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The Resource Count Luna, Alexander Lernet-Holenia ; translated from the German by Jane B. Greene

Count Luna, Alexander Lernet-Holenia ; translated from the German by Jane B. Greene

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Count Luna
Title
Count Luna
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Alexander Lernet-Holenia ; translated from the German by Jane B. Greene
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"At the start of WWII, Alexander Jessiersky, an Austrian aristocrat, heads a great Viennese shipping company. He detests the Nazis, and when his board of directors asks him to go along with confiscating a neighbor's large parcel of land for their thriving wartime business, Jessiersky refuses. Yet, without his knowledge, the board succeeds in sending the owner of the land, a certain Count Luna, to a Nazi concentration camp on a trumped-up charge. Years later the war is over, but after a series of mysterious events, Jessiersky, deeply paranoid, becomes convinced that Count Luna has survived and seeks vengeance; driven to kill the source of his dread, he decides to hunt down Luna-and his years-long chase after the spectral count finally takes him deep into the catacombs of Rome ... The nightmare logic of Count Luna comes from deep within Jessiersky's festering fears and serves up his brooding, insanity-spiced, delicious disquisitions-on what the Etruscans knew, on cemeteries as originally "sleeping places"--Before coming at last to death itself: "Well, well, well, thought Jessiersky, swallowing hard. So you do die after all. You refuse to believe that someday you will die but then you die. And you don't even notice it. And yet the fact that you don't is the best thing about dying ... ""--
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1897-1976
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Lernet-Holenia, Alexander
Dewey number
833/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2623.E74
LC item number
G713 2020
Literary form
novels
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Greene, Jane Bannard
Series statement
New Directions paperbook
Series volume
1483
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  • Revenge
  • Paranoia
Label
Count Luna, Alexander Lernet-Holenia ; translated from the German by Jane B. Greene
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1125356332
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
155 pages
Isbn
9780811229616
Lccn
2020012652
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1125356332
Label
Count Luna, Alexander Lernet-Holenia ; translated from the German by Jane B. Greene
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1125356332
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
155 pages
Isbn
9780811229616
Lccn
2020012652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1125356332

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