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 that point, the front was still south of Rome, and the enemy — their enemy, not
mine — was preparing to break through at Nettuno and Cassino. But we did not
know that. All we knew was that we had to be put out at Carrara, north of the Arno
The dead from the field at Nettuno were being brought to that cemetery. Many of
them had already been lying around for weeks. They had turned bluish black and
begun to rot. They stank appallingly. The skin of those who had not yet been ...
I, too, would have been buried in that cemetery near Nettuno if, that morning of
my desertion, I had been standing a few metres closer to the road when the bomb
exploded. Very little latitude is available to Chance, though Chance can ...
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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