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The Resource The chosen ones : a novel, Steve Sem-Sandberg ; translated by Anna Paterson

The chosen ones : a novel, Steve Sem-Sandberg ; translated by Anna Paterson

Label
The chosen ones : a novel
Title
The chosen ones
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Steve Sem-Sandberg ; translated by Anna Paterson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
  • "The Am Spiegelgrund clinic, in glittering Vienna, masqueraded as a well-intentioned reform school for wayward boys and girls and a home for chronically ill children. The reality, however, was very different: in the wake of Germany's annexation of Austria on the eve of World War II, its doctors, nurses, and teachers created a monstrous parody of the institution's benign-sounding brief. The Nazi regime's euthanasia program would come to determine the fate of many of the clinic's inhabitants. Through the eyes of a child inmate, Adrian Ziegler, and a nurse, Anna Katschenka, Steve Sem-Sandberg, the author of the award-winning The Emperor of Lies, explores the very meaning of survival. An absorbing, emotionally overwhelming novel, rich in incident and character, The Chosen Ones is obliquely illuminated by the author's sharp sense of the absurd. Passionately serious, meticulously researched, and deeply profound, this extraordinary and dramatic novel bears witness to oppression and injustice, and offers invaluable and necessary insight into an intolerable chapter in Austria's past"--
  • "One of Europe's most revered novelists recounts a terrible, forgotten incident in Nazi-era Vienna"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sem-Sandberg, Steve
Dewey number
839.73/74
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9876.29.E47
LC item number
U8813 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Paterson, Anna
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spiegelgrund (Children's institution)
  • Children
  • Children
  • Euthanasia
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • FICTION
Label
The chosen ones : a novel, Steve Sem-Sandberg ; translated by Anna Paterson
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/805/9780374122805/image/lgcover.9780374122805.jpg
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in Swedish in 2014 by Albert Bonniers Förlag, Sweden, as De utvalda. English translation originally published in 2016 by Faber and Faber Ltd., Great Britain"--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
1655720
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
558 pages
Isbn
9780374122805
Lccn
2015042554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1655720
  • (Sirsi) 1655720
  • (OCoLC)918994990
Label
The chosen ones : a novel, Steve Sem-Sandberg ; translated by Anna Paterson
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/805/9780374122805/image/lgcover.9780374122805.jpg
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Swedish in 2014 by Albert Bonniers Förlag, Sweden, as De utvalda. English translation originally published in 2016 by Faber and Faber Ltd., Great Britain"--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
1655720
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
558 pages
Isbn
9780374122805
Lccn
2015042554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1655720
  • (Sirsi) 1655720
  • (OCoLC)918994990

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