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    The City Builder (Eastern European Literature) (Hardback) By (author) George Konrad, By (author) Ivan Sanders, By (author) Carlos Fuentes

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    DescriptionAn architect in an unnamed city considers his life, his work, and the many-layered history of the city he and his family -- architects all -- have contributed to building. In the days after World War II -- during which American bombers destroyed much of what his father built -- he becomes a Stalinist planner and realizes that the power of the nobility, the wealthy and the bourgeois has been usurped by technocrats. Vanished by those technocrats into the communist underworld of torture and imprisonment, he is eventually released into a post-Stalinist world and becomes the chief builder in a provincial town.

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    The City Builder
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Konrad, By (author) Ivan Sanders, By (author) Carlos Fuentes
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9781564784698
    ISBN 10: 156478469X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 06
    BIC subject category V2: AP
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC21: 894.51133
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    B&T Approval Code: P24104848
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 33
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    DC22: 894/.51133
    LC classification: PH3281.K7558 V313 2007
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 894.51133
    Thema V1.0: ATJ, ATL, ATF
    Edition statement
    Dalkey Archive Press
    Imprint name
    Dalkey Archive Press
    Publication date
    25 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Normal, IL
    Author Information
    Gyorgy Konrad is a Hungarian novelist and essayist, known as an advocate of individual freedom
    Review quote
    a brilliant torrent of words, not splashed about, as that might suggest, but controlled and ordered' -Graham Hough, LRB