The Resource Sister and brother : a family story, Agneta Pleijel ; translated by Harald Hille

Sister and brother : a family story, Agneta Pleijel ; translated by Harald Hille

Label
Sister and brother : a family story
Title
Sister and brother
Title remainder
a family story
Statement of responsibility
Agneta Pleijel ; translated by Harald Hille
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
"Using old letters, records, and stories passed down through her family, Pleijel imagines the lives of her great-grandfather, Albert Berg (1832-1916), and his younger sister, Helena Berg Petre (1834-1880), who were born into a prominent musical family. Albert was born deaf, dashing his father's hopes of a musical career for him. He was sent to Stockholm's Manilla School for the Deaf, where he learned sign language. He later studied art and became a painter of seascapes. His interest in improving the lives of deaf people led him to become an advocate for the Deaf community and to cofound the Stockholm Deaf Association. Helena showed early musical talent and, trained by her father, was a gifted singer. She lived in Paris for a time and enjoyed popular success. She fell in love with a musician but was plunged into despair when he died from cholera. Her father persuaded her to give up singing and marry a cold industrialist, who was one of the wealthiest men in Sweden, in order to provide financial support for the family. Helena struggled in the loveless marriage and battled depression throughout her life. Despite their disparate lives, Albert and Helena faced similar struggles with communication, autonomy, and self-determination. Albert's story traces the development of his own sense of identity as well as the development of Swedish Deaf culture, while Helena's life reflects the silencing and oppression endured by women. In Sister and Brother, Pleijel's literary treatment of their lives sheds light on the cultural and social norms that shaped the experiences of deaf people and women in the 19th century."--Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pleijel, Agneta
Dewey number
839.73/74
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9876.26.L4
LC item number
S9813 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hille, Harald
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Deafness in children
  • Women musicians
  • Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Stockholm (Sweden)
Target audience
adult
Label
Sister and brother : a family story, Agneta Pleijel ; translated by Harald Hille
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Syster och bror by Norstedts in Stockholm, Sweden; © 2009 by Agneta Pleijel." -- ECIP galley
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 221 pages
Isbn
9781944838201
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017054761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2017054761
  • (OCoLC)1016013210
  • 1902885
  • 1916334
  • 1916334
  • 1935668
  • 1935668
Label
Sister and brother : a family story, Agneta Pleijel ; translated by Harald Hille
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Syster och bror by Norstedts in Stockholm, Sweden; © 2009 by Agneta Pleijel." -- ECIP galley
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 221 pages
Isbn
9781944838201
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017054761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2017054761
  • (OCoLC)1016013210
  • 1902885
  • 1916334
  • 1916334
  • 1935668
  • 1935668

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