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Morbus Kitahara [Paperback]

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Morbus Kitahara by Christoph Ransmayr

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Pages   439
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.48" Width: 4.72" Height: 1.02"
Weight:   0.71 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH
ISBN  3596137829  
ISBN13  9783596137824  

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Christoph Ransmayr currently resides in Dublin. Christoph Ransmayr was born in 1954.

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1Books > Foreign Language Books > German > All German Books
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > German
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Untranslated > German

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Highly interesting fiction about post WWII-Austria  Mar 24, 2000
The setting of this book is in a small village in a country like Austria. The victorious countries after a big war don't want to rebuild this country, but totally destroy it. In post WWII times an american General had those plans for real, in the book it is described, what could have happened. The village is strapped from anything what could be described as modern infrastructure. The railway is being closed, there are no factories anymore and the people are not allowed to have contact to other parts of the former country. Bering, the main character is interested in birds and iron machinery. Therefore he becomes the driver of Ambras, the survivor of the KZ close to the little village. He is the only one who is allowed to own a car, because he is some kind of a mayor of the village. The story is compelling, but not the important thing about this book. The best about the book is the language, which stands in the tradition of Musil, Zweig or Lenz but also brings up new, interesting and fitting phrases. The way he describes scenes like the every year returning "show" of playing KZ to remind the inhabitants of the village of the dreadful past is phantastic. Literature does'nt have to be boring, Ransmayer is proof for it.

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