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The Resource The New Sorrows of Young W., Ulrich Plenzdorf ; translated from the German by Romy Fursland

The New Sorrows of Young W., Ulrich Plenzdorf ; translated from the German by Romy Fursland

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The New Sorrows of Young W.
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The New Sorrows of Young W.
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Ulrich Plenzdorf ; translated from the German by Romy Fursland
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Edgar Wibeau, seventeen years old, has died on Christmas Eve in an unfortunate accident involving electricity. His father, who left the family when Edgard was five, interrogates those close to him, to find out what exactly happened - and who his son really was. Helpfully for the reader, Edgar himself punctuates the father's conversations with his mother, best friend Willi, and Charlie, the woman with whom Edgar was unhappily in love, to give us his version of events from beyond the grave - and a story magically reminiscent of Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther and Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye unfolds before our eyes. Originally conceived as a screenplay, Plenzdorf's modern classic was first published in East Germany in 1973. A satire about the cultural and social limits of the GDR, it has long been a set text in German schools, and its critical and popular success remains unabated
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10456834
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YDXCP
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1934-2007
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Plenzdorf, Ulrich
Dewey number
833.9/14
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Fursland, Romy
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True
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  • Mental illness
  • Teenage boys
  • Germany (East)
Label
The New Sorrows of Young W., Ulrich Plenzdorf ; translated from the German by Romy Fursland
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17 cm.
Extent
139 pages
Isbn
9781782270942
Isbn Type
(softcover)
System control number
(OCoLC)896495314
Label
The New Sorrows of Young W., Ulrich Plenzdorf ; translated from the German by Romy Fursland
Publication
Copyright
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
139 pages
Isbn
9781782270942
Isbn Type
(softcover)
System control number
(OCoLC)896495314

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