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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Clenched Fists □J^tahe masses thronged the streets around the Munich Trade
Union Building, one day in March 1933 — time and again something in me
refuses to accept that term, 'the masses,' for I have a suspicion that they do not
There were no 'masses' any more. Perhaps in former times there were masses,
collective thrusts of the will, spring tides of history, material for uprisings, the
glowing lava of revolutions. But the rallying cries of history have fallen silent.
The fate of the masses was going its inevitable way even as I, for the space of a
single day, chose to opt out of that fate. It is not possible to free oneself of the fate
of the masses for more than a day. Let me anticipate my own narrative for a ...
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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