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Book Information: Perlmann's Silence

Perlmann's Silence (1995) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Philipp Perlmann is a prominent linguist who's come to a picturesque seaside town near Genoa to speak at a gathering of renowned international colleagues. Derailed by grief over his wife's sudden death in an accident, Perlmann is no longer confident of his professional standing, and writing his keynote address seems like an insurmountable task. As the deadline approaches, Perlmann realizes that he will have nothing to present to his expectant colleagues. Panic sets in and he decides to plagiarize the work of Leskov, a Russian colleague who was unable to attend. But when Leskov’s imminent arrival is announced and threatens to expose Perlmann as a fraud, Perlmann’s mounting desperation drives him to the brink of murder

Original title: Perlmanns Schweigen
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionBooks, Scholars, And Librarians
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Perlmann's Silence

Perlmann's Silence (2011)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation
Translated by: Shaun Whiteside
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Perlmann's Silence (February 12, 2013)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802120830
Dimensions: 5.9 x 9 x 1.9 in
Pages: 640

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