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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Now there are only individuals, sometimes gathering into masses by chance or
under compulsion, succumbing to psychotic states of enthusiasm or fatalism, and
then returning home once again, alone, sitting in rooms with the radio turned on,
As the day dawned, we turned off to the right, onto a white road. It was the first
time we were moving in broad daylight, but the planes had not yet turned up. In
the daylight, my weariness ebbed a little and was replaced by a state I call my ...
I turned and went back out into the street. In the dark, glassless window bays
hung motionless cords where shirts or cobs of maize would normally have hung.
There amidst those sombre houses in Vejano, a place for rats and marauders, ...
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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
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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