In Gestalt eines Ebers Roman

by Lawrence Norfolk

Other authorsMelanie Walz
Hardcover, 2001

Status

Available

Call number

HN 9990 N835 E1

Collection

Publication

München Knaus 2001

Description

The hunt for the great boar of Kalydon is re-enacted in the last days of World War II, only this time an SS officer is the quarry and Greek partisans the hunters. Their witness is a young Romanian Jew, finding refuge in the Greek mountains, who is inspired to re-write the story as a poem.

User reviews

LibraryThing member LegalMove
An exploration of the myth of the Caledonian boar; an interesting effort, but comes up short.
LibraryThing member DanCook
Unlike all his other books, this one sucks.

Awards

James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Shortlist — Fiction — 2000)
Wingate Literary Prize (Shortlist — 2001)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

349 p.; 22 cm

ISBN

3813500853 / 9783813500851
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