The Resource Life Goes On

Life Goes On

Label
Life Goes On
Title
Life Goes On
Statement of responsibility
Hans Keilson ; translated from the German by Damion Searls
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Language
eng
Summary
Published when the author was just twenty-three, Life Goes On was Hans Keilson's literary debut, an extraordinary autobiographical novel that paints a dark yet illuminating portrait of Germany between the world wars. It tells the story of Max Seldersen — a Jewish store owner modelled on Keilson's father, a textile merchant and decorated World War I veteran — along with his wife, Else, and son, Albrecht, and the troubles they encounter as the German economy collapses and politics turn rancid. Life Goes On was banned by the Nazis in 1934. Shortly afterwards, following his editor's advice, Keilson emigrated to the Netherlands, where he would spend the rest of his life.At the age of one hundred, with his one copy of the first edition of Life Goes On in hand, Keilson told The New York Times that he would love to see his first novel reissued, and translated as well. 'Then you would have my whole biography,' he told them. He died at the age of one hundred and one
Summary
Life Goes On paints a dark portrait of Germany between the world wars. It tells the story of Max Seldersen - a Jewish store owner modeled on the author's father, a textile merchant and decorated World War I veteran - along with his wife, Else, and son, Albrecht, and the troubles they encounter as the German economy collapses and politics turn rancid. Banned by the Nazis in 1934, it has finally been reissued and translated.
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10153057
Cataloging source
DLC
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1909-2011
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  • Keilson, Hans
  • Searls, Damion
Dewey number
833.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Searls, Damion
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Life Goes On
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:002943b4-1755-4010-a1a3-1c6412727141
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922072023
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Life Goes On
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:002943b4-1755-4010-a1a3-1c6412727141
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922072023
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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