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How German Is It?

How German Is It?

(1980)
A novel by

 
Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book
The question HOW GERMAN IS IT underlies the conduct and actions of the characters in Walter Abish's new novel, an icy panorama of contemporary Germany, in which the tradition of order and obedience, the patrimony of the saber and the castle on the Rhine, give way to the present, indiscriminate fascination with all things American. On his return from Paris to his home city of Wurtenburg, Ulrich Hargenau, whose father was executed for his involvement in the 1944 plot against Hitler, is compelled to ask himself, "How German am I?"--as he compares his own recent attempt to save his life, and his wife Paula's, by testifying against fellow members of a terrorist group, with his father's selfless heroism.

 
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Used availability for Walter Abish's How German Is It?


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Hardback Editions

March 1982 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: How German is it?
Author(s): Walter Abish
ISBN: 0-85635-396-5 / 978-0-85635-396-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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February 1980 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: How German Is It
Author(s): W ABISH
ISBN: 0-8112-0775-7 / 978-0-8112-0775-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Paperback Editions

November 2005 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: How German is it?
Author(s): Walter Abish, Michael Hofmann
ISBN: 0-14-118806-5 / 978-0-14-118806-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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February 1983 : UK Paperback
Title: How German is it?
Author(s): Walter Abish
ISBN: 0-571-13007-0 / 978-0-571-13007-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 1980 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: How German Is It
Author(s): Walter Abish
ISBN: 0-8112-0776-5 / 978-0-8112-0776-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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Kindle Editions

November 1980 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: How German Is It: A Novel
Author(s): Walter Abish
Publisher: New Directions
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