Coverart for item
The Resource The complete Terry and the pirates / : 1937-1938, Milton Caniff

The complete Terry and the pirates / : 1937-1938, Milton Caniff

Label
Memoirs of a polar bear
Title
Memoirs of a polar bear
Statement of responsibility
Yoko Tawada ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"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, enjoyingboth celebrity and "the intimacy of being alone with my pen.""--
Related
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
The complete Terry and the pirates / : 1937-1938, Milton Caniff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Online version:
  • Includes indexes
Contents
v. 1. 1934-1936 -- v. 2. 1937-1938 -- v. 3. 1939-1940 -- v. 4. 1941-1942 -- v. 5. 1943-1944 -- v. 6. 1945-1946
Control code
zmeld3 b3200004
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm.
Extent
352 p. ;
Lccn
2011500934
Other physical details
chiefly ill. (some col.)
Label
The complete Terry and the pirates / : 1937-1938, Milton Caniff
Publication
Note
  • Online version:
  • Includes indexes
Contents
v. 1. 1934-1936 -- v. 2. 1937-1938 -- v. 3. 1939-1940 -- v. 4. 1941-1942 -- v. 5. 1943-1944 -- v. 6. 1945-1946
Control code
zmeld3 b3200004
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm.
Extent
352 p. ;
Lccn
2011500934
Other physical details
chiefly ill. (some col.)

Library Locations

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...