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The Resource Castle Gripsholm, Kurt Tucholsky ; translated from the German and with an introduction by Michael Hofmann

Castle Gripsholm, Kurt Tucholsky ; translated from the German and with an introduction by Michael Hofmann

Label
Castle Gripsholm
Title
Castle Gripsholm
Statement of responsibility
Kurt Tucholsky ; translated from the German and with an introduction by Michael Hofmann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Castle Gripsholm, the best and most beloved work by Kurt Tucholsky, is a short novel about an enchanted summer holiday. It begins with an assignment: Tucholsky's publisher wants him to write something light and funny, otherwise about whatever Tucholsky wants. A deal is struck and the story is off: about Peter, a writer; his girlfriend, known as the Princess; and a summer vacation far from the hurly-burly of Berlin. Peter and the Princess have rented a small house attached to a historic castle in Sweden, and they have five weeks of long days and white nights at their disposal; five weeks for swimming and walking and sex and talking and visits with Peter's buddy Karlchen and with Billy, the Princess's best friend. It is perfect, until they meet a weeping girl fleeing the cruel headmistress of a home for children. The vacationers decide they must free the girl and send her back to her mother in Switzerland, which brings about an encounter with authority that casts a worrying shadow over their radiant summer idyll. Soon they must return to Germany. What kind of fairy tale are they living in?
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1890-1935
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tucholsky, Kurt
Dewey number
833/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2642.U4
LC item number
S313 2019
Literary form
novels
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • Vacations
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Girls
  • Group homes for children
  • Child welfare
  • Rescues
  • Sweden
  • Germany
Label
Castle Gripsholm, Kurt Tucholsky ; translated from the German and with an introduction by Michael Hofmann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Publication date from publisher's website
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781681373348
Lccn
2018035291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1048058820
  • (OCoLC)1048058820
Label
Castle Gripsholm, Kurt Tucholsky ; translated from the German and with an introduction by Michael Hofmann
Publication
Copyright
Note
Publication date from publisher's website
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781681373348
Lccn
2018035291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1048058820
  • (OCoLC)1048058820

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