Deutschstunde. [Siegfried Lenz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rare book. Siegfried Lenz, Deutschstunde (Hamburg, ). X/ (English translation, The German Lesson, translated by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne. I have been making my way through the German titles on the list Books You Must Read Before You Die and came to Siegfried Lenz’s.

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The images from The German Lesson will certainly remain with young readers for longer than the analysis of the character constellations they were required to undertake in their essays, or the questions about morally unimpeachable attitudes in a dictatorship.

I finally picked this book off my shelves when I read that Siegfried Lenz died at the age of Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The German Lesson, written by Siegfried Lenz inis one of the seminal works of post-war German literature.

Write a customer review. As he is forced to explain to the director, it is not for lack of material, but that there is so much to say that he is unable to organize his thoughts in order to record them Memory and the present day Set inthe framing narrative in The German Lesson does in fact begin with just such a prescribed German essay.

We need to know, I would be frightened of anyone who understood the Nazi’s and I do not and don’t want to but I am continually puzzled, attracted deutschstnude horrified as if I were reading about a particular horrifying murder that I read this in a college history class and I am deutschstumde putting it out to be reread.

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He called them the “Unpainted Pictures”. He was not allowed to paint—even in private—after Instead, the painter painstakingly paints them in his mind’s eye. Wat mij betreft mag daar beslist ook Wolfgang Koeppen aan worden toegevoegd, maar dat terzijde.

Ik had maar 4 weken voor we het in de leesclub zouden bespreken. Written with a frailty which is beautifully conveyed in this translation, the prose is quite lovely and sensitive, as the story unfolds of the erosion of a son’s love deutshcstunde his father, due to the policeman father’s obsession with duty. Een bijzondere inkijk in het leven op het Duitse platteland tussen en met karakters die je net als Siggi beschouwd om vat op hen proberen te krijgen. Amazon Renewed Detuschstunde products with a warranty.

The real Nolde a difficult figure, as he was an enthusiastic supporter of dejtschstunde Nazis, the love however was not mutual and they condemned his work. Een snelle greep uit de boekenkast levert alvast deze parels op: Refresh and try again. Against the great brooding northern landscape.

I went into it with an almost morbid curiosity as to what a German author writing in the ‘s would be saying about a German town in Nazi Lena. Then the memories start to flow, and once he has begun he cannot stop until the whole story has been told.

Siegfried Lenz: Deutschstunde [German Lesson]

At first he doesn’t even know how to start but when he finally starts writing he can’t stop and all the memories of his childhood during Second World War deutschstubde Northern Germany pour out of him.

They are prescribed reading, an enjoyable read being followed up by the precise opposite — a test on a classic with essay questions such as the following: The better ones create a memory that never quite fades, however. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Ina previously unpublished novel by Siegfried Lenz appeared that he had written in The German Lesson by Siegfried Lenz.


Ironically, the son, Siggi, shares an obsessive tendency with his father, and compulsively writes a punishment essay on duty from his cell in a prison to which his father has had him consigned deutschsutnde of his opposition to his work. The policeman is to inform Nansen that the Nazis have banned him from painting. When Siegfried Lenz died init was estimated that over 30 million copies of his works had been sold worldwide.

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A concern that is clear throughout this book. I knew they’d be back one of these days, but I never dreamt they’d be as quick as this. In Nolde wrote: It’s a beautifully constructed story, richly populated with a superb cast of characters, darkly funny and dominated by deutschstjnde wonderfully-evoked north German landscape. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Eso que nos sobra. Go veutschstunde to content Alt 1 Go directly to second-level navigation Alt 3 Go directly to first-level navigation Alt 2.

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