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The Resource War and turpentine : a novel, Stefan Hertmans ; translated by David McKay

War and turpentine : a novel, Stefan Hertmans ; translated by David McKay

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War and turpentine : a novel
Title
War and turpentine
Title remainder
a novel
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Stefan Hertmans ; translated by David McKay
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Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"In this vivid and masterful novel, a Flemish man reconstructs his grandfather's story--his life, loves, and art, all disrupted by the first World War--from the unflinching notebooks he left behind. Short Description War and Turpentine centers on two men distanced by time: a religious painter whose life is changed forever by World War One; and his grandson, a writer reckoning with his grandfather's story. The life of Urbain Martien--artist, soldier, survivor of the incomprehensible--lies contained in two notebooks written before his death in 1981. His grandson, a writer, imagines his way into the locked chambers of Urbain's memory: retouching church paintings as a boy, dodging death in an iron foundry, and, ultimately, fighting the war that altered the course of human history. There is Urbain's father, the lowly church painter; Urbain's wife, Gabrielle, his true love's sister; and Urbain's canvas, the ever-present reminder of the artist he wanted to be and the soldier he was forced to become. Wrestling with this story, the narrator straddles past and present, searching for a place in both. As artfully rendered as a Renaissance fresco, War and Turpentine paints the extraordinary story of one man's life and the echo of its impact resounding through the generations. Translated from the Dutch by David McKay"--
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Hertmans, Stefan
Dewey number
839.313/64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT6466.18.E76
LC item number
O5713 2016
Literary form
fiction
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1973-
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McKay, David
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  • Grandfathers
  • Grandsons
  • Life change events
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
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War and turpentine : a novel, Stefan Hertmans ; translated by David McKay
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Note
Previously published in Dutch as Oorlog en terpentijn (Amsterdam : De Bezige Bij, 2013); English translation originally published by Harvill Secker in 2016, in London,
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1655673
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781101872116
Lccn
2015041100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1655673
  • (OCoLC)929917330
Label
War and turpentine : a novel, Stefan Hertmans ; translated by David McKay
Link
9781101874028.jpg
Publication
Note
Previously published in Dutch as Oorlog en terpentijn (Amsterdam : De Bezige Bij, 2013); English translation originally published by Harvill Secker in 2016, in London,
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
1655673
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781101872116
Lccn
2015041100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1655673
  • (OCoLC)929917330

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