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The Resource Maybe Esther, Katja Petrowskaja ; translated from the German by Shelley Frisch

Maybe Esther, Katja Petrowskaja ; translated from the German by Shelley Frisch

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Maybe Esther
Title
Maybe Esther
Statement of responsibility
Katja Petrowskaja ; translated from the German by Shelley Frisch
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Katja Petrowskaja's family story is inextricably entangled with the history of twentieth-century Europe. There is her great-uncle, who shot a German diplomat in Moscow in 1932 and was sentenced to death. There is her Ukrainian grandfather, who disappeared during World War II and reappeared forty years later. And there is her great-grandmother - whose name may or may not have been Esther - who was too old and frail to leave Kiev when the Jews there were rounded up, and was killed by a Nazi outside her house. Taking the reader from Berlin to Warsaw, to Moscow, to Kiev, from Google searches, strange encounters and coincidences to archives, anecdotes and jokes, Katja Petrowskaja undertakes a journey in search of her own place in past and present, memory and history, languages and countries. The result is Maybe Esther - a singular, haunting, unforgettable work of literature
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1970-
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Petrowskaja, Katja
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from German
Literary form
non fiction
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Frisch, Shelley Laura
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  • Petrowskaja, Katja
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Jewish families
Target audience
adult
Label
Maybe Esther, Katja Petrowskaja ; translated from the German by Shelley Frisch
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Note
First published in Germany as Vielleicht Esther by Suhrkamp Verlag Berlin in 2014. English translation originally published: 2018
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
p2251239614
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 254 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008245313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Maybe Esther, Katja Petrowskaja ; translated from the German by Shelley Frisch
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Germany as Vielleicht Esther by Suhrkamp Verlag Berlin in 2014. English translation originally published: 2018
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
p2251239614
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 254 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008245313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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