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Grand hotel / Vicki Baum ; translated from the German by Basil Creighton ; with revisions by Margot Bettauer Dembo ; introduction by Noah Isenberg.

Baum, Vicki, 1888-1960 (author.). Creighton, Basil, (translator.). Dembo, Margot Bettauer. (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon FIC BAU (Text) 30653001399971 Adult Fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette FIC BAU (Text) 31951004124340 Main Floor - Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781590179673 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1590179676 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 270 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : New York Review of Books, [2016]

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General Note: "Originally published as Menschen im Hotel in Berlin in 1929"--page vii.
Summary, etc.: "A grand hotel in the center of 1920s Berlin serves as a microcosm of the modern world... 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Hotels > Germany > Berlin > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Historical fiction.

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