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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... at after years of first-hand experience of Communism and Nazism alike: that no
systematized ideology would ever provide the answers that human instinct
sought, or meet the needs of life as the heart and head experience it every day.
I didn't, and from that day on I beat symbolism back down whenever it reared its
head in my thoughts. What is symbolism but the solemn proclamation of
bourgeois aestheticism: something or other symbolises something else? This
shirt, and on his head there was a battered, old, broad-brimmed hat. When he
saw me he was startled for a moment, but then the eyes in his sallow face grew
curious and cold. I went up to him and asked if he knew where the front was.
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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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