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The Resource Memoirs of a polar bear, Yoko Tawada ; Translated by Susan Bernofsky

Memoirs of a polar bear, Yoko Tawada ; Translated by Susan Bernofsky

Label
Memoirs of a polar bear
Title
Memoirs of a polar bear
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Yoko Tawada ; Translated by Susan Bernofsky
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • 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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1960-
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Tawada, Yōko
Dewey number
833/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2682.A87
LC item number
E8813 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bernofsky, Susan
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  • Polar bear
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Human-animal relationships
Label
Memoirs of a polar bear, Yoko Tawada ; Translated by Susan Bernofsky
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Publication
Note
"A New Directions paperbook original."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1683285
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780811225786
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016022379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1683285
  • (Sirsi) 1683285
  • (OCoLC)940362017
Label
Memoirs of a polar bear, Yoko Tawada ; Translated by Susan Bernofsky
Publication
Note
"A New Directions paperbook original."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1683285
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780811225786
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016022379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1683285
  • (Sirsi) 1683285
  • (OCoLC)940362017

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