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 SS officers were wearing long, grey coats that made them look like statues in
the gloomy April mist, and a voice, disregarding us entirely, said, "Shot while
attempting to escape." We never saw the bodies. It was these things that returned
And as I pursued in this manner the symbolism that I derived from the literature I
read in those idle years, I gestured to the River Elbe, which shimmered grey and
endless below us and was incapable of reflecting the smallest thing. We were ...
Not a single one of the chimneys atop the flat, grey hollow-tile roofs was smoking.
I could see that some of the houses had been bombed. At last, I took the risk and
walked into the town. The houses were tall, grey and deserted, and, like ...
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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