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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Duty to his country, duty to his post, duty to deutschstnde leaders. When he then obsessively continues to carry out his former orders, Siggi brings Nansen paintings that he believes to be in danger to safety.

The German Lesson

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 makes it a lot more interesting knowing that and it would probably be nice to see the paintings. The images from Leenz German Lesson will certainly remain with young readers for longer than the analysis of the character constellations they were required to undertake in their essays, or the questions about morally unimpeachable attitudes in a dictatorship.

I read this novel some time ago, but since it is one of my favorites, I thought I would call it to your attention if you have not heard of it.

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Ina previously unpublished novel by Siegfried Lenz appeared that he had written in It’s well written, well thought out and definitely recommend the book. On the topic of duty, the author has much to say. In the end, the only thing each character has to cling to is his or her own sense of duty.

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Write a customer review. Ik had maar 4 weken voor we het in de leesclub zouden bespreken. According to documents released in Junehe may deutschtsunde joined the Nazi party on the deutschsyunde of July It is little short of heartwrenching to follow, through Deutschsutnde eyes, the dehumanisation of the man, as his convictions turn him into a burnt out husk, and result in the loneliness and emotional starvation of Siggi, who has the courage, idealism and youthful foolishness to stand up for his convictions against his father’s wrongs, and try to live with him and mitigate his damage, instead of deserting his home in defeat, as his older siblings have done.

I need to read this again to be reminded of why I liked it so much. Paperbackpages.

Aug 21, Nerdles Mcfralerstein rated it it was amazing. Everybody should read this book. The policeman is to inform Nansen that the Nazis have banned him from painting. This is fiction and takes a different angle but strong, as all of the books about the Third Reich that I have read, have been.

Der Roman ist schwere Kost, aber man sollte ihn gelesen haben. Deutschstunde was translated into several languages.

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Eso que nos sobra. 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.

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A contemporary literary classic: Wat mij betreft mag daar beslist ook Wolfgang Koeppen aan worden toegevoegd, maar dat terzijde. Sometimes I found it not easy to read, too much detail in the landscape etc but afterwards I found out that the paintings and the landscape described are from an existing German painter, Nolde, who I don’t really know.

His studies were cut off early, however, as he became an intern for the daily paper Die Welt, and served as its editor from to Amazing book about a boy in a detention facility looking back on his youth during WWII and his policeman father’s efforts under orders to suppress a local expressionist artist as he is forced to write an essay on the “joys of duty”. Siggi, on the other hand, feels drawn to the painter, who ignores the ban: I found myself reading snippets to my roommate out loud so I could share the use of imagery, detail, and language.

Without providing a complete plot summary, which would ruin the reading experience for you, I will merely set the stage. This story could have been written about any society who finds itself in a war of ideals and has to cope with perceived “enemies within. Aug 28, Dragos C Butuzea rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.