The German Lesson [Siegfried Lenz, Ernst Kaiser, Eithne Wilkins] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “The German Lesson marks a double . 27 Jul 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. 4 Jun Siegfried Lenz: Deutschstunde [German Lesson]. The Literary Encyclopedia, Literary Dictionary Company Limited, Item availability restricted.

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Siegfried Lenz is een meester in zijn beschrijvingen, in de psychologische uitdieping van zijn personages, in de manier waarop hij heden de setting in de instelling en verleden het fameuze opstel met elkaar verweeft.

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. And for that I’m glad. Sep 11, Julia rated it it was amazing. Aug 28, Dragos C Butuzea rated it it was amazing.

I’m glad for these intelligent reviews of yours. You can only wonder which is greater, their ability to forget or their utter shamelessness. Sehen ist Durchdringen oder Vermehren. Please enter a valid email address. Wat mij betreft mag daar beslist ook Wolfgang Koeppen aan worden toegevoegd, maar dat terzijde. The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image.

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Oct 12, Leah rated it it was amazing Shelves: According to documents released in Junehe may have joined the Nazi party on the 12th of July But I have to say one thing: To ask other readers questions about The German Lessonplease sign up. The story is based on Emil Nolde’s childhood friendship with a neighbour who became a police officer and was faced with the dilemma of betraying his artist friend who was painting in a manner that was considered illegal under the Nazi rule.

Deutschstunce father, when he finds out, has his son arrested for art theft.

Vader Jepsen en de expressionist Nansen staan lijnrecht tegenover elkaar: In all cases, the duty of each is blindly obsessive. You go away and come back and something has changed. In the end, the only thing each character has to cling to is his or her own deutschsutnde of duty. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I finally picked this book off my shelves when I read that Siegfried Lenz died at the age of This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The narrator’s father is the village policeman who is tasked with keeping the artist under observation and ensuring that he paints no canvases- amusingly the policeman develops second sight during the course of the war and he suffers from distinctly improper visions of death and defeat, nonetheless he does his duty.

So Siggi gets caught in the middle of this terrible pas de deux between his father, whom he wants to obey, and the artist, whom he idolizes. I highly recommend a visit to the gallery if you ever find yourself in North west Germany.

Jul 06, Jan-Maat added it Shelves: Ik zei het al: Inventur einer politischen Idee. His inflated and implacable sense of his own very singular duty affects himself, his family dynamics and the attitudes of the community, and his malevolent obsession with the painter, his former, childhood friend, far outlives the duration of the war. It deals with serious topics, that are echoed in Germany’s identity, culture, and politics until today.

Schweissinger University of Wales, Cardiff. The gallery is fascinating as the scale and the subject manner of the paintings is apparently affected by the war years.

What Nansen is describing here the creative process in general – not just the act of painting.

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It was unlike anything I’d read yet. Egyis friend, read a book he wrote Lens. 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. Siggi Jepsen the first-person narratoran inmate of a juvenile detention center, is forced to write an essay with the title “The Joy of Duty.

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That’s a disappointing fact. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The real Nolde a difficult figure, as he was an enthusiastic supporter of the Nazis, the love however was “There’s been many a one,” the old postman said, “who’s saved himself just by not doing his duty at the right time.

It’s not an easy read, deutschstnude it’s worth your time. The only problem is, Siggi cannot stop once he begins, and the story unfolds in memoir form over the next few months, taking on a life and a legend of its own and weaving through Siggi’s own pathology.

The Nazi authorities had deemed his paintings entartet degenerate. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The story has many layers and is kenz interesting. Published April 17th by New Directions first published Told in retrospect through a young boy’s eyes, it is the story of how one man the boy’s policeman father becomes so consumed by his love of duty that it takes him over, at the expense of friendship and family loyalty.

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