Memoirs of a polar bear

Title Memoirs of a polar bear
Original title Etüden im Schnee
Author Yoko Tawada; transl. from the German by Susan Bernofsky
Publication Portobello
Size 252p
Language ENG ENG
ISBN 9781846276323
Topics German fiction--Translated into English
German fiction--Animals
German fiction--Philosophical
Polar bears--Fiction
Notes A bear, born and raised in captivity, is devastated by the loss of his keeper; another finds herself performing in the circus; a third sits down one day and pens a memoir which becomes an international sensation, and causes her to flee her home. Through the stories of these three bears, Tawada reflects on our own humanity, the ways in which we belong to one another and the ways in which we are formed. Delicate and surreal, Memoirs of a Polar Bear takes the reader into foreign bodies and foreign climes, and immerses us in what the New Yorker has called 'Yoko Tawada's magnificent strangeness'.
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