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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View all 5 comments. This book was a major success and turned into a successful film. Overall a decent read. The novel follows the visitors over the course of a three day weekend, from arrival in ones and twos, through their individual recollections and group discussions, to their departure.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: In schoink present novel, he is less successful in this effort from an aesthetic perspective. All in all, the book was a good read.
It was the first German book to reach the number wwochenende position in the New York Times bestseller list. Henner, the journalist for magazines like Stern and Spiegel and the newspapers.
I would recall the Ulrike Meinhof case, still mysterious as to the causes of her hanging while in jail. Het idee voor het verhaal is goed en het zou heel interessant leesvoer op kunnen leveren, maar de uitwerking is halfslachtig en oppervlakkig.
The Weekend by Bernhard Schlink – review
H ow do we like our wohcenende now? What job for him?. It was hard for me not to disdain her, but maybe that’s intentional, too. Can schlunk man with four murders to his credit, pardoned by the German state and released from prison after 24 years, ever be integrated berjhard into society?
Reading the characters’ thoughts about each other made me think of how I perceive others and attribute various motives to them without evidence. So much potential in this story, so many interesting characters – schpink 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.
Oh my God, I don’t even have the words! A young woman inspired by the gunsmoke charm of the old terrorist tries to seduce him, but his libido has been damaged by incarceration and he is no longer inclined towards the trademark free love of the revolutionary years. Being together creates them all to reflect on their lives and losses and each character is explored in small separate stories.
Book review: Bernhard Schlink’s “Das Wochenende” and “Die Frau auf der Treppe”
However, he appears like a shadow of his former self and hesitant to answer any questions about his past or his reflections during the long years in detention. Margerete reflects on the landscape: They all with the exception of the two-dimensional Marko who lives in the past and tries to drag the rest back with him turn out to have a secret which makes them both more flawed and more interesting bernahrd they first appear.
Felt like I was missing something by not knowing about the failed German terrorist revolution of the s, but aside from that most of the themes benrhard universal. Short of that, Schlink evokes a strong sense of place complete wocgenende sound, smell, and touch I could feel the wet grass under my feet! Blissfully short to read, it lingers in one’s thinking.
Scnlink love foreign writers as a rule; they do something poetic and romantic with words that when converted to Schlijk makes the sentences come alive in a way that is different to English writers. The novel follows the visitors over the course of a three day weekend, from arrival in ones and twos, through their individual recollections and group discussions, to their departure.
The idea behind the novel is so very good but I feel Schlink failed to deliver it with the proper gravitas and depth the subject deserved. But by then, the whole group has realised, the days of the terrorist are numbered. How do we heal or compensate for the hurt we cause others?
Behind the seemingly plain glance backwards in time, they open up a vast excavation of German society and history. Wie geht das Leben weiter, wenn es 20 Jahre gestoppt worden ist? If you’re looking for a thriller, look somewhere else.
Schlink, Bernhard | New Books in German, Das Wochenende (The Weekend), Author, Rights
Bernhard Schlink is the author of both novels. Friends meet and talk. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Sorted out a lot of things for me in terms of German history, from to today, and including America nd the Arabs.