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The Resource War and turpentine, by Stefan Hertmans; translated from the Dutch by David McKay

War and turpentine, by Stefan Hertmans; translated from the Dutch by David McKay

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War and turpentine
Title
War and turpentine
Statement of responsibility
by Stefan Hertmans; translated from the Dutch by David McKay
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
Shortly before his death in 1981, Stefan Hertmans' grandfather gave him a couple of filled exercise books. Stories he'd heard as a child had led Hertmans to suspect that their contents might be disturbing, and for years he didn't dare to open them. When he finally did, he discovered unexpected secrets. His grandfather's life was marked by years of childhood poverty in late-nineteenth-century Belgium, by horrific experiences on the frontlines during the First World War and by the loss of the young love of his life. He sublimated his grief in the silence of painting. Drawing on these diary entries, his childhood memories and the stories told within Urbain's paintings, Hertmans has produced a poetic novelisation of his grandfather's story, brought to life with great imaginative power and vivid detail. War and Turpentine is an enthralling search for a life that coincided with the tragedy of a century - and a posthumous, almost mythical attempt to give that life a voice at last
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Cataloging source
AU@
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Hertmans, Stefan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
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McKay, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grandfathers
  • Grandsons
  • Life change events
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
general
Label
War and turpentine, by Stefan Hertmans; translated from the Dutch by David McKay
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published with the title Oorlog en terpentijn in the Netherlands by De Bezige Bij in 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057315272
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781925240207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)948291688
Label
War and turpentine, by Stefan Hertmans; translated from the Dutch by David McKay
Publication
Note
First published with the title Oorlog en terpentijn in the Netherlands by De Bezige Bij in 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057315272
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781925240207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)948291688

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