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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The wing-beat of defeat had already cast its shadow upon us. Often in the
sessions of the district directorate I would be seized by a profound melancholy. I
observed these men as they discussed the practical business of the day—
With our eyes wide, we stared back into the dark serpent gaze of defeat. On the
evening I am thinking of, we were waiting for a march that the S.A. had
announced they were holding. We ourselves had long ceased to hold
demonstrations. Brief ...
Deserting was out of the question, and I did not even want to do it; you could not
cross the torrent of the Rhine, and, if you had, you would have met up with an
army assured of defeat. But it was bad that, back then, I did not even want to
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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
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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
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