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 sergeant was drunk; the nco beside him was drunk; the reconnaissance
squad behind them, to which I belonged, was sober. "Another fifty kilometres, sir,"
I said. "We'll be on the Aurelia soon — " "Fuck," he yelled, "another fifty kilometres
Flat, I thought. And then another thought: that's the ticket. I called out: "I've got a
flat," pulled out of the column over to the left, and dismounted. Werner, who rode
alongside me, followed me over. Squad regulations stated that if anyone had a
By the last of the daylight I studied the map again, and decided — the squad has
moved on to Oriolo. They are sure to have to evacuate the town tomorrow. I have
to leave the road here, to the right, and carry on in a southwesterly direction.
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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