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|Named Person:||Jakob Morenga; Jakob Morenga|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Uwe Timm; Breon Mitchell
|ISBN:||0811215148 9780811215145 9780811216265 0811216268|
|Language Note:||Text in English.|
|Description:||340 pages ; 21 cm|
|Responsibility:||Uwe Timm ; translated from the German by Breon Mitchell.|
"Morenga is a fascinating story and Timm tells it with an ingenious mix of fact and fiction. Central to the narrative is Gottschalk, an engaging fictional military veterinarian who keeps a diary which blends excerpts from actual historic sources with gripping accounts of everyday life and military excursions. The parallels between events of Germany's colonial period and the undertakings of the soon to arrive Third Reich (with its expansion of the themes of racial inferiority and the untermensch) are drawn with a brilliant subtlety. Morenga is an intriguing novel of scope and significance and it has been well served by Breon Mitchell's fine translation."--Jacket.