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The Resource Go, went, gone, Jenny Erpenbeck ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky

Go, went, gone, Jenny Erpenbeck ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky

Label
Go, went, gone
Title
Go, went, gone
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Erpenbeck ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Richard has spent his life as a university professor, immersed in the world of books and ideas. But now he is retired, his library remains packed up in boxes and he steps into the streets of his city, Berlin. Here, on Alexanderplatz, he discovers a new community -- a group of African asylum seekers on hunger strike. Hesitantly, getting to know the new arrivals, Richard finds his life changing, as he begins to question his own sense of belonging in a city that once divided its citizens into them and us. At once a passionate contribution to the debate on race, privilege and nationality and a beautifully written examination of an ageing man's quest to find meaning in his life, Go, Went, Gone showcases one of the great contemporary European writers at the height of her powers"--Dust jacket
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Summary
Richard is a widower and a retired classics professor who lives in Berlin, and whose life is routine until the day he spies some African refugees staging a hunger strike. As he visits their shelter, interviews them, and becomes embroiled in their harrowing fates, he finds he has more in common with them than he realizes
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Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10599251
Cataloging source
YDX
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1967-
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Erpenbeck, Jenny
Dewey number
833.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
novels
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Bernofsky, Susan
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True
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  • Widowers
  • Refugees
  • Humanitarianism
  • Berlin (Germany)
Target audience
adult
Label
Go, went, gone, Jenny Erpenbeck ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
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Publication
Note
First published in German as Gehen, ging, gegangen. München : Albrecht Knaus Verlag, 2015
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
000060985409
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781846276200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968554771
Label
Go, went, gone, Jenny Erpenbeck ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
Publication
Note
First published in German as Gehen, ging, gegangen. München : Albrecht Knaus Verlag, 2015
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
000060985409
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781846276200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968554771

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