The Resource Memoirs of a polar bear, Yoko Tawada ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky

Memoirs of a polar bear, Yoko Tawada ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky

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Memoirs of a polar bear
Title
Memoirs of a polar bear
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Yoko Tawada ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"The Memoirs of a Polar Bear is a novel that stars three generations of talented writers and performers who happen to be polar bears. The Memoirs of a Polar Bear has in spades what Rivka Galchen hailed in The New Yorker as "Yoko Tawada's magnificent strangeness"--Tawada is an author like no other. Three generations (grandmother, mother, son) of polar bears are famous, both as circus performers and writers in East Germany: they are polar bears who move in human society, stars of the ring and of the literary world. In Chapter One, the grandmother matriarch in the Soviet Union accidentally writes a bestselling autobiography. In Chapter Two, Tosca, her daughter (born in Canada, where her mother had emigrated) moves to the DDR and takes a job in the circus. Her son--the last of their line--is Knut, born in Chapter Three in a Leipzig zoo, but raised by a human keeper in relatively happy circumstances in the Berlin zoo, until his keeper, Matthias, is taken away... Happy or sad, each bear writes a story, enjoying both celebrity and "the intimacy of being alone with my pen.""--
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Title
Memoirs of a polar bear
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Summary
Memoirs of a Polar Bear stars three generations of talented writers and performers—who happen to be polar bears
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10541599
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DLC
Dewey number
833/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2682.A87
LC item number
E8813 2016
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Yoko Tawada ; translated by Susan Bernofsky
Memoirs of a polar bear, Yoko Tawada ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
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Memoirs of a polar bear, Yoko Tawada ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
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  • "A New Directions paperbook original."
  • "NDP1362"--Spine
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text
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780811225786
Lccn
2016022379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn940362017
  • (OCoLC)940362017

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