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Author Vollmann, William T.

Title Europe central / William T. Vollmann.

Imprint New York : Viking, 2005.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    VOLLMANN,WIL    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC VOLLMANN,W    Available
Description 811 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 753-806).
Contents Steel in motion (Europe, 1939-1945) -- Saviors (USSR, 1918) -- Mobilization (Germany, 1914) -- Woman with a dead child (Germany, 1927) -- You have shut the Danube's gates (USSR, 1936) -- Elena's rockets (USSR, 1931) -- Maiden voyage (Germany, 1933-1939) -- When Parzival killed the red knight (Germany, 1934) -- Opus 40 (USSR, 1935) -- Operation Magic Fire (Germany, 1936) -- And I'd dry my salty hair (USSR, 1937) -- Case White (Germany, 1939) -- Operation Barbarossa (USSR, 1941) -- The Sleepwalker (Germany, 1936-1945) -- The palm tree of Deborah (USSR, 1906-1942) -- Untouched (Germany, 1939-1945) -- Far and wide my country stretches (USSR, 1936-1968) -- Breakout (USSR and Germany, 1942-1946) -- The last field-marshal (Germany and USSR, 1942-1957) -- Zoya (USSR, 1941) -- Clean hands (Germany, 1942-1945) -- The second front (USSR, 1943) -- Operation Citadel (USSR, 1943) -- The telephone rings (USSR, 1944) -- Ecstasy (USSR, 1945) -- Operation Hagen (Germany, 1945) -- Into the mountain (Germany, 1945) -- Denazification (Germany, 1945) -- Airlift idylls (West Germany, 1951) -- The red guillotine (East Germany, 1963) -- We'll never mention it again (USSR, 1959) -- Why we don't talk about Freya anymore (East Germany, 1960) -- Operation Wolund (USSR, 1961) -- Opus 110 (USSR, 1943-1975) -- A pianist from Kilgore (USSR, 1958) -- Lost victories (West Germany, 1962) -- The White Nights of Leningrad (USSR, 1941).
Summary Vollmann presents a mesmerizing series of intertwined paired stories that compare and contrast the moral decisions made by various figures (some famous, some infamous, some unknown) associated with the warring authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR from 1900-1968
Subject Germany -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Soviet Union -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
ISBN 0670033928 (acid-free paper) : $39.95
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