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The Resource Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker, Gregory Maguire

Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker, Gregory Maguire

Label
Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker
Title
Hiddensee
Title remainder
a tale of the once and future Nutcracker
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Maguire
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hiddensee: An island of white sandy beaches, salt marshes, steep cliffs, and pine forests north of Berlin in the Baltic Sea, an island that is an enchanting bohemian retreat and home to a large artists' colony-- a wellspring of inspiration for the Romantic imagination . . . Having brought his legions of devoted readers to Oz in Wicked and to Wonderland in After Alice, Maguire now takes us to the realms of the Brothers Grimm and E. T. A. Hoffmann-- the enchanted Black Forest of Bavaria and the salons of Munich. Hiddensee imagines the backstory of the Nutcracker, revealing how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how he guided an ailing girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a Christmas Eve. At the heart of Hoffmann's mysterious tale hovers Godfather Drosselmeier-- the ominous, canny, one-eyed toy maker made immortal by Petipa and Tchaikovsky's fairy tale ballet-- who presents the once and future Nutcracker to Klara, his goddaughter. But Hiddensee is not just a retelling of a classic story. Maguire discovers in the flowering of German Romanticism ties to Hellenic mystery-cults-- a fascination with death and the afterlife-- and ponders a profound question: How can a person who is abused by life, shortchanged and challenged, nevertheless access secrets that benefit the disadvantaged and powerless? Ultimately, Hiddensee offers a message of hope. If the compromised Godfather Drosselmeier can bring an enchanted Nutcracker to a young girl in distress on a dark winter evening, perhaps everyone, however lonely or marginalized, has something precious to share
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maguire, Gregory
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A3535
LC item number
H53 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hoffmann, E. T. A.
  • Nutcrackers (Implements)
  • Toymakers
  • Sponsors
  • Sick children
  • Fairy tales
  • Bavaria (Germany)
  • Germany
Target audience
general
Label
Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker, Gregory Maguire
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780062684387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973101677
Label
Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker, Gregory Maguire
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780062684387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973101677

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