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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Explore the Home Gift Guide. It makes it a lot more interesting knowing that and it would probably be nice to see the paintings. Every colour holds within it a soul, which makes me happy or repels me, and which acts as a stimulus. Ik had maar 4 weken voor we het in de leesclub zouden bespreken. To ask other readers questions about The German Lessonplease sign up. Nolde was actually an Nazi sympathizer and the Unpainted Pictures created during this period are wonderful watercolors.

Die Fragen, die sich dem Leser stellen, sind: His narrative begins in when Siggi was nine years old.

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This book is basically about a boy in a detention center who has to write an essay on the topic of “The joys of duty”. Withoutabox Submit deutschdtunde Film Festivals. Told from the point of view of the policeman’s son as an essay on ‘The Joy of Duty’ while serving time in a Borstal this is a fine depiction of the state of lnz of the National-Socialist period and it’s consequences in post war Germany.

I’m glad I managed to read it now; while my description above is succinct, the story itself is much more interesting, much longer, and written much more beautifully. Some of these paintings he eventually executes and then hides.

We have for example the storm-bent trees of North Frisia, the hunting clouds, the rain showers and the houses cowering behind hedges, all of which Lenz describes in his virtuoso and powerful language. What can one say about the Nazi’s that has not already been said???? Apr 17, Jennifer rated it really liked it. De link tussen die drie is hun oorlogsverleden: Then the memories start to flow, and once he has begun he cannot stop until the whole story has been told.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Het gaat over de jonge Siggi die in een soort jeugdgevangenis of inrichting zit. Eso que nos sobra. Want to Read saving…. It’s well written, well thought out and definitely recommend the book.

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That’s a disappointing fact. This is a delicate and beautiful book about the mentality that led to the following of orders, no matter how destructive of life and spirit, in Germany during WW2. It is a thought-provoking story that stays with you. In the deuyschstunde, the only thing each character has to cling to is his or her own sense of duty.

Ook behoorlijk hilarische personages passeren de revue: This deuschstunde a fictionalized account of a true story about Emil Nolde the German Impressionist painter. De hecho, no creo que sea deutschsrunde una novela sobre el drama del nazismo como una novela sobre cierta faceta de la personalidad alemana y, por tanto, de cierta clase de personas, sean estas de donde sean: 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 deutschtunde pathology.

Jul 06, Jan-Maat added it Shelves: I highly recommend a visit to t I chose to read this book after visiting the Emil Nolde Gallery near Flensburg, Germany in September His father discovers his doings and dutifully turns him in for art theft.

You can only wonder which is greater, their ability to forget or their utter shamelessness. Lists with This Book. From where does the painter Nansen draw his strength to resist; explore the particular role played by art in a dictatorship. When the novel appeared init precisely captured the attitudes of a young generation that was rebelling against the wartime generation. Apr 13, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: His duty turns into a month long writing obsession and he does enjoy it.

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. Another title for this book might have been “The Joy of Duty”, which is the title of the lesson assigned to the book’s protagonist, young Siggi, who currently lives in an institution for delinquent youth.


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 is little short of heartwrenching to follow, through Siggi’s 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.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The story is told throught he eyes of a young boy whose father is responsible for making sure that the painter does not paint at all. The duty, his piece of writing, becomes his life. German history without politicizing Ever since its publication, the novel has been accused of various things: It tells of the madness of the war in Eastern Europe and of a German soldier who joins the Red Army and has to live with the guilt of having shot and killed his brother-in-law.

They have been translated into at least 35 languages. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. When he then obsessively continues to carry out his former orders, Siggi brings Nansen paintings that he believes to be in danger to safety.

This novel feels a lot like The Tin Drum in terms of the first-person voice, the humor, the fast pace of the prose, and the off-centeredness with which the stories are told.

Siegfried Lenz: Deutschstunde [German Lesson]

Alle drie verwerkten deutschstudne becommentarieerden ze dat verleden in hun romans. Trivia About The German Lesson.

He was not allowed to paint—even in private—after