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The Resource In times of fading light : the story of a family, Eugen Ruge ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell

In times of fading light : the story of a family, Eugen Ruge ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell

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In times of fading light : the story of a family
Title
In times of fading light
Title remainder
the story of a family
Statement of responsibility
Eugen Ruge ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
This expansive family saga, set against the backdrop of the collapse of East German communism, begins in September 2001 as Alexander Umnitzer, who has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer, leaves behind his ailing father to fly to Mexico, where his grandparents lived as exiles in the 1940s. The novel then takes us both forward and back in time, creating a panoramic view of the family's history: from Alexander's grandparents' return to the German Democratic Republic to build the socialist state, to his father's decade spent in a gulag for criticizing the Soviet regime, to his son's desire to leave the political struggles of the twentieth century in the past. With wisdom, humor, and empathy, Eugen Ruge draws on his own family history as he brings to life the tragic intertwining of politics, love, and family under the East German regime.--From publisher description
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Visiting the Mexico region where his grandparents lived as exiles, a terminal cancer patient surveys his family's political history, from his grandparents' return to the GDR to help build a socialist state, to his father's decade spent in a gulag for criticizing the Soviet regime, to his son's desire to leave the political struggles of the 20th century in the past
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10181745
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Ruge, Eugen
Dewey number
833/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2718.U48
LC item number
I513 2013
Literary form
fiction
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Bell, Anthea
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True
Series statement
Lannan translation selection
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  • Families
  • Families
  • Germany (East)
  • Germany
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
In times of fading light : the story of a family, Eugen Ruge ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell
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Publication
Note
"Originally published under the title In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts"--Title page verso
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781555976439
Lccn
2013931482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 812252792
  • (OCoLC)812252792
Label
In times of fading light : the story of a family, Eugen Ruge ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell
Publication
Note
"Originally published under the title In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781555976439
Lccn
2013931482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 812252792
  • (OCoLC)812252792

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