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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

Label
Memoirs of a polar bear
Title
Memoirs of a polar bear
Statement of responsibility
Yoko Tawada ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
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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. 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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YDXCP
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1960-
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Tawada, Yōko
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
fiction
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Bernofsky, Susan
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  • Tawada, Yōko
  • Polar bear
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Memoirs of a polar bear, Yoko Tawada ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059820450
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781846276316
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953843390
Label
Memoirs of a polar bear, Yoko Tawada ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
Publication
Copyright
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
000059820450
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781846276316
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953843390

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