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The Resource Yesterday, Ágota Kristóf, (electronic resource)

Yesterday, Ágota Kristóf, (electronic resource)

Label
Yesterday
Title
Yesterday
Statement of responsibility
Ágota Kristóf
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Ágota Kristóf packs volumes into this elegant shape-shifting novella. It's simultaneously a sly exploration of storytelling and a powerful narrative about immigration and the pitfalls of starting over in a new country. Yesterday is a necessary and uncannily timely work by one of the unsung geniuses of contemporary literature. -- Jeff Jackson, author of Destroy All Monsters and Mira Corpora In spare, elegant prose, this modern novella recounts a troubled young man's flight from a judgmental village. Tobias, the illegitimate son of a prostitute and the local schoolmaster, finds peace with a factory job in the comfortable anonymity of a city. But his fragile respite is shattered by the appearance of Caroline, his boyhood love, who materializes with a husband and child in tow. This Dover edition marks Yesterday 's first U.S. publication. Originally written in French by Hungarian author Ágota Kristóf, this haunting exploration of dislocation, the search for love and belonging, and life as an emigrant continues to resonate today. "Offers a lucid, poignant narrative of the struggle to find meaning in a world of 'unbearable waiting and . . inexpressible silence.'" -- Publishers Weekly "Many of Kristóf's stark vignettes, reported in unflinching detail ... have a cool, disturbing power -- part documentary-like, part surreal -- that is fierce and distinctive." -- Kirkus Reviews "Ágota Kristóf tackles the theme of the double and the irreparable damage caused by severance from one's roots with a writing of rare sobriety and a spareness which, avoiding all superfluous sentimentality, goes right to the heart." -- Marie Claire "Kristóf -- most brilliant when she is blackest -- plots a denouement that lies on the bleaker side of black. Read it, shudder, and utter thanks." -- Scotland on Sunday"
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Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kristof, Agota
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2671.R55
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Watson, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adultery
  • Factories
  • Rural-urban migration
Label
Yesterday, Ágota Kristóf, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTIxNTI5NzY5
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00032023
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (112 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486844114
Isbn Type
(epub)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780486844114
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Yesterday, Ágota Kristóf, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTIxNTI5NzY5
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00032023
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (112 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486844114
Isbn Type
(epub)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780486844114
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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