The Resource War and turpentine : a novel, Stefan Hertmans ; translated by David McKay

War and turpentine : a novel, Stefan Hertmans ; translated by David McKay

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War and turpentine : a novel
Title
War and turpentine
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Hertmans ; translated by David McKay
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"A novel about a Flemish man who reconstructs his grandfather's story--his hopes, loves, and art, all disrupted by the First World War--from the unflinching notebooks he filled with pieces of his life. The life of Urbain Martien--artist, soldier, survivor of World War I--lies contained in two notebooks he left behind when he died in 1981. His grandson, a writer, retells his story, the notebooks giving him the impetus to imagine his way into the locked chambers of Urbain's memory. He vividly recounts a whole life: Urbain as the child of a lowly church painter, retouching his father's work; dodging death in a foundry; fighting in the war that altered the course of history; marrying the sister of the woman he truly loved; haunted by an ever-present reminder of the artist he had hoped to be and the soldier he was forced to become. Wrestling with this story, Urbain's grandson straddles past and present, searching for a way to understand his own part in both. As artfully rendered as a Renaissance fresco, War and Turpentine paints an extraordinary portrait of one man's life and reveals how that life echoed down through the generations. (With black-and-white illustrations throughout.)"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hertmans, Stefan
Dewey number
839.313/64
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
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McKay, David
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  • Grandfathers
  • Grandsons
  • Life change events
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Grandfathers
  • Grandsons
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Life change events
  • FICTION / Historical
Label
War and turpentine : a novel, Stefan Hertmans ; translated by David McKay
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published in Dutch as Oorlog en terpentijn (Amsterdam : De Bezige Bij, 2013); English translation originally published by Harvill Secker in 2016, in London,
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn929917330
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781101874028
Lccn
2015041100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o929917330
  • (OCoLC)929917330
Label
War and turpentine : a novel, Stefan Hertmans ; translated by David McKay
Publication
Note
Previously published in Dutch as Oorlog en terpentijn (Amsterdam : De Bezige Bij, 2013); English translation originally published by Harvill Secker in 2016, in London,
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn929917330
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781101874028
Lccn
2015041100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o929917330
  • (OCoLC)929917330

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