The Resource The man who saw everything, Deborah Levy

The man who saw everything, Deborah Levy

Label
The man who saw everything
Title
The man who saw everything
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Levy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An electrifying and audacious novel about beauty, envy, and carelessness by Deborah Levy, two-time Man Booker Prize finalist. It is 1988 and Saul Adler, a narcissistic young historian, has been invited to Communist East Berlin to do research; in exchange, he must publish a favorable essay about the German Democratic Republic. As a gift for his translator's sister, a Beatles fanatic who will be his host, Saul's girlfriend will shoot a photograph of him standing in the crosswalk on Abbey Road, an homage to the famous album cover. As he waits for her to arrive, he is grazed by an oncoming car, which changes the trajectory of his life--and this story of good intentions and reckless actions. The Man Who Saw Everything is about the difficulty of seeing ourselves and others clearly. It greets the specters that come back to haunt old and new love, previous and current incarnations of Europe, conscious and unconscious transgressions, and real and imagined betrayals, while investigating the cyclic nature of history and its reinvention by people in power. Here, Levy traverses the vast reaches of the human imagination while artfully blurring sexual and political binaries--feminine and masculine, East and West, past and present--to reveal the full spectrum of our world
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levy, Deborah
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6062.E9255
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historians
  • Narcissists
  • Traffic accident victims
  • Life change events
  • Britons
  • Research
  • Betrayal
  • Memory
  • Germany (East)
Label
The man who saw everything, Deborah Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780241268025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1097182665
  • (OCoLC)1097182665
Label
The man who saw everything, Deborah Levy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780241268025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1097182665
  • (OCoLC)1097182665

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