(DOWNLOAD) [Aller Tage Abend] Autor Jenny Erpenbeck

A Spirited Evening and Other Stories uTurns to Communism and this section was distancing and elliptical fragmented cold I realize that the style was a reflection of the rhetoric of the comrades so it was deliberate In Book IV our character s son is a central figure recounting his and his mother s life simultaneously with her death as she falls down the stairs if only she d stepped differently if only if only By Book V she is an old woman I had some trouble fully imagining her in a retirement home These are minor complaints and probably my failure as a reader and not legitimate problems with the book The return of the Goethe volumes and the resonances from all the possible lives moved me I had been listening to the audio of Moorehead s tragic Holocaust history A Train in Winter in the days leadingp to reading this and the horrors of death camps and the human struggle against meaningless evil were informing my reading of Erpenbeck The twentieth century itself the century of thanatos and Germany are backdrops essential influences and I felt invited to apply the If only Manhattan Music uestions to the great wars and deaths of the century The Lord gave and the Lord took away her grandmother said to her at the edge of the grave But that wasn t right because the Lord had taken away much than had been there to start with and everything her child might have become was now lying there at the bottom of the pit waiting to be coveredp This book is full of horrors The horror of losing your newborn child The horror of being a stranger Doc: The Rise and Rise of Julius Erving unwanted and frownedpon The horror of oppression persecution war death The wound of a country that suddenly finds itself split in two families separated people labeled as second class citizens And then all the Der kleine Prinz uestions overruled by a single phrase what if What if we had the chance to live again To witness death and birth and wait for the cycle to start anew This is the background of Jenny Erpenbeck s haunting novel in a beautiful soulful translation by Susan Bernofsky In a story that spans countries and eras our journey starts in Galicia at the end of the 19th century A young couple of mixed religious background loses a baby girl The pain isnbearable the aftershock of the tragic loss comes swiftly and violently In books connected by intermezzi Erpenbeck takes Japan's Holy War: The Ideology of Radical Shinto Ultranationalism us on a journey to Europe and its turbulent History Our guide The girl that died Erpenbeck imagines how her life could have turned out if she had been given a second chance her choices and relationships in the heart of two countries whose course in History has been stormy to say the least Germany and Russia The newly arrived ship lies safely in the harbour But nothing is known of the one just setting sail What will be its fate Who knows whether it will successfully withstand the storms awaiting it Erpenbeck writes and her words enter your soul and mind and haunt you for days The essence of the story is overcoming ordeals and sometimes this is just not possible How do you overcome the loss of a child It is against the law of Nature it is Hell on Earth The paragraphs describing the mother s pain and the superstitions related to Death are powerful and poignant The claustrophobic feeling created by all thennecessary do gooders who believe they know what is right In addition to biological death there is also another kind of loss The need to abandon your homeland in search of a better life The ordeal of the immigrants arriving in New York the move to Vienna to Prague and Moscow the

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who found isolated and downgraded in the blink of an eye There is no home for the ones who are rejected by society and the domestic environment is no less harsh or oppressive Hear my prayer O Lord and give ear The Trickster Makes A Match unto my cry hold not thy peace at my tears for I am a stranger with thee and a sojourner as all my fathers were Religion plays a significant role in the story Christian and Jewish citizens fall in love with each other people are branded because of their religious beliefs hunted and massacred Throughout the story the writer poignantly demonstrates how we all share the same feelings despite the fact that we may pray differently People of different religions and nationalities arenited by the same hardships and fears No matter how we call God we all want one thing Peace Someone should declare war on war War is the bane of our existence Erpenbeck ses ominous symbols like lightning storms and earthuakes to refer to eras shaken by the vicious human nature It doesn t matter where we are Vienna Prague Moscow or Berlin Whether we are in 1920 or in 1938 when Hitler s darkness spread over Europe leading to the Second World War when Stalin S Dominance In The s dominance in the Union became absolute Sometimes peace seems only an illusion in the darkest moments of History and the period following a war is even difficult because societies are in ruins and populations are devastatedErpenbeck enriches the novel with various cultural and historical references She vividly paints the various eras and places of action The descriptions of the Viennese streets are so beautiful Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss a favourite operetta Oscar Wilde s Salome one of my favourite plays Ibsen s The Wild Duck the legend of Melmoth Rosa Luxemburg the KGB the daily life in the GDR the massacre in Lviv pass before our eyes In various writing styles stream of consciousness monologue npunctuated dialogue non linear before our eyes In various writing styles stream of consciousness monologue npunctuated dialogue non linear Erpenbeck