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Awakening to the great sleep war : [a novel]

Author: Gert Jonke; Jean M Snook
Publisher: Champaign : Dalkey Archive Press, 2012.
Series: Austrian literature series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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One of the loveliest riddles of Austrian literature is finally available in English translation: Gert Jonke's 1982 novel, Awakening to the Great Sleep War, is an expedition through a world in constant nervous motion, where reality is rapidly fraying-flags refuse to stick to their poles, lids sidle off of their pots, tram tracks shake their stops away like fleas, and books abandon libraries in droves. Our cicerone on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Magic realism (Literature)
Electronic books
Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jonke, Gert, 1946-2009.
Awakening to the great sleep war.
(DLC) 2012029519
(OCoLC)783162556
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gert Jonke; Jean M Snook
ISBN: 9781564788276 156478827X
OCLC Number: 881469978
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; OTHER WORKS BY GERT JONKE IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION; Begin Reading; About the Authors; Copyright.
Series Title: Austrian literature series.
Other Titles: Erwachen zum grossen Schlafkrieg.
Responsibility: Gert Jonke ; translated by Jean M. Snook.

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One of the loveliest riddles of Austrian literature is finally available in English translation: Gert Jonke's 1982 novel, Awakening to the Great Sleep War, is an expedition through a world in constant nervous motion, where reality is rapidly fraying-flags refuse to stick to their poles, lids sidle off of their pots, tram tracks shake their stops away like fleas, and books abandon libraries in droves. Our cicerone on this journey through the possible (and impossible) is an "acoustical decorator" by the name of Burgmüller-a poetical gentleman, the lover of three women, able to commun.

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