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The memoirs of a polar bear / Yoko Tawada ; Translated by Susan Bernofsky.

Tawada, Yōko, 1960- (author.). Bernofsky, Susan, (translator.).
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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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  • ISBN: 9780811225786 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 252 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2016.

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"The Memoirs of a Polar Bear is a novel that stars three generations of talented writers and performers who happen to be polar bears. The Memoirs of a Polar Bear has in spades what Rivka Galchen hailed in The New Yorker as "Yoko Tawada's magnificent strangeness"--Tawada is an author like no other. Three generations (grandmother, mother, son) of polar bears are famous, both as circus performers and writers in East Germany: they are polar bears who move in human society, stars of the ring and of the literary world. In Chapter One, the grandmother matriarch in the Soviet Union accidentally writes a bestselling autobiography. In Chapter Two, Tosca, her daughter (born in Canada, where her mother had emigrated) moves to the DDR and takes a job in the circus. Her son--the last of their line--is Knut, born in Chapter Three in a Leipzig zoo, but raised by a human keeper in relatively happy circumstances in the Berlin zoo, until his keeper, Matthias, is taken away... Happy or sad, each bear writes a story, enjoying both celebrity and "the intimacy of being alone with my pen.""-- Provided by publisher
Subject: Polar bear > Fiction.
Emigration and immigration > Fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Fiction.
Genre: Allegories.

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