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The Resource Siege 13 : stories, Tamas Dobozy, (electronic resource)

Siege 13 : stories, Tamas Dobozy, (electronic resource)

Label
Siege 13 : stories
Title
Siege 13
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Tamas Dobozy
Title variation
Siege thirteen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Built around the events of the Soviet Budapest Offensive at the end of World War II and its long shadow, the stories in Siege 13 are full of wit, irony, and dark humor. In a series of linked stories that alternate between the siege itself and a contemporary community of Hungarian emigrés who find refuge in the West (Canada, the U.S, . and parts of Europe), Dobozy utilizes a touch of deadpan humor and a deep sense of humanity to extoll the horrors and absurdity of ordinary people caught in the crosshairs of brutal conflict and its silent aftermath. Carefully constructing an intentionally faulty history of war and its effects on a community, Dobozy blurs the line between right and wrong, portraying a world in which one man's betrayal is another man's survival, and in which common citizens are caught between the pincers of aggressors, leading to actions at once deplorable, perplexing, and heroic. A psychological study in the affects of aggression, silence, and social upheaval, Dobozy's stories feature characters, "lost forever in the labyrinth built on the thin border between memories and reality, past and present, words and silence. Like Nabokov, Tamas Dobozy combines the best elements of European and American storytelling, creating a fictional world of his own."(David Albahari, author of Gotz and Meyer)"--
  • "Built around the events of the Soviet Budapest Offensive at the end of World War II, Siege 13 is a series of linked stories that alternate between the siege itself and a contemporary community of Hungarian émigrés who find refuge in the West (Canada, the U.S., and parts of Europe). Dobozy constructs an intentionally faulty history of war and its aftermath. Blurring the line between right and wrong, he portrays a world in which one man's betrayal is another man's survival, and in which common citizens are caught between the pincers of aggressors, leading to actions at once deplorable, perplexing, and heroic"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dobozy, Tamas
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.D526
LC item number
S54 2013
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Hungarians
  • Immigrants
  • Hungarians
  • Immigrants
Label
Siege 13 : stories, Tamas Dobozy, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=FF83A973-D3F5-4150-BCC2-EA6D33CB9C01
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn859248743
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781771022637
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FF83A973-D3F5-4150-BCC2-EA6D33CB9C01
System control number
(OCoLC)812174100
Label
Siege 13 : stories, Tamas Dobozy, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=FF83A973-D3F5-4150-BCC2-EA6D33CB9C01
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn859248743
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781771022637
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FF83A973-D3F5-4150-BCC2-EA6D33CB9C01
System control number
(OCoLC)812174100
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