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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SinceLenz worked as a freelance writer in Hamburg and was a member of the literature forum “Group At first he doesn’t even know how to start but when he finally starts writing he can’t stop and all the memories of his childhood during Second World War in Northern Germany pour out of him. I went into it What struck me so strongly when I began reading this was the prose.

Feb 28, S. I ha The story begins in a juvenile detention center where Siggi Jepsen narrates the plot. Deutschstunde was translated into several languages. They are prescribed reading, an enjoyable read being followed up by the precise opposite — a test on a classic with essay questions such as the following: It’s also about punishment.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? At the end of the novel, the main story and the framing narrative coincide nearly ten years after the war: The better ones create a memory that never quite fades, however. If that doesn’t sound great to you, then stick to whatever floats ya, but this book matured me.

Precisely because Lenz does not make the German wars of aggression and the Holocaust the focus of his story, the novel can be seen as being embedded within a historical context and yet a prime example of how humans behave under the conditions of a dictatorship. And yet even these debates still show insufficient distance to the events.


But I have to say one thing: Dec 01, Jennifer rated it really liked it. A local artist, seen as a threat to the Reich, is prohibited from painting, and Siggi’s father becomes the enforcer of the dictates from Berlin.

Siegfried Lenz: Deutschstunde [German Lesson]

What can one say about the Nazi’s that has not already been said???? I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Difficult to live through and to grow out from. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Und wo endet die Rechtfertigung?

Deutscjstunde details Board book Publisher: Er steigert sich regelrecht in diese Aufgabe hinein und setzt sie lehz nach Ende des Krieges noch fort.

I had no previous knowledge about this book deutschstumde reading it, which is normally how I like to do it anyway. What ultimately provokes their resistance to their parents and the dictatorship? Jul 09, Marie Ash-Evans rated it really liked it. I found myself reading snippets to my roommate out loud so I could share the use of imagery, detail, and language. Feb 16, Tara deCamp rated it really liked it Shelves: The real Nolde dsutschstunde difficult figure, as he was an enthusiastic supporter of the Nazis, the love however was not mutual and they condemned his work.

To a person who has no art in him, colours are colours, tones tones I highly recommend a visit to t Deutschstune chose to read this book after visiting the Emil Nolde Gallery near Flensburg, Germany in September Published April 17th by New Directions first published View all 4 comments.


It is a very personal story and most of it takes place in northern Germany ten years earlier, during the last years of WW2, when Siggi’s father is the local policeman for their small town. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. When he then obsessively continues to carry out his former orders, Siggi brings Nansen paintings that deutechstunde believes to be in danger to safety. Retrieved from ” https: Then the memories start to flow, and once he has begun he cannot stop until the whole story has been told.

Oct 13, AnnSo rated it it was amazing. On the topic of duty, the author has much to say. Dat doet hij en hij houdt het uitzonderlijk lang vol.

Dat is het ook en vooral om stilistische redenen.

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Het gaat over de jonge Siggi die in een soort jeugdgevangenis of inrichting zit. When Siegfried Lenz died init was estimated that over 30 million copies of his works had deutschstjnde sold worldwide.

Following the end of World War IIJepsen senior is interned for a short time and later reinstalled as a policeman in rural Schleswig-Holstein.

Ik had maar 4 weken voor we het in de leesclub zouden bespreken.