter Kempowski ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell
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Publication
Note
Translated from the German of Alles umsonst
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9781847087218
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015463351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)920851780
  • (OCoLC)ocn920851780
  • 382858
Label
All for nothing, Walter Kempowski ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell
Publication
Note
Translated from the German of Alles umsonst
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9781847087218
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015463351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)920851780
  • (OCoLC)ocn920851780
  • 382858

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