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The Resource Grand hotel, Vicki Baum ; translated by Basil Creighton ; with revisions by Margot Bettauer Dembo ; introduction by Noah Isenberg

Grand hotel, Vicki Baum ; translated by Basil Creighton ; with revisions by Margot Bettauer Dembo ; introduction by Noah Isenberg

Label
Grand hotel
Title
Grand hotel
Statement of responsibility
Vicki Baum ; translated by Basil Creighton ; with revisions by Margot Bettauer Dembo ; introduction by Noah Isenberg
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"A grand hotel in the center of 1920s Berlin serves as a microcosm of the modern world in Vicki Baum's celebrated novel, a Weimar-era bestseller that retains all its verve and luster today. Among the guests of the hotel is Dr. Otternschlag, a World War I veteran whose face has been sliced in half by a shell. Day after day he emerges to read the paper in the lobby, discreetly inquiring at the desk if the letter he's been awaiting for years has arrived. Then there is Grusinskaya, a great ballerina now fighting a losing battle not so much against age as against her fear of it, and Gaigern, a sleek professional thief, who may or may not be made for each other. Herr Preysing also checks in, the director of a family firm that isn't as flourishing as it appears, who would never imagine that Kringelein, his underling, a timorous petty clerk he's bullied for years, has also come to Berlin, determined to live at last now that he's received a medical death sentence. All these characters and more, with their secret fears and hopes, come together and come alive in the pages of Baum's delicious and disturbing masterpiece"--
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DLC
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1888-1960
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Baum, Vicki
Dewey number
833/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2603.A815
LC item number
M413 2016
Literary form
fiction
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  • Creighton, Basil
  • Dembo, Margot Bettauer
  • Isenberg, Noah
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Hotels
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
Grand hotel, Vicki Baum ; translated by Basil Creighton ; with revisions by Margot Bettauer Dembo ; introduction by Noah Isenberg
Link
9781590179673.jpg
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Publication
Note
"Originally published as Menschen im Hotel in Berlin in 1929"--page vii
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1662494
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9781590179673
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015037856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1662494
  • (Sirsi) 1662494
  • (OCoLC)925426515
Label
Grand hotel, Vicki Baum ; translated by Basil Creighton ; with revisions by Margot Bettauer Dembo ; introduction by Noah Isenberg
Link
9781590179673.jpg
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Menschen im Hotel in Berlin in 1929"--page vii
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1662494
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9781590179673
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015037856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1662494
  • (Sirsi) 1662494
  • (OCoLC)925426515

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