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The Resource The colonel's wife : a novel, Rosa Liksom ; translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers

The colonel's wife : a novel, Rosa Liksom ; translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers

Label
The colonel's wife : a novel
Title
The colonel's wife
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rosa Liksom ; translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers
Title variation
colonels wife
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Contributor
Author
Translator
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fin
  • eng
Summary
"In the final twilit moments of her life, an elderly woman looks back on her years in the thrall of fascism and Nazism. Both her authoritarian tendencies and her ecstatic engagement with the natural world are vividly and terrifyingly evoked in The Colonel's Wife, an astonishing and brave novel that resonates painfully with our own strained political moment. At once complex and hideous, sexually liberated and sympathetic to the darkest of political movements, the narrator describes her childhood as the daughter of a member of the right-wing Finnish Whites before World War II, and the way she became involved with and eventually married the Colonel, who was thirty years her senior. During the war, he came and went as they fraternized with the Nazi elite and retreated together into the deepest northern wilds. As both the marriage and the war turn increasingly dark and destructive, Rosa Liksom renders a complex and unsavory character in a prose style that is striking in its paradoxical beauty. The Colonel's Wife is both a brilliant portrayal of an individual psychology and a stark warning about the perils of nationalism."--Provided by publisher
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Character
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10825366
Cataloging source
TOH
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Liksom, Rosa
Dewey number
894/.54133
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Finnish
Literary form
fiction
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Rogers, Lola
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True
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  • Women fascists
  • Military spouses
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Finland
  • Finland
Label
The colonel's wife : a novel, Rosa Liksom ; translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published as Everstinna in 2017 by Like Kustannus Oy, Helsinki"--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
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
152 pages
Isbn
9781644450086
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2019931355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1115007767
Label
The colonel's wife : a novel, Rosa Liksom ; translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published as Everstinna in 2017 by Like Kustannus Oy, Helsinki"--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
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
152 pages
Isbn
9781644450086
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2019931355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1115007767

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