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Imperium : a fiction of the South Seas

Author: Christian Kracht; Daniel James Bowles
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A satirical indictment of extremism follows the exploits of a radical vegetarian and nudist from Nuremberg who voyages to 1902's Bismarck Archipelago to establish a colony based on the worship of the sun and coconuts.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Satirical literature
Named Person: August Engelhardt; August Engelhardt
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Kracht; Daniel James Bowles
ISBN: 9780374175245 0374175241 1250097479 9781250097477
OCLC Number: 893317035
Notes: "Originally published in German in 2012 by Verlag Kiepenheur & Witsch, Germany."--Title page verso.
Description: 179 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Imperium.
Responsibility: Christian Kracht ; translated from the German by Daniel Bowles.

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In 1902, a radical vegetarian and nudist from Nuremberg named August Engelhardt set sail for what was then called the Bismarck Archipelago. In his first novel, internationally bestselling author  Read more...

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This barbed account of failed idealism shines a bright light on the ravages of obsession, all the while sprinkling the trail with memorably bizarre details. Henry Alford, Read more...

 
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