The Resource Falling out of time, David Grossman ; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen

Falling out of time, David Grossman ; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen

Label
Falling out of time
Title
Falling out of time
Statement of responsibility
David Grossman ; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
  • In this book, the Israeli author has created a genre-defying drama, part play, part prose, pure poetry, to tell the story of bereaved parents setting out to reach their lost children. It begins in a small village in Israel, where a man announces to his wife that he is leaving, embarking on a journey in to an undefinded place where he hopes to find and to speak to their dead son. The man, called simply Walking Man, paces in ever-widening circles around the town. One after another, all manner of townsfolk fall into step with him (the Net-Mender, the Midwife, the Elderly Math Teacher, even the Duke), each enduring his or her own loss. The walkers raise questions of grief and bereavement: Can death be overcome by an intensity of speech or memory? Is it possible, even for a fleeting moment, to call to the dead and free them from their death? The answer to such questions is a hymn to these characters, who ultimately find solace and hope in their communal act of breaching death's hermetic separateness
  • Announcing I have to go, a grief-stricken Israeli villager takes leave of his bewildered wife, embarking on a journey to there -- an impossibly undefined place where he hopes to find and to speak with his dead son. As he sets out walking, in ever-widening circles around his village, the Walking Man becomes a Pied Piper of Bereavement
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grossman, David
Dewey number
892.4/36
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ5054.G728
LC item number
N6413 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cohen, Jessica
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bereavement
  • Death
  • Parent and child
  • Bereavement
Label
Falling out of time, David Grossman ; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Nofel mi-ḥuts la-zeman
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn842316552
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780385350136
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013017532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)842316552
  • (Sirsi) a1726548
Label
Falling out of time, David Grossman ; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
Publication
Note
Translation of: Nofel mi-ḥuts la-zeman
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn842316552
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780385350136
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013017532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)842316552
  • (Sirsi) a1726548

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