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Author Rezzori, Gregor von

Common Titl Hermelin in Tschernopol. English
Title An ermine in Czernopol / Gregor von Rezzori ; translated from the German by Philip Boehm ; introduction by Daniel Kehlmann

Publ Info New York : New York Review Books, [2011]
New York : New York Review Books, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  PT2635.E98 H413 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 380 pages ; 21 cm
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text rdacontent
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Series New York Review Books classics
Note Includes bibliographical references
"Set just after World War I, An Ermine in Czernopol centers on the tragicomic fate of Tildy, an erstwhile officer in the army of the now-defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire, determined to defend the virtue of his cheating wife at any cost. Rezzori surrounds Tildy with a host of fantastic characters, engaging us in a kaleidoscopic experience of a city where nothing is as it appears--a city of discordant voices, of wild ugliness and heartbreaking disappointment, in which, however, 'laughter was everywhere, part of the air we breathed, a crackling tension in the atmosphere, always ready to erupt in showers of sparks or discharge itself in thunderous peals.'"--P. [4] of cover
LC subject Austria -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Add Author Boehm, Philip
ISBN 1590173414 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781590173411 (pbk. : alk. paper)