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The Resource A sad affair, Wolfgang Koeppen ; translated with an introduction by Michael Hofmann

A sad affair, Wolfgang Koeppen ; translated with an introduction by Michael Hofmann

Label
A sad affair
Title
A sad affair
Statement of responsibility
Wolfgang Koeppen ; translated with an introduction by Michael Hofmann
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • "Set during the heady, pre-World War II days of cabaret-era Germany, the novel centers on the unrequited affair between Sibylle - a stunning seductress who strings along five men at a time - and Friedrich, the callow, melancholic youth who pursues her obsessively. In a series of episodic flashbacks, Koeppen, with a cinematic vividness and intensity that anticipate Beat literature by nearly twenty years, tracks the doomed couple first to Zurich and then to the mysterious streets of Venice. Friedrich is a vibrant comic creation, "an amok runner of love," energetic but inept, modest yet exorbitant - the epitome of a talented, striving young artist
  • Sibylle, glamorous and indifferent, remains as alluring a femme fatale as Salome."--Jacket
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DLC
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Unglückliche Liebe
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1906-1996
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Koeppen, Wolfgang
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1957 August 25-
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Hofmann, Michael
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Germany
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Zurich (Switzerland)
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
Label
A sad affair, Wolfgang Koeppen ; translated with an introduction by Michael Hofmann
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm51613881
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 176 pages
Isbn
9780393057188
Lccn
2003002212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)51613881
Label
A sad affair, Wolfgang Koeppen ; translated with an introduction by Michael Hofmann
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm51613881
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 176 pages
Isbn
9780393057188
Lccn
2003002212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)51613881

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