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The Resource Life goes on, Hans Keilson ; translated from the German by Damion Searls

Life goes on, Hans Keilson ; translated from the German by Damion Searls

Label
Life goes on
Title
Life goes on
Statement of responsibility
Hans Keilson ; translated from the German by Damion Searls
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Hans Keilson{8217}s literary debut, an extraordinary autobiographical novel that paints a dark yet illuminating portrait of Germany between the world wars. It is the story of Herr Seldersen{8212}a Jewish store owner modeled on Keilson{8217}s father, a textile merchant and decorated World War I veteran{8212}along with his wife and son, Albrecht, and the troubles they encounter as the German economy collapses and politics turn rancid. The Seldersens have a small clothing shop, which they have owned for 25 years. Now the economy is awful and business extremely slow. Their solemn and studious son, Albrecht, is 16. Albrecht's friend, Fritz, is the opposite: physically strong, a fine athlete with an outgoing personality; his father, a plumber, has been working since the age of 14. Both Fritz's parents and Albrechts are determined that their sons have everything needed for a brilliant future. But the future is in doubt for just about everyone. Hundreds of workers at a local factory lose their jobs because of a fire. The economy is dreadful not just locally but everywhere. Debt and worry take a heavy toll on the Seldersens, and they, like the others around them, feel an overwhelming sense of shame. Meanwhile, Albrecht goes off to university in Berlin while Fritz grows increasingly despairing as he tries to find his way among the diminished opportunities around him in an atmosphere where there was powerful, deadly exhaustion in the air
Member of
Dewey number
833/.912
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
  • PT2621.E24
  • PT2621.E24
Literary form
novels
Label
Life goes on, Hans Keilson ; translated from the German by Damion Searls
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Control code
sky247184524
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
265 p.
Isbn
9780374191955
Lccn
2012012326
Label
Life goes on, Hans Keilson ; translated from the German by Damion Searls
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Control code
sky247184524
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
265 p.
Isbn
9780374191955
Lccn
2012012326

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