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The Resource The rock blaster, Henning Mankell ;translated from the Swedish by George Goulding

The rock blaster, Henning Mankell ;translated from the Swedish by George Goulding

Label
The rock blaster
Title
The rock blaster
Statement of responsibility
Henning Mankell ;translated from the Swedish by George Goulding
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
Oskar Johansson, 1888-1969. A working class hero is something to be. But Oskar Johansson's status as one is earned by unimaginable suffering. Working to blast tunnels through the rock for a new railway line, he is the victim, in his early twenties, of a horrific life-changing accident. It is a miracle that he survives, and yet he does, disfigured but unbowed. Despite his injuries, Johansson finds love and finds renewed purpose. As Sweden grows from a poor backwater to a rich nation, there are as many losers as there are winners, and Johansson throws his energies into fighting for their cause. And yet, when his own son grows up, he can't resist the lure of a big house and flashy car, establishing his own business and, in Johansson's eyes, betraying his own class. Shaped by events such as the Vietnam War, the Hungarian uprising and the threat of nuclear war, The Rock Blaster is a deft portrayal, told through a fractured narrative, of one man's fight for equality in the face of forces far beyond his control. As the first published novel of one of Europe's most celebrated crime writers, it is also a fascinating insight into the social concerns that fuelled his later work
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Cataloging source
YDX
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1948-2015
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Mankell, Henning
Dewey number
839.7374
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Goulding, George
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  • Swedish fiction
  • Workers
  • Railroad construction workers
  • Tunneling
  • Survival
  • Disability
  • Families
  • Sweden
Target audience
adult
Label
The rock blaster, Henning Mankell ;translated from the Swedish by George Goulding
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes glossary of Swedish terms, people, places and organisations
  • First published in the Swedish language as 'Bergsprängaren' by Författarförlaget, Gothenburg, in 1973
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
23805670
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780857059468
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2020005395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Label
The rock blaster, Henning Mankell ;translated from the Swedish by George Goulding
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes glossary of Swedish terms, people, places and organisations
  • First published in the Swedish language as 'Bergsprängaren' by Författarförlaget, Gothenburg, in 1973
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
23805670
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780857059468
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2020005395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map

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