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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If I think back to it now, I am again seized by that feeling of boredom that held me
tight in its grasp when I was growing up amidst the characterless façades of those
middle-class rented homes that the Neuhausen district of Munich consisted of ...
I stood there, my arms at my sides, feeling my hands clenching into fists. All it
would take now would be some slight movement, just one single battle-cry, and
everything would take its course: a hundred fists would rain down on the man, the
But what brackish water it was, of feelings, ideas and opinions! What stale,
unmoving air hanging over a steady infolding of the soul! In my case, then, it was
art history instead of art; attempts at creative calligraphy at my desk; reading Rilke
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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
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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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