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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

Label
War and turpentine : a novel
Title
War and turpentine
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Hertmans ; translated by David McKay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
In this vivid and masterful novel, a Flemish man reconstructs his grandfather's story--his life, loves, and art, all disrupted by the first World War--from the unflinching notebooks he left behind. Short Description War and Turpentine centers on two men distanced by time: a religious painter whose life is changed forever by World War One; and his grandson, a writer reckoning with his grandfather's story. The life of Urbain Martien--artist, soldier, survivor of the incomprehensible--lies contained in two notebooks written before his death in 1981. His grandson, a writer, imagines his way into the locked chambers of Urbain's memory: retouching church paintings as a boy, dodging death in an iron foundry, and, ultimately, fighting the war that altered the course of human history. There is Urbain's father, the lowly church painter; Urbain's wife, Gabrielle, his true love's sister; and Urbain's canvas, the ever-present reminder of the artist he wanted to be and the soldier he was forced to become. Wrestling with this story, the narrator straddles past and present, searching for a place in both. As artfully rendered as a Renaissance fresco, War and Turpentine paints the extraordinary story of one man's life and the echo of its impact resounding through the generations
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hertmans, Stefan
Dewey number
839.313/64
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
LC call number
PT6466.18.E76
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art
  • Grandfathers
  • Grandsons
  • Life change events
  • Memory
  • Painting
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Belgium
Label
War and turpentine : a novel, Stefan Hertmans ; translated by David McKay
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=2585002
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,
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101874035
Lccn
2015051008
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0A6D7FFE-39C4-4C60-891F-1EB06D66FD46
System control number
  • ocn933560458
  • (OCoLC)933560458
Label
War and turpentine : a novel, Stefan Hertmans ; translated by David McKay
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=2585002
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,
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101874035
Lccn
2015051008
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0A6D7FFE-39C4-4C60-891F-1EB06D66FD46
System control number
  • ocn933560458
  • (OCoLC)933560458

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