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The Resource The man who spoke Snakish, Andrus Kivirähk ; translated by Christopher Moseley

The man who spoke Snakish, Andrus Kivirähk ; translated by Christopher Moseley

Label
The man who spoke Snakish
Title
The man who spoke Snakish
Statement of responsibility
Andrus Kivirähk ; translated by Christopher Moseley
Creator
SkenCnW4A-M
Contributor
Author
SkenCnW4A-M
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • est
  • eng
Summary
Unfortunately people and tribes degenerate. They lose their teeth, forget their language, until finally they are bending meekly on the fields and cutting straw with a scythe. Leemut, a young boy growing up in the forest, is content living with his hunter-gatherer family. But when incomprehensible outsiders arrive aboard ships and settle nearby, with an intriguing new religion, the forest begins to empty people are moving to the village and breaking their backs tilling fields to make bread. Meanwhile, Leemut and the last forest-dwelling humans refuse to adapt: with bare-bottomed primates and their love of ancient traditions, promiscuous bears, and a single giant louse, they live in shacks, keep wolves, and speak to snakes. Told with moving and satirical prose, this novel is a fiercely imaginative allegory about a boy, and a nation, standing on the brink of dramatic change
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Kivirähk, Andrus
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Estonian
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Moseley, Christopher
  • Kivirähk, Andrus
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle Ages
  • Human-animal communication
  • Change
  • Human settlements
  • Mediaeval, Civilisation
  • Fiction, Mediaeval
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
Label
The man who spoke Snakish, Andrus Kivirähk ; translated by Christopher Moseley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Estonia in 2007 by Eesti Keele Sihtasutus under the title Mees, kes teadis ussisonu
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
000058838657
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
442 pages
Isbn
9781611855395
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960191214
Label
The man who spoke Snakish, Andrus Kivirähk ; translated by Christopher Moseley
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Estonia in 2007 by Eesti Keele Sihtasutus under the title Mees, kes teadis ussisonu
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
000058838657
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
442 pages
Isbn
9781611855395
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960191214

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