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Young Gerber

Author: Friedrich Torberg
Publisher: London : Pushkin Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Kurt Gerber embarks enthusiastically on his last year at school, determined to focus on that all-important final exam. He soon finds, however, he is constantly at odds with his sadistic teacher, Professor Kupfer, known to the students as 'Lord God Kupfer.' Inspired by the real-life suicides of ten school peers during one week in 1929, Young Gerber is a timeless tale of classroom angst"--Amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Friedrich Torberg
ISBN: 9781906548896 1906548897
OCLC Number: 782999749
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: 349 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Contents: God Almighty Kupfer --
Entry of the Gladiators. Strike the Gong --
Three Encounters --
Meditations on x --
The Palfrey Stumbles --
A Young Man Called Kurt Gerber --
Kurt Gerber, Number 7 --
The Hard Path to Failure --
"Wednesday at Ten", a Trashy Novel --
A Storm on Two Fronts --
The Palfrey Collapses.
Other Titles: Schüler Gerber.
Responsibility: Friedrich Torberg ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell.

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Friedrich Torberg's Young Gerber (Der Schuler Gerber) is an almost unbearably moving classic novel, which tells of a schoolboy driven to madness, and ultimately tragedy, by his bullying form teacher.  Read more...

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A perceptive... visionary insight into the panorama of our existence -- Max Brod [Kupfer] is magnificently conceived, with a sizzling hate that burns through the pages... For many years I have not Read more...

 
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