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The Resource New Finnish grammar, Diego Marani ; translated by Judith Landry

New Finnish grammar, Diego Marani ; translated by Judith Landry

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New Finnish grammar
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New Finnish grammar
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Diego Marani ; translated by Judith Landry
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
One night at Trieste in September 1943 a seriously wounded soldier is found on the quay. With nothing to identify him, and having lost his memory and language, he is a mystery to the crew of the German ship that rescues him. The ship?s doctor, a Finn, identifies the name embroidered on the man?s jacket as Finnish. Taking him for a fellow countryman, he gradually teaches him to speak Finnish and eventually finds him a berth in an army hospital in Helsinki, from where he may be able to piece together his former life. But the longer he spends in Helsinki, the less he feels at home; the more he learns of the Finnish language and rich history, the less familiar it seems; and by the time we learn his true identity, it?s too late. New Finnish Grammar is an unforgettable tale of one man?s search for meaning and for identity amid the devastation of WW2
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One night at Trieste in September 1943 a seriously wounded soldier is found on the quay. With nothing to identify him, and having lost his memory and language, he is a mystery to the crew of the German ship that rescues him. The ship's doctor, a Finn, identifies the name embroidered on the man's jacket as Finnish. Taking him for a fellow countryman, he gradually teaches him to speak Finnish and eventually finds him a berth in an army hospital in Helsinki, from where he may be able to piece together his former life. But the longer he spends in Helsinki, the less he feels at home; the more he learns of the Finnish language and rich history, the less familiar it seems; and by the time we learn his true identity, it's too late. New Finnish Grammar is an unforgettable tale of one mans search for meaning and for identity amid the devastation of WW2.
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Also available online.
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10178390
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ANL
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Marani, Diego
Dewey number
853.914
Index
no index present
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Translated from the Italian
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novels
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Landry, Judith
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  • Language acquisition
  • Amnesiacs
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adult
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New Finnish grammar, Diego Marani ; translated by Judith Landry
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"First published in Italian as Nuova Grammatica Finlandese 2000"--T.p. verso
Control code
000049858514
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
197 p.
Isbn
9781922079664
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(pbk.)
Label
New Finnish grammar, Diego Marani ; translated by Judith Landry
Publication
Note
"First published in Italian as Nuova Grammatica Finlandese 2000"--T.p. verso
Control code
000049858514
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
197 p.
Isbn
9781922079664
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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