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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Born in 1914, Andersch was the second son of a father who won the Iron Cross (
Second Class) in the First World War before later, his business a failure and his
middle-class prosperity jeopardized, becoming a natural for Nazi conversion.
While he pursued the lower middle-class, civilian life of a businessman, dealing
in insurance, real estate and such things (with so little success that the family was
drifting ever deeper into debt), he saw himself as being in reality that captain of ...
I saw the toes of his right foot blacken with gangrene, and saw him taken away to
hospital to have his right leg amputated. Once more he returned defeated to our
lower middle-class home, which was already showing signs of privation.
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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