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The Resource Morenga, Uwe Timm ; translated from the German by Breon Mitchell

Morenga, Uwe Timm ; translated from the German by Breon Mitchell

Label
Morenga
Title
Morenga
Statement of responsibility
Uwe Timm ; translated from the German by Breon Mitchell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Morenga engages the mind on many levels - historical, political, philosophical, human. Set in German West South Africa in the first decade of the twentieth century, the novel recounts the conflict between the colonial German empire and the rebellious Africans of the Hottentot and Herero tribes led by the legendary Morenga. A daring and brilliant military tactician referred to as the "Herero Bastard," he was fluent in several languages and by all reports a man of compassion, intelligence, and integrity determined to lead his people towards freedom." "Morenga is a fascinating story and Timm tells it with an ingenious mix of fact and fiction. Central to the narrative is Gottschalk, an engaging fictional military veterinarian who keeps a diary which blends excerpts from actual historic sources with gripping accounts of everyday life and military excursions. The parallels between events of Germany's colonial period and the undertakings of the soon to arrive Third Reich (with its expansion of the themes of racial inferiority and the untermensch) are drawn with a brilliant subtlety. Morenga is an intriguing novel of scope and significance and it has been well served by Breon Mitchell's fine translation."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2682.I39
LC item number
M613 2011
Literary form
novels
Label
Morenga, Uwe Timm ; translated from the German by Breon Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A New Directions Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky271426194
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
340 p.
Isbn
9780811216265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
a2108681
Label
Morenga, Uwe Timm ; translated from the German by Breon Mitchell
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A New Directions Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky271426194
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
340 p.
Isbn
9780811216265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
a2108681

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