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To die in spring
(Large Print)

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Contributors:
Whiteside, Shaun translator.
Published:
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
Format:
Large Print
Edition:
Large print edition.
Physical Desc:
289 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Status:
Crofton Library - Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction
FICTION (R)
Glen Burnie Library - Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction
FICTION (R)
Description

The lunacy of the final months of World War II, as experienced by a young German soldier

Distant, silent, often drunk, Walter Urban is a difficult man to have as a father. But his son--the narrator of this slim, harrowing novel--is curious about Walter's experiences during World War II, and so makes him a present of a blank notebook in which to write down his memories. Walter dies, however, leaving nothing but the barest skeleton of a story on those pages, leading his son to fill in the gaps himself, rightly or wrongly, with what he can piece together of his father's early life.

This, then, is the story of Walter and his dangerously outspoken friend Friedrich Caroli, seventeen-year-old trainee milkers on a dairy farm in northern Germany who are tricked into volunteering for the army during the spring of 1945: the last, and in many ways the worst, months of the war. The men are driven to the point of madness by what they experience, and when Friedrich finally deserts his post, Walter is forced to do the unthinkable.

Told in a remarkable impressionistic voice, focusing on the tiny details and moments of grotesque beauty that flower even in the most desperate situations, Ralf Rothmann's To Die in Spring "ushers in the post- G nter] Grass era with enormous power" ( Die Zeit ).

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Street Date:
1802
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781432847579, 1432847570

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Description
Distant, silent, often drunk, Walter Urban is a difficult man to have as a father. But his son--the narrator of this slim, harrowing novel--is curious about Walter's experiences during World War II, and so makes him a present of a blank notebook in which to write down his memories. Walter dies, however, leaving nothing but the barest skeleton of a story on those pages, leading his son to fill in the gaps himself, rightly or wrongly, with what he can piece together of his father's early life. This, then, is the story of Walter and his dangerously outspoken friend Friedrich Caroli, seventeen-year-old trainee milkers on a dairy farm in northern Germany who are tricked into volunteering for the army during the spring of 1945: the last, and in many ways the worst, months of the war. The men are driven to the point of madness by what they experience, and when Friedrich finally deserts his post, Walter is forced to do the unthinkable. Told in a remarkable impressionistic voice, focusing on the tiny details and moments of grotesque beauty that flower even in the most desperate situations, Ralf Rothmann's To Die in Spring "ushers in the post-[Günter] Grass era with enormous power" (Die Zeit).
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APA Citation (style guide)

Rothmann, R., & Whiteside, S. (2018). To die in spring. Large print edition. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rothmann, Ralf and Shaun Whiteside. 2018. To Die in Spring. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Rothmann, Ralf and Shaun Whiteside, To Die in Spring. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Rothmann, Ralf,, and Shaun Whiteside. To Die in Spring. Large print edition. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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