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The infernal library : on dictators, the books they wrote, and other catastrophes of literacy / Daniel Kalder.

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  • 9 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Benton Co PL - Fowler 321.9 KAL (Text) 34044000942118 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Butler PL - Butler 321.9 KAL (Text) 73174005034968 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza 303.375 KAL (Text) 840191002491695 Auburn Plaza - Adult Nonfiction Available -
 In honor of: Angela Mapes Turner to Eckhart Public Library, 2017 [ 2018-03-26 @ ECKRT-ECK ]
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 321.9 KAL (Text) 36626103924023 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Montezuma PL - Montezuma 321.9 KALD (Text) 36754000306795 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Waverly Branch 321.9 KAL (Text) 78551000535920 Non-Fiction Available -
Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library 321.9 KALD (Text) 38650833397639 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 321.9 Kalder (Text) 31208912565704 non-fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 321.9 KALDER (Text) 33946003333379 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781627793421
  • ISBN: 1627793429
  • Physical Description: xvi, 379 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-364) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Tradition and the individual tyrant -- Phase I: The dictator's canon -- Lenin -- Stalin -- Mussolini -- Hitler -- Mao -- Phase II: Tyranny and mutation -- Small demons -- Catholic action -- Disembraining machines -- Eastern approaches -- Dead letters -- Another green world -- Phase III: Dissolution and madness -- Midnight in the garden of ultraboredom -- North Korea: the metafictions of Kim Jong-il -- Cuba: Castro's maximum verbiage -- Iraq: the historical romances of Saddam Hussein -- Post-Soviet: Comrade Zoroaster -- Turkmenistan: post-everything -- Phase IV: Death is not the end -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.:
"A harrowing tour of 'dictator literature' in the twentieth-century, featuring the soul-killing prose and poetry of Hitler, Mao, and many more, which shows how books have sometimes shaped the world for the worse."--Jacket.
Subject: Dictators as authors > History.
Revolutionary literature > Authorship.
Dictatorship > History.

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