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Gia chose to conform or toed the perilous line between East and West Poetic heartfelt and dramatic The Tower vividly resurrects the sights scents and sensations of life in the GDR as it hurtled towards November. Wow Wow The Tower is THE novel you need to read to get under the skin of the late and now defunct German Democratic Republic The story is centered around a Dresden based family in the 1980s and sees the reader through the decadence of a moribund system its schools its hospitals its housing system its toxic industry its transport system its military its intelligence services the Stasi its cultural life writers publishing houses theaters Its language and style is rich deep and highly entertaining It has echoes of Musil s Man without ualities of Thomas Mann s Buddenbrocks including of these epics subtle humour You better read it in German if you don t want to miss out on the richness of the language including hilarious passages written in local Saxonian dialect though it s a tough long read best suited for a long and uiet summer break

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Der Turm Geschichte aus einem versunkenen Land

In derelict Dresden a Geschichte aus MOBI #238 cultivated middle class family does all it can to cope amid the Communist downfall This striking tapestry of the East German experience is told through the tangled. view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler

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Lives of a soldier surgeon nurse and publisher With evocative detail Uwe Tellkamp masterfully reveals the myriad Der Turm Kindle perspectives of the time as people battled for individuality retreated to nostal. magisterial and failed a thousand page cringe fest arid scenes from the lives of the lifeless remember characters only in isolation mostly for the ostentatiousness of their vapidity a whole historical epoch annihilated by lack of talent some of the most forced attempts at prose lyricism ive ever encountered a near successful destruction of an entire artform through abuse of its basest elements in a sickly combinatory enthusiasm dresden turned into ashes once never to rise up again a feat of ex nihilo creation void made reeking flesh avoid


10 thoughts on “Der Turm Geschichte aus einem versunkenen Land

  1. says:

    DNF The Tower Der Turm has been praised as a masterpiece of describing life in East Germany in the 1980s the struggle of people against a doomed regime based on secrets and lies And yet I'm throwing in the towel I just can't get past the ridiculous writing style and the overblown descriptions in this bookObviously I am not going to comment o

  2. says:

    view spoiler Bettie's Books hide spoiler

  3. says:

    uite a challange but very worth wile Reminds me a little of Peter Nadas´ book The book of remembering not sure if that is the english title as I read it in NorwegianDescribes the lives of a family in Dresden du

  4. says:

    magisterial and failed a thousand page cringe fest arid scenes from the lives of the lifeless remember characters only in isolation mostly for the ostentatiousness of their vapidity a whole historical epoch annihilated by lack of talent some of the most forced attempts at prose lyricism ive ever encountered a near successful destruction of an entire artform through abuse of its basest elements in a sickly combinatory enthusiasm dr

  5. says:

    East Germany is an absolutely fascinating historical reality to contemplate – even by Eastern Bloc standards it was barmy and while at the time dubious athletic and economic success provided a veneer of ‘success’ as soon as Go

  6. says:

    I chose this because life in the GDR is a fascinating topic and this book really did reward meIts characters reminded me of those in Grossman'

  7. says:

    Wow Wow The Tower is THE novel you need to read to get under the skin of the late and now defunct German Democratic Republic The story is centered around a Dresden based family in the 1980s and sees the reader through the decadence of a mori

  8. says:

    Very very good I had never been able to understand what living in Eastern Germany must have been like The Ulysses type of chapters were often beyond my comprehension of German but I seriously consider giving them a new try

  9. says:

    This book is already worth reading even if it is just for one conversation described between a father and a son

  10. says:

    Clicking read on this one made me prouder than others This was thick Makes Anna Karenina look like chick lit in larger parts not really enjoyable but satisfying

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