The Resource Ikarien : Roman, Uwe Timm

Ikarien : Roman, Uwe Timm

Label
Ikarien : Roman
Title
Ikarien
Title remainder
Roman
Statement of responsibility
Uwe Timm
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
ger
Summary
A multi-layered and engaging novel by one of Germany's most important contemporary novelists and a fascinating journey into German post-war history. Like in Am Beispiel meines Bruders Timm takes real life characters like Alfred Ploetz - who coined the term "racial hygiene" - and asks big questions about the quest for alternatives to the status quo while at the same time painting a vivid picture of a country destroyed by war and an inhuman ideology and telling a moving story of a young man at the beginning of his life.
Assigning source
Publisher's web site
Cataloging source
OHX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Timm, Uwe
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PT2682.I39
  • PT2682.I39
LC item number
  • I53 2017
  • I33 2017
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Americans
  • Ploetz, Alfred J
  • Icarian movement
Summary expansion
Germany, late April 1945: The American officer Michael Hansen, 25, returns to the land of his birth and accepts an assignment from the secret services: to find out what role the eugenicist Professor Ploetz played in the Nazi regime. While the war continues to rage regionally, Hansen takes up quarters on the Ammersee in Bavaria. In an antiquarian bookshop, he meets the dissident Wagner, an early companion of the scientist. Wagner tells him the story of their friendship, which began in Breslau at the end of the 19th century and took the two students, via Zurich, all the way to America - and right into the middle of the debate about the best social order: socialism according to Marx versus the utopian project of the community of Icarians, founded by the French revolutionary Étienne Cabet in America. Through Wagner's autobiographical confessions, Hansen discovers the Faustian pact that the racial hygienist Ploetz made with the Nazis and the very different fate that met the antiquarian because of his position of resistance. Hansen's journey through the materially and morally decimated country allows him to witness the dawn of a new era that would shape German history. At the same time, it turns into an éducation sentimentale, with Hansen also learning some lessons about love. --
Label
Ikarien : Roman, Uwe Timm
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Historical novel
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-505)
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
Edition
1. Auflage.
Extent
505 pages
Isbn
9783462050486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
9783462050486
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1003285892
  • (OCoLC)on1003285892
Label
Ikarien : Roman, Uwe Timm
Publication
Note
Historical novel
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-505)
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
Edition
1. Auflage.
Extent
505 pages
Isbn
9783462050486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
9783462050486
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1003285892
  • (OCoLC)on1003285892

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