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The Resource The Island : Three Tales, Gustaw Herling ; translated by Ronald Strom

The Island : Three Tales, Gustaw Herling ; translated by Ronald Strom

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The Island : Three Tales
Title
The Island
Title remainder
Three Tales
Statement of responsibility
Gustaw Herling ; translated by Ronald Strom
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Three stories set in an Italy of abysmal poverty and medieval superstition feature characters that use their wit and compassion to pull themselves out of bizarre situations.
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Herling, Gustaw
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Strom, Ronald
Summary expansion
One of the New York Times Books Review's Best Books of 1993"A writer of stylistic mastery and moral depth, who deserves to be placed among the best in any language." -Jaroslaw Anders, The Boston Sunday GlobeBest known for the unforgettable account of his experiences in a Russian slave-labor camp, A World Apart, Gustaw Herling was regarded by many as one of Poland's greatest prose writers of the 20th century. These three tales, all set in Italy, are intensely dramatic depictions of suffering, solitude, and mindless violence done to the spirit. The author's command of language is matched by an unblinking observation of his characters' stumbling progress toward salvation and a compassion that is limitless but never sentimental."Reading The Island . . . I felt an exhilaration that was like the exhilaration of that first moment of being touched and in some way shattered by great prose." - Edna O'Brien
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general
Label
The Island : Three Tales, Gustaw Herling ; translated by Ronald Strom
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0000351743
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780140232790
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Label
The Island : Three Tales, Gustaw Herling ; translated by Ronald Strom
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0000351743
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780140232790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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