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The Resource Crabwalk, by Günter Grass ; translated from the German by Krishna Winston

Crabwalk, by Günter Grass ; translated from the German by Krishna Winston

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Crabwalk
Title
Crabwalk
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by Günter Grass ; translated from the German by Krishna Winston
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
The author of the Tin Drum takes on the worst maritime disaster in history, the sinking of a German cruise ship packed with refugees by a Soviet sub, a disaster that killed nine thousand people. Gunter Grass has been wrestling with Germany's past for decades now, but no book since The Tin Drum has generated as much excitement as this engrossing account of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. A German cruise ship turned refugee carrier, it was attacked by a Soviet submarine in January 1945. Some 9,000 people went down in the Baltic Sea, making it the deadliest maritime disaster of all time. Born to an unwed mother on a lifeboat the night of the attack, Paul Pokriefke is a middle-aged journalist trying to piece together the tragic events. While his mother sees her whole existence in terms of that calamitous moment, Paul wishes their life could have been less touched by the past. For his teenage son, who dabbles in the dark, far-right corners of the Internet, the Gustloff embodies the denial of Germany's wartime suffering. "Scuttling backward to move forward," Crabwalk is at once a captivating tale of a tragedy at sea and a fearless examination of the ways different generations of Germans now view their past. Winner of the Nobel Prize
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DLC
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1927-2015
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Grass, Günter
Dewey number
833/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2613.R338
LC item number
I413 2002
Literary form
non fiction
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Winston, Krishna
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Germany
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Crabwalk, by Günter Grass ; translated from the German by Krishna Winston
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p. cm.
Isbn
9780151007646
Lccn
2002013205
Label
Crabwalk, by Günter Grass ; translated from the German by Krishna Winston
Publication
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780151007646
Lccn
2002013205
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