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Der Turm Geschichte aus einem versunkenen Land (Pdf) author Uwe Tellkamp – talklobby.co.uk



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  1. says:

    DNF The Tower Der Turm has been praised as a masterpiece of describing life in East Germany in the 1980s the struggle of people against a doomed regime based on secrets and lies And yet I'm throwing in the towel I just can't get past the rid

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    uite a challange but very worth wile Reminds me a little of Peter Nadas´ book The book of remembering not sure if that is the english title as I read it in NorwegianDescribes the lives of a family in Dresden during the l

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    magisterial and failed a thousand page cringe fest arid scenes from the lives of the lifeless remember characters only in isolation mostly for the ostentatiousness of their vapidity a whole historical epoch annihilated by lack of talent some of the most forced attempts at prose lyricism ive ever encountered a near successful destruction of an entire artform through abuse of its basest elements in a sickly combinatory enthusiasm d

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    East Germany is an absolutely fascinating historical reality to contemplate – even by Eastern Bloc standards it was barmy and while at the time dubious athletic and economic success provided a veneer of ‘success’ as soon as Gorbachev reduced the lifeline of Soviet aid it was doomed Not that we realised that at the time however This book from Uwe Tellkamp all 1000 pages of it purports to chronicle the dying embers of this

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    I chose this because life in the GDR is a fascinating topic and this book really did reward meIts characters reminded me of those in Grossman's Life and Fate all were complex struggling with uneasy moral choices under the regime none heroes It was also reminiscent of LF in its epic scale allowing us into middle class life but also that of the state's institutions eg army hospitalWhat I hadn't been prepared for

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    Wow Wow The Tower is THE novel you need to read to get under the skin of the late and now defunct German Democratic Republic The story is centered around a Dresden based family in the 1980s and sees the reader through the decadence of a moribund system its schools its hospitals its housing system its toxic industry its transport system its military its intelligence services the Stasi its cultural life writers

  8. says:

    Very very good I had never been able to understand what living in Eastern Germany must have been like The Ulysses type of chapters were often beyond my comprehension of German but I seriously consider giving them a new try

  9. says:

    This book is already worth reading even if it is just for one conversation described between a father and a son

  10. says:

    Clicking read on this one made me prouder than others This was thick Makes Anna Karenina look like chick lit in larger parts not really enjoyable but satisfying

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In derelict Dresden a cultivated middle class family does all it can to cope amid the Communist downfall This striking tapestry of the East German experience is told through the tangled lives of a s. view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler

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Orm or toed the perilous line between East and West Poetic heartfelt and dramatic The Tower vividly resurrects the sights scents and sensations of life in the GDR as it hurtled towards 9 November 19. Wow Wow The Tower is THE novel you need to read to get under the skin of the late and now defunct German Democratic Republic The story is centered around a Dresden based family in the 1980s and sees the reader through the decadence of a moribund system its schools its hospitals its housing system its toxic industry its transport system its military its intelligence services the Stasi its cultural life writers publishing houses theaters Its language and style is rich deep and highly entertaining It has echoes of Musil s Man without ualities of Thomas Mann s Buddenbrocks including of these epics subtle humour You better read it in German if you don t want to miss out on the richness of the language including hilarious passages written in local Saxonian dialect though it s a tough long read best suited for a long and uiet summer break Suffering and no suffering in the GDR as Can We Live 150 Years? it hurtled towards 9 November 19. Wow Wow The Tower The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears is THE novel you need to read to get under the skin of the late and now defunct German Democratic Republic The story Robs Shiny Dumptruck is centered around a Dresden based family Business English in the 1980s and sees the reader through the decadence of a moribund system Roller Girl its schools Mama Glow its hospitals Fire in the Sky its housing system olga spessivtzeva its toxic ¡Que vengan cuando quieran! industry I Am Providence its transport system An Unexpected Magick (The Draegan Lords, its military The Weirdest Noob (The Weirdest Noob its WeVe Only Just Begun intelligence services the Stasi Real Estate Mistakes its cultural life writers publishing houses theaters Its language and style Computer Network Time Synchronization is rich deep and highly entertaining It has echoes of Musil s Man without ualities of Thomas Mann s Buddenbrocks Lara Croft, Tomb Raider (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider including of these epics subtle humour You better read Ignition it Mitologii subiective in German Between Heaven and Mirth if you don t want to miss out on the richness of the language Biogenealogy including hilarious passages written Sobre el anarquismo (Biblioteca de Divulgación Anarquista in local Saxonian dialect though ABOUT ANARCHISM it s a tough long read best suited for a long and uiet summer break

Read & Download ë eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB â Uwe Tellkamp

Oldier surgeon nurse and publisher With evocative detail Uwe Tellkamp masterfully reveals the myriad perspectives of the time as people battled for individuality retreated to nostalgia chose to conf. East Germany is an absolutely fascinating historical reality to contemplate even by Eastern Bloc standards it was barmy and while at the time dubious athletic and economic success provided a veneer of success as soon as Gorbachev reduced the lifeline of Soviet aid it was doomed Not that we realised that at the time however This book from Uwe Tellkamp all 1000 pages of it purports to chronicle the dying embers of this ludicrous nation but makes a good number of mis steps while being bloated to the level of an Erich Honecker speechTellkamp as I discovered when reading the book is no liberal and his depiction of a poorly treated bourgeoisie as the main victims of German communism seems to be very much mis placed Yes the treatment of intellectuals and professionals was outrageous but there s no room in Tellkamp s view for a younger edgy anti communism it s the classical music loving fine art loving establishment that are his heroes while a younger spiky haired punkette is viewed with as much contempt as the Commies themselves There s also so much left unspoken former Nazism the eually rotten environmental policies of western governments of the time and above all a complete disavowal that anyone involved was actually acting for idealistic reasons The book aims for the epic but always falls short Tellkamp would appear to want a return to the stuffy Saxon drawing rooms of the nineteenth century his view is ultimately a reactionary one