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The Resource The exiles return : a novel, Elisabeth de Waal ; with a foreword by Edmund de Waal

The exiles return : a novel, Elisabeth de Waal ; with a foreword by Edmund de Waal

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The exiles return : a novel
Title
The exiles return
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elisabeth de Waal ; with a foreword by Edmund de Waal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Vienna is demolished by war, the city an alien landscape of ruined castles, a fractured ruling class, and people picking up the pieces. Elisabeth de Waal's mesmerizing The Exiles Return is a stunningly vivid postwar story of Austria's fallen aristocrats, unrepentant Nazis, and a culture degraded by violence. The novel follows a number of exiles, each returning under very different circumstances, who must come to terms with a city in painful recovery. There is Kuno Adler, a Jewish research scientist, who is tired of his unfulfilling existence in America; Theophil Kanakis, a wealthy Greek businessman, seeking to plunder some of the spoils of war; Marie-Theres, a brooding teenager, sent by her parents in hopes that the change of scene will shake her out of her funk; and Prince "Bimbo" Grein, a handsome young man with a title divested of all its social currency. With immaculate precision and sensitivity, de Waal, an exile herself, captures a city rebuilding and relearning its identity, and the people who have to do the same. As mesmerizing as Stefan Zweig's The World of Yesterday, and as tragic as Hans Fallada's Every Man Dies Alone, de Waal has written a masterpiece of European literature, an artifact revealing a moment in our history, clear as a snapshot, but timeless as well"--
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DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9095.9.D43
LC item number
E95 2014
Literary form
fiction
Label
The exiles return : a novel, Elisabeth de Waal ; with a foreword by Edmund de Waal
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Persephone Books in 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn849212191
Isbn
9781250045782
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013038322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)849212191
Label
The exiles return : a novel, Elisabeth de Waal ; with a foreword by Edmund de Waal
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Persephone Books in 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn849212191
Isbn
9781250045782
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013038322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)849212191

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