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The Resource The glass room, Simon Mawer

The glass room, Simon Mawer

Label
The glass room
Title
The glass room
Statement of responsibility
Simon Mawer
Title variation
Affair
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cool. Balanced. Modern. The precisions of science, the wild variance of lust, the catharsis of confession and the fear of failure - these are things that happen in the Glass Room. High on a Czechoslovak hill, the Landauer House shines as a wonder of steel and glass and onyx built specially for newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer, a Jew married to a gentile. But the radiant honesty of 1930 that the house, with its unique Glass Room, seems to engender quickly tarnishes as the storm clouds of WW2 gather, and eventually the family must flee, accompanied by Viktor's lover and her child. But the house's story is far from over, and as it passes from hand to hand, from Czech to Russian, both the best and the worst of the history of Eastern Europe becomes somehow embodied and perhaps emboldened within the beautiful and austere surfaces and planes so carefully designed, until events come full-circle
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
326545
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mawer, Simon
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture, Modern
  • Dwellings
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Czechoslovakia
Label
The glass room, Simon Mawer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Other Press edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9781590513965
Isbn Type
(pbk. with flaps)
Lccn
2009039912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn445480988
  • OCoLC
Label
The glass room, Simon Mawer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Other Press edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9781590513965
Isbn Type
(pbk. with flaps)
Lccn
2009039912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn445480988
  • OCoLC

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