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The Resource Prodigies : a novel, Angélica Gorodischer ; translated by Sue Burke

Prodigies : a novel, Angélica Gorodischer ; translated by Sue Burke

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Prodigies : a novel
Title
Prodigies
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Angélica Gorodischer ; translated by Sue Burke
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Contributor
Translator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Prodigies explores the story of the poet Novalis's birthplace in the German town of Weissenfels after it is converted into a boarding house. Moving, subtle, and full of wit, irony, and dreams, this novel fills the house with the women who lived there throughout the nineteenth century, and across the flow of history constructs the secret drama of their destinies. Praise for Prodigies: "Gorodischer's rhythmic and transparent prose reveals the violence underlying bourgeois respectability. Prodigies is both incisive and incantatory."--Sofia Samatar, author of A Stranger in Olondria "Prodigies, which she considers to be her best novel. takes place in Germany in the home of the poet Novalis after his death, and is a humorous and ironic portrayal of the women who passed through that home."--Women and Power in Argentinean Literature Ange;lica Gorodischer was born in Buenos Aires in 1928 and has lived in Rosario since 1936. She has published many novels and short story collections including Kalpa Imperial, Mango Juice, and Trafalgar, as well as a memoir, History of My Mother. Her work has been translated into many languages and her translators include Ursula K. Le Guin and Alberto Manguel. With certain self-satisfaction she claims she has never written plays or poems, not even at sixteen when everybody writes poems, especially on unrequited love. She received two Fulbright awards as well as many literary awards around the world, including a 2014 Konex Special Mention Award"--
  • "An enchanting incantatory novel of the women whose lives pass through a nineteenth century boarding house. Moving, subtle, and dreamlike"--
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DLC
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7798.17.O73
LC item number
P7613 2015
Literary form
fiction
Label
Prodigies : a novel, Angélica Gorodischer ; translated by Sue Burke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
English translation of: Prodigios
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904942630
Edition
Paperback ; First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781618730992
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015010357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)904942630
Label
Prodigies : a novel, Angélica Gorodischer ; translated by Sue Burke
Publication
Note
English translation of: Prodigios
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904942630
Edition
Paperback ; First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781618730992
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015010357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)904942630

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