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The Resource Imperium : a fiction of the South Seas, Christian Kracht ; translated from the German by Daniel Bowles

Imperium : a fiction of the South Seas, Christian Kracht ; translated from the German by Daniel Bowles

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Imperium : a fiction of the South Seas
Title
Imperium
Title remainder
a fiction of the South Seas
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Christian Kracht ; translated from the German by Daniel Bowles
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
In 1902, a radical vegetarian and nudist from Nuremberg named August Engelhardt set sail for what was then called the Bismarck Archipelago, in German New Guinea. His destination: the island Kabakon. His goal: to establish a colony based on worship of the sun and coconuts. His malnourished body was found on the beach on Kabakon in 1919; he was forty-three years old. Christian Kracht's Imperium uses the outlandish details of Engelhardt's life to craft a fable about the allure of extremism and its fundamental foolishness. Engelhardt is at once a pitiable, misunderstood outsider and a rigid ideologue, and his misguided notions of purity and his spiral into madness presage the horrors of the mid-twentieth century
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1966-
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Kracht, Christian
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1981-
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Bowles, Daniel James
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  • Engelhardt, August
  • Germany
  • Islands
  • Extremists
Label
Imperium : a fiction of the South Seas, Christian Kracht ; translated from the German by Daniel Bowles
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Publication
Control code
18337224
Extent
179 p.
Isbn
9780374175245
Lccn
2014039370
Label
Imperium : a fiction of the South Seas, Christian Kracht ; translated from the German by Daniel Bowles
Publication
Control code
18337224
Extent
179 p.
Isbn
9780374175245
Lccn
2014039370
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