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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A night will come, I reflected, when I shall be on my own and will not have to wait
for anyone. Alone for good. Alone and free. Beyond the reach of laws and orders.
Vanishing into the night, and the wilderness of freedom. Moving cautiously ...
But that night on the plains of the Arno, the thought no longer needed to say a
thing. It bided in silence. It had become the night and the bridge and my pipe.
Things do not say anything. They simply are. It was perfectly clear and
Listening in silence, it heard the rustle of ships' bows ploughing the night-time
waters and the heartbeat of three hundred and fifty thousand men going ashore,
the thunder of twenty-five thousand flights from an island to the mainland and the
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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