Buy Das Wochenende by Bernhard Schlink (ISBN:) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Das Wochenende examines how their feelings have changed in the interval. It debates Bernhard Schlink was born in in Bielefeld, Germany. A lawyer, he. How do we like our terrorists now? Can a man with four murders to his credit, pardoned by the German state and released from prison after
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But neither they go badly.
The thought-provoking aspects of this book, especially about guilt for past actions in this case, what we would probably call domestic terrorismwere interesting.
A bunch of middle-aged friends gather in a dilapidated German country house for a weekend to “celebrate” their terrorist friend’s pardon from prison. I guess my biggest problem is not much happens at this gathering or reunion other than talk of regret.
Like Telegraph Books on Facebook. Although not explicitly detailed, readers can assume Jorg and his friends were associated with Rudi Dutschke and the German student movement of the late ‘s and perhaps subsequently with the violent Red Army Faction or Baader-Meinhof Group.
Conversely, critics seeking a more conventional novel rued the sluggish plot, lifeless characters, and unanswered questions. The novel follows the visitors over the course o A group of, for the most part, long time friends meet at a secluded, dilapidated country villa in the countryside around Berlin.
The Weekend by Bernhard Schlink – review
There is a lot going on in this short book, but the author was able to connect the storylines well and wochendnde a way that made sense. So much potential in this story, so many interesting characters – a journalist, a vicar, a doctor, a solicitor, a dentist — all reflecting on German history — checking that they are different then their shared shameful history…Jorg, the protagonist of the story trying to justify and even understand his crimes of his youth…and then it really goes nowhere.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He eochenende into the mix three representatives of the next generation who have formed their own judgement on the “parent generation”.
I read the novel in its German original and felt even more engaged with the story on second reading. I would recall the Ulrike Meinhof case, still mysterious as to the causes of her hanging while in jail. Published first published January 1st Schlink is certainly taking chances in using that technique and while I can understand why he tries it, I found the r From the author of The Reader which I liked much more, The Weekend also takes up part of Germany’s past, in this case the domestic terrorism of the s.
More from the web. Christiane, seine Schwester, will sein erstes Wochenende in Freiheit mit einem Dutzend alter Freunde feiern, in einer verfallenen Villa auf dem Land, ohne Reporter und Kameras. It’s not a quick read.
The Weekend by Bernhard Schlink – review | Books | The Guardian
As young people, the characters were committed to a revolutionary cause and their ideals. Particuarly the character and mystery spoiler alert of Jan, who although we get a hint of what happened to him I would have like more.
From Publishers Weekly Old friends cautiously reunite at an isolated German estate after one of them is released from prison in Schlink’s The Reader meditative novel on the past’s grip on the present and the possibility–or impossibility–of redemption.
Once she was different: De RAF is al lang verleden tijd. He bursts into tears, and seeks consolation from her instead.
Ilse gets the solution for her story: Return to Book Page. The novel follows the visitors over the course o A group of, for the most part, long time friends meet at a secluded, dilapidated country villa in the countryside around Berlin. Ilse, the timid teacher. Fatty Margarete witnesses the arrival of short Ulrich, his wife scjlink daughter Dorle.
Maybe that too was his aim. Not much happens in the book. Although not explicitly detailed, readers can assume Jorg and his friends were associated with Rudi Dutschke and the German student movement of the late ‘s and perhaps subsequently with the violent Red Army Faction or Baader-Meinhof Group.
Het idee voor het verhaal is goed en het zou heel interessant leesvoer op kunnen leveren, maar de uitwerking is halfslachtig en oppervlakkig. Een deel van de personages, en zeker de persoon om wie het allemaal draait, komen niet goed uit de verf, waardoor deze personages achlink irritatie oproepen dan dat je er begrip voor krijgt.
Some speak about a “German Autumn”. So, overall, not worth the time it took to read it.