The woman from Hamburg and other true stories
In twelve nonfiction tales, Hanna Krall reveals how the lives of World War II survivors are shaped in surprising ways by the twists and turns of historical events. A paralytic Jewish woman starts walking after her husband is suffocated by fellow Jews afraid that his coughing would reveal their hiding place to the Germans. A young American man refuses to let go of the ghost of his half brother who died in the Warsaw ghetto. He never knew the boy, yet he learns Polish to communicate with his dybbuk. A high ranking German officer conceives of a plan to kill Hitler after witnessing a mass execution of Jews in Eastern Poland. Through Krall's adroit and journalistic style, her reader is thrown into a world where love, hatred, compassion, and indifference appear in places where we least expect them, illuminating the implacable logic of the surreal. "It is precisely the difficult path [Krall] takes toward her topic that has made some of these texts masterpieces." --Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung(onDancing at Other People's Weddings) "Heartbreaking, strange . . . and marvelously told." --Die Zeit(onProofs of Existence)
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Review: The Woman from Hamburg: and Other True StoriesNutzerbericht - Goodreads
The writing style is not what I'd normally enjoy, but it worked as far as being a collection of stories you may hear from someone that has something to say not because they studied or read, but ...
Review: The Woman from Hamburg: and Other True StoriesNutzerbericht - Paul - Goodreads
A superb exercise in Eastern European irony: parables, reportage masquerading as fabulism, tales too heartbreaking to be fictive. Two or three masterpieces in here. Vollständige Rezension lesen
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