The Memoirs of a Polar Bear

The Memoirs of a Polar Bear stars three generations of talented writers and performers--who happen to be polar bears

The Memoirs of a Polar Bear

The Memoirs of a Polar Bear

"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.""--

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The Memoirs of a Polar Bear
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Yoko Tawada
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-08 - Publisher:

"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
Memoirs of a Polar Bear
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Yoko Tawada
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Yoko Tawada
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-08 - Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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Pages: 144
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