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The Resource Stella, Takis Würger ; translated from the German by Liesl Schillinger

Stella, Takis Würger ; translated from the German by Liesl Schillinger

Label
Stella
Title
Stella
Statement of responsibility
Takis Würger ; translated from the German by Liesl Schillinger
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"In 1942, Friedrich, an even-keeled but unworldly young man, arrives in Berlin from bucolic Switzerland with dreams of becoming an artist. At a life drawing class, he is hypnotized by the beautiful model, Kristin, who soon becomes his energetic yet enigmatic guide to the bustling and cosmopolitan city, escorting him to underground jazz clubs where they drink cognac, dance, and kiss. The war feels far away to Friedrich, who falls in love with Kristin as they spend time together in his rooms at the Grand Hotel, but as the months pass, the mood in the city darkens as the Nazis tighten their hold on Berlin, terrorizing any who are deemed foes of the Reich. One day, Kristin comes back to Friedrich's rooms in tears, battered and bruised. She tells him that her real name is Stella, and that she is Jewish, passing for Aryan. More disturbing still, she has troubling connections with the Gestapo that Friedrich does not fully understand. As Friedrich confronts Stella's unimaginable choices, he finds himself woefully unprepared for the history he is living through. Based in part on a real historical character, Stella sets a tortured love story against the backdrop of wartime Berlin, and powerfully explores questions of naiveté, young love, betrayal, and the horrors of history"--
Member of
Writing style
Assigning source
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10938557
Cataloging source
  • DLC
  • DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Würger, Takis
Dewey number
833/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2725.U67
LC item number
S8413 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schillinger, Liesl
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goldschlag, Stella
  • Germany
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Artists
  • Jews
  • Nazis
  • Germany
  • Berlin (Germany)
Target audience
adult
Label
Stella, Takis Würger ; translated from the German by Liesl Schillinger
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Parts of this story are true. The text in italics contains excerpts from testimony used in a court trial held in Berlin. The original documents are located in the Berlin State Archive."-- Title page verso
  • "First published in the German language by Carl Hanser Verlag in 2019."-- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1190825005
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780802149176
Lccn
2020049191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1190825005
Label
Stella, Takis Würger ; translated from the German by Liesl Schillinger
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Parts of this story are true. The text in italics contains excerpts from testimony used in a court trial held in Berlin. The original documents are located in the Berlin State Archive."-- Title page verso
  • "First published in the German language by Carl Hanser Verlag in 2019."-- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1190825005
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780802149176
Lccn
2020049191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1190825005

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