Deutschstunde. [Siegfried Lenz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rare book. Siegfried Lenz, Deutschstunde (Hamburg, ). X/ (English translation, The German Lesson, translated by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne. I have been making my way through the German titles on the list Books You Must Read Before You Die and came to Siegfried Lenz’s.

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It’s a fictional narrative by a kid in a detention facility looking back on his youth on the flatlands of northern Germany during World War II and his police-officer father’s efforts, under orders, to suppress a local expressionist artist.

Ook behoorlijk hilarische personages passeren de revue: It’s also about punishment. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

The German Lesson

This book was pretty exhausting to read and I’m just happy that I’m done. The story has many layers and is very interesting. Het is een lang en gedetailleerd verhaal, maar Lenz weet door slimme constructies steeds de spanning vast te houden.

This is my number one book. Return to Book Page. What can one say about the Nazi’s that has not already been said???? May 22, Seth rated it it was amazing Shelves: The novel is still on the sixth form reading lists at German grammar schools today.

He is to write an essay on dutyand through the course of the copybooks he details his childhood in Nazi Germany, his relationship with his father, a police officer, and his friendship with an older artist friend.

De hecho, no creo que sea tanto una novela sobre el drama del nazismo como una novela sobre cierta faceta de la personalidad alemana y, por tanto, de cierta clase de personas, sean estas de donde sean: I just couldn’t really appreciate that. Der Roman ist schwere Kost, aber man sollte ihn gelesen haben.

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Apr 13, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This is a delicate and beautiful book about the mentality that led to the following of orders, no matter deugschstunde destructive of life and spirit, in Germany during WW2.

Nolde was actually an Nazi sympathizer and the Unpainted Pictures created during this period are wonderful watercolors. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. CS1 German-language sources de Articles containing German-language text Interlanguage link template link number.

Indeed, duty is a major deutschstundde in this novel. Difficult to live through and to grow out from. Siggi, however, is fascinated by Nansen’s paintings, “the green faces, the Mongol eyes, these deformed bodies When his father’s duty is to shut down the paper-friend, Siggi takes lebz upon himself to save as many of the paintings as he can. There is both the narrow minded adherence to duty, the difficulty of establishing a democratic society after dictatorship and the father as policeman enforcing an orderliness both in personal and cultural life that is constricting rather than protecting.

Alle drie verwerkten en becommentarieerden ze dat verleden in hun romans.

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Although the words Nazi, Hitler and Gestapo don’t appear in the story at all, it is all too clear how this regime took hold of the German people, rewarding those who did their duty without question with a feeling of power and self-importance. Wat mij betreft mocht ook Siegfried Lenz llenz dat lijstje worden toegevoegd. Nevertheless, during this period he created hundreds of watercolors, which he hid. I went into it What struck me so strongly when I began reading this was the prose.

The real Nolde a difficult figure, as he was an enthusiastic supporter of the Nazis, the love however was not mutual and they condemned his work.


En nee, het is niet allemaal bittere ernst en kommer en kwel. Published inThe German Lesson has become one of the most internationally prominent novels in German contemporary literature.

Deutschsunde German Lesson, written by Siegfried Deutshstunde inis one of deutschstudne seminal works of post-war German literature. The gallery is fascinating as the scale and the subject manner of the paintings is apparently affected by the war years.

Jul 06, Jan-Maat added it Shelves: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. For example, Siggi refers to the Gestapo as leather jackets an example of metonymy. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Take away the elements of WWII, take away the Germans, and read this as a study of human character during extreme conditions Nationalistic existentialism.

Een bijzondere inkijk in het leven op het Duitse platteland tussen en met karakters die je net als Siggi beschouwd om deutschstumde op hen proberen te krijgen.

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I highly recommend a visit to the gallery if you ever find yourself in North west Germany. But I have to say one thing: Bij de start dacht ik dat dit dikke bijna pagina’s!

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Now the prison deuutschstunde given him the assignment of writing another essay on the “Joys of Duty. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Aug 12, El rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 11, Julia rated it it was amazing. Published April 17th by New Directions first published