The Cherries of Freedom: A Report
Toby Press, 2004 - 88 Seiten
A German soldier deserts in Italy during the Second World War, and for the first time, experiences real freedom. A classic of post war Germany.
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Often, I rode out on my bike to Schleissheim, the castle near Munich, which was
just an hour's ride from Neuhausen. I might just as well have ridden to
Nymphenburg, which was far closer to where we lived, but I preferred
When we hit a gradient I deliberately sent the bike racing roughly over the stones,
without braking. I could feel the back tyre gradually losing air, and shortly after felt
the wheel rim jolting. Flat, I thought. And then another thought: that's the ticket.
Everyone knows the story: a poor Italian workman's bike is stolen, and the quest
to recover it ends in a wretched, unsuccessful attempt on the man's part to solve
his problem by stealing a bike himself. As the plot unfolds, the face of the man ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing
As much philosophy and personal review as it is memoir or history, this short "report" by Andersch has some truly great moments. As he moves through his experiences living in the years of the Third ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
The cherries of freedom: a reportNutzerbericht - Not Available - Book Verdict
Best known for his novel Sansibar (an international best seller translated into English as Flight to Afar), German author Andersch (1914-80) was a young man when he was caught in the terrible ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
The Park at Schleissheim
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