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The tower : a novel

Author: Uwe Tellkamp; Mike Mitchell, (Translator)
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In derelict Dresden a cultivated, middle-class family does all it can to cope amid the Communist downfall. This striking tapestry of the East German experience is told through the tangled lives of a soldier, surgeon, nurse and publisher. With evocative detail, Uwe Tellkamp masterfully reveals the myriad perspectives of the time as people battled for individuality, retreated to nostalgia, chose to conform, or toed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Belletristische Darstellung
Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Uwe Tellkamp; Mike Mitchell, (Translator)
ISBN: 9780241004579 0241004578
OCLC Number: 879398281
Notes: Translated from the German.
Originally published under title: Der Turm : Geschichte aus einem versunkenen Land : Roman. Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp Verlag, 2008.
Description: xv, 1007 pages
Responsibility: Uwe Tellkamp ; translated by Mike Mitchell.

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In derelict Dresden a cultivated, middle-class family does all it can to cope amid the Communist downfall. This book reveals the myriad perspectives of the time as people battled for individuality,  Read more...

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Tellkamp depicts the grotesque idiosyncrasies of the GDR's bureaucracy. He speaks with the slowness and sobriety that comes with growing up in a system where the wrong word at the wrong time can set Read more...

 
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