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The Resource All That I Am

All That I Am

Label
All That I Am
Title
All That I Am
Statement of responsibility
Anna Funder
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Hitler comes to power in 1933, a tight-knit group of friends and lovers become hunted outlaws overnight. United in their resistance to the madness and tyranny of Nazism, they flee the country. Dora, passionate and fearless; her lover, the great playwright Ernst Toller; her younger cousin Ruth and Ruth's husband Hans find refuge in London. Here they take awe-inspiring risks in order to continue their work in secret. But England is not the safe-haven they think it is, and a single, chilling act of betrayal will tear them apart. Some seventy years later, Ruth is living out her days in Sydney, making an uneasy peace with the ghosts of her past, and a part of history that has all but been forgotten. 'A gripping story of love and betrayal. Dora is the most attractive fictional heroine in a long time.' New Statesman '[Funder's] political and moral intelligence shine even more brightly than in Stasiland; the compassionate but unsentimental truthfulness towards her characters even more moving for being interwoven into a narrative of such complexity.' Raimond Gaita, Books of the Year, The Weekend Australian 'A sweeping first novel that cover love and war, friendship and betrayal, and the bonds that define a life. It is a moving and ambitious work.' Ann Patchett
Summary
German dissident writer Ernst Toller, his friend and lover, Dora Fabian, and Dora's younger cousin Ruth Becker (in real life, Ruth Blatt, whom Funder would befriend decades later), start a resistance movement inside Germany against Hitler's Nazi dictatorship, just as he and his fellow Nazis are consolidating their power, violently wiping away the last remaining vestiges of the democratic Weimar Republic.
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Writing style
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year, 2012.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2012.
  • Barbara Jefferis Award, 2012.
  • Miles Franklin Award, 2012.
  • Nielsen BookData Australian Booksellers’ Choice Award, 2012.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction category, 2011.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, People's Choice, 2011.
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10024960
Cataloging source
ANL
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1966-
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Anna Funder
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945
Target audience
adult
Label
All That I Am
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006487
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742534015
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
All That I Am
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006487
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742534015
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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