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The Resource Deviation, Luce D'Eramo ; translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel

Deviation, Luce D'Eramo ; translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel

Label
Deviation
Title
Deviation
Statement of responsibility
Luce D'Eramo ; translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
First published in Italy in 1979, Luce D'Eramo's Deviation is a seminal work in Holocaust literature. It is a book that not only confronts evil head-on but expands that confrontation into a complex and intricately structured work of fiction, which has claims to standing among the greatest Italian novels of the twentieth century. Lucia is a young Italian girl from a bourgeois fascist family. In the early 1940s, when she first hears about the atrocities being perpetrated in the Nazi concentration camps, she is doubtful and confused, unable to reconcile such stories with the ideology in which she's been raised. Wanting to disprove these "slanders" on Hitler's Reich, she decides to see for herself, running away from home and heading for Germany, where she intends to volunteer as camp labor. The journey is a harrowing, surreal descent into hell, which finds Lucia confronting the stark and brutal realities of life under Nazi rule, a life in which continual violence and fear are simply the norm. Soon it becomes clear that she must get away, but how can she possibly go back to her old life knowing what she now knows? Besides, getting out may not be as simple as getting in. Finally available in English translation, Deviation is at once a personal testament, a work of the imagination, an investigation into the limits of memory, a warning to future generations, and a visceral scream at the horrors of the world
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
853/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4864.E685
LC item number
D413 2018
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Deviation, Luce D'Eramo ; translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
on1020306590
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xv, 347 pages
Isbn
9780374138455
Lccn
2018000169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374138455
  • (OCoLC)1020306590
Label
Deviation, Luce D'Eramo ; translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
on1020306590
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xv, 347 pages
Isbn
9780374138455
Lccn
2018000169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374138455
  • (OCoLC)1020306590

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