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The Resource A gushing fountain : a novel, Martin Walser ; translated by David Dollenmayer

A gushing fountain : a novel, Martin Walser ; translated by David Dollenmayer

Label
A gushing fountain : a novel
Title
A gushing fountain
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Martin Walser ; translated by David Dollenmayer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Appearing for the first time in English, this masterful novel by one of the foremost figures of postwar German literature is an indelible portrait of Nazism slowly overtaking and poisoning a small town. Semi-autobiographical, it is also a remarkably vivid account of a childhood fraught with troubles, yet full of remembered love and touched by miracle. In a provincial town on Lake Constance, Johann basks in the affection of the colorful staff and regulars at the Station Restaurant. Though his parents struggle to make ends meet, around him the world is rich in mystery: the attraction of girls; the power of words and his gift for music; his rivalry with his best friend, Adolf, son of the local Brownshirt leader; a circus that comes to town bringing Anita, whose love he and Adolf compete to win. But in these hard times, with businesses failing all around them and life savings gone in an instant, people whisper that only Hitler can save them. As the Nazis gradually infiltrate the churches, the school, the youth organizations-even the restaurant-and come to power, we see through Johann's eyes how the voices of dissent are silenced one by one, until war begins the body count that will include his beloved older brother"--
Member of
Summary
In a portrait of Nazism slowly overtaking and poisoning a small town, Johann, while competing with his best friend for the attentions of Anita, a circus performer, watches as those around him, including his parents, fall victim to the Nazi infiltration
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10415497
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walser, Martin
Dewey number
833/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2685.A48
LC item number
S6513 2015eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dollenmayer, David B
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schoolboys
  • Villages
  • National socialism
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • Bildungsromans
  • National socialism
  • Schoolboys
  • Villages
  • Germany
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
A gushing fountain : a novel, Martin Walser ; translated by David Dollenmayer
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn907541664
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628725445
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
60ABAA02-9533-49DC-B808-2B509E102FEC
Label
A gushing fountain : a novel, Martin Walser ; translated by David Dollenmayer
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn907541664
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628725445
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
60ABAA02-9533-49DC-B808-2B509E102FEC

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