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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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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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Hertmans, Stefan
Dewey number
839.313/64
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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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
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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,
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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
  • 1220963
  • (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
  • 1220963
  • (Sirsi) o929917330
  • (OCoLC)929917330

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