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The Resource A small revolution in Germany, Philip Hensher

A small revolution in Germany, Philip Hensher

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A small revolution in Germany
Title
A small revolution in Germany
Statement of responsibility
Philip Hensher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Everyone remembers what it's like to be seventeen. The conversations you have; the ideas that burst on you; the kiss that transforms you. And then you grow up, and make a deal with adulthood. A Small Revolution in Germany is about that rapturous moment when ideas, and ideals, and passion crash over one boy's head. And what happens in the decades afterwards? When you see the overwhelming truth when you are seventeen, why should you ever abandon that truth? Spike is brought into a small, clever group of friends, bursting with a passion for ideas, and the wish to change the world. They smash up political meetings; they paint slogans on walls; they long for armed revolution; they argue, exuberantly, until dawn. In the years to follow, they all change their minds, and go into the world. They become writers, politicians, public figures. One of them becomes famous when she dies. They all change their minds, and make sensible compromises. Only Spike stays exactly as he is, going on with the burning desire for change, in the safe embrace of unconditional love. Alone from the old group, he is the only one who has achieved nothing, and who has never deviated from the impractical shining path of revolution he saw as a teenager. Thirty years on, photographs of the teenage group look like a bunch of celebrated individuals, with only one unknown face in it Spike."Publisher description
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Hensher, Philip
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenagers
  • Friendship
  • Radicalism
  • Adulthood
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
A small revolution in Germany, Philip Hensher
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780008323073
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2020007875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A small revolution in Germany, Philip Hensher
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780008323073
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2020007875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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