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The Resource Every man dies alone, Hans Fallada ; translated by Michael Hofmann, with an afterword by Geoff Wilkes

Every man dies alone, Hans Fallada ; translated by Michael Hofmann, with an afterword by Geoff Wilkes

Label
Every man dies alone
Title
Every man dies alone
Statement of responsibility
Hans Fallada ; translated by Michael Hofmann, with an afterword by Geoff Wilkes
Title variation
Alone in Berlin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
This disturbing novel, written in 24 days by a German writer who died in 1947, is inspired by the true story of Otto and Elise Hampel, who scattered postcards advocating civil disobedience throughout war-time Nazi-controlled Berlin. Their fictional counterparts, Otto and Anna Quangel, distribute cards during the war bearing antifascist exhortations and daydream that their work is being passed from person to person, stirring rebellion, but, in fact, almost every card is immediately turned over to authorities. Fallada aptly depicts the paralyzing fear that dominated Hitler's Germany, when decisions that previously would have seemed insignificant<U+2014>whether to utter a complaint or mourn one's deceased child publicly<U+2014>can lead to torture and death at the hands of the Gestapo. From the Quangels to a postal worker who quits the Nazi party when she learns that her son committed atrocities and a prison chaplain who smuggles messages to inmates, resistance is measured in subtle but dangerous individual stands. This isn't a novel about bold cells of defiant guerrillas but about a world in which heroism is defined as personal refusal to be corrupted
Member of
Summary
Tells the story of a working-class German couple who lose their son to war and begin to a small resistance against Nazi power
Theme
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2009
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
304608
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1893-1947
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fallada, Hans
Dewey number
833/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2607.I6
LC item number
J413 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957 August 25-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hofmann, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Germany
  • Nazis
  • Anti-Nazi movement
Target audience
adult
Label
Every man dies alone, Hans Fallada ; translated by Michael Hofmann, with an afterword by Geoff Wilkes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in German as Jeder stirbt für sich allein. Berlin : Aufbau, 1947
  • Map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
543 pages
Isbn
9781933633633
Lccn
2008027489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 216937016
  • (OCoLC)216937016
Label
Every man dies alone, Hans Fallada ; translated by Michael Hofmann, with an afterword by Geoff Wilkes
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in German as Jeder stirbt für sich allein. Berlin : Aufbau, 1947
  • Map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
543 pages
Isbn
9781933633633
Lccn
2008027489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 216937016
  • (OCoLC)216937016

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