writes about motherhood death despair and hope ending in the time of the Reunification of Germany Time means everything and nothing Nothing changes and yet fundamental alterations take place in the blink of an eye What would have happened ifThe eternal nanswered Country of Ash: A Jewish Doctor in Poland, 1939-1945 uestion that defines History and the fate ofs all You do not want to miss this masterpiece And what is the deepest layer one can lay back Rfen Blick auf die Verzweigungen an denen sich Grundlegendes entscheidet Die Hauptfigur ihres Romans stirbt als Kind Oder doch nicht Stirbt als Liebende Oder doch nicht Stirbt als Verratene Als Hochgeehrte Als von allen Vergessene Oder doch nicht Meisterhaft n. N the end does coming clean mean scraping the very flesh of your bones And then what are bones My reviews can also be found on Already the title of Jenny Erpenbeck s new novel ALLER TAGE ABEND THE END OF ALL DAYS gives me pause It is an old fashioned phrase that goes back at least to Martin Luther The story begins at the grave site of a baby girl and while the grandmother accepts this death without estioning the why the thoughts of the mother wander into all the possible future lives that the girl might have had One death is not the end of all days first spoken by the grandmother becomes the The Trail of the Wild Rose underlying theme that weaves through the book The author builds her novel around the fundamentalestion what if What coincidences The Earth From The Air 365 Days unforeseen encounters personal actions or external events shape our lives could have shaped the life of this one nameless little girl From that first scene of mourning and grief Erpenbeck spins an extraordinary and complex narrative in which she intertwines a personal intimate family story of three generations with pertinent political events and historical changes taking place in the course of the twentieth century from 1902 to 1992 Brilliant Without hesitation very rare for me I can say that this is the most powerful and thought provoking book I have read this year if not longerIn five books each linked to the next by an intermezzo the author composes the novel like a musical arrangement a symphony maybe where each book has its own style and rhythm yet picksp one or another elements from the previous only to develop it into another variation of the nderlying theme what if The language can be stark or lyrical the rhythm slow or fast All depends on the pace of the story and images created Nonetheless each book contains its concrete setting in time and place This could be Galicia home of the Jewish grandmother Vienna Siberia Berlin Each locale has a role to play in the story s events as it does in the historical contexts Each politically pertinent period is explored through the personal lens of the protagonists a very effective way to bring difficult concepts to the fore such as the Stasi system of neighbours spying on neighbours or the degrading self critiue common in the Soviet UnionLike in her award winning novel VISITATION and other works Erpenbeck is hesitant to give personal names to her characters Their individuality however could not be strongly presented At the same time by not giving her characters names they can be perceived also in a broader context of human behaviour What if for example we were born nder different circumstances in a different place how would our lives have evolved How would we have behaved if confronted with the challenges the novel s characters haveI am very reluctant to expand on the content of the novel in a review As I said in the beginning it is one of the most engaging book I have read in Poor Percival Stories (Tale 3): How Percival Helped Jack Get Hisself Home uite some time The intense pleasure of reading ALLER TAGE ABEND operates on different levels and also lies in the step by step discover of its composition and different story lines Breathtaking vivid writing but it almost didn t feel like the writing belonged in a novel It felt like it should have been music instead As I read I got the same feeling I get when I listen to Barber s Adagio for Strings As with the Barber piece there are beautiful incantatory phrases that build to piercingly beautiful and very sad resolutions But the resolutions are lyrical and thematic rather than providing narrative closure The language does not build to a resolution as a novel typically does There is almost no sense of narrative momentum So I m not sure if I love this work as a novel to be read silently I d love this story set to music as a choral piece maybe words to be sung aloud in a holy place Ruminating over lifeReading the German author Jenny Erpenbeck always isite a challenge In this novel too you are constantly puzzling who is talking here what is it about how does this chapter relate to the others etc Endless estions that may not even be relevantWhat keeps recurring is the theme of the leanness of life a child s life that is broken in the bud by cot death a girl who suddenly commits suicide together with a boy an activist woman who "is constantly on her guard against the betrayal of Communist friends a celebrated East German writer who s reputation is annulled " constantly on her guard against the betrayal of Communist friends a celebrated East German writer who s reputation is annulled the Wall fell a demented 90 year old woman who dies in a desolate retirement home You cannot call this plifting reading and with a German title as Aller tage Abend always evening that was predictable In every episode death has the final word as it should be or shouldn t itThe interlude pieces suggest that Erpenbeck always be or shouldn t itThe interlude pieces suggest that Erpenbeck always an episode of the life of a woman in very different contexts a woman who could in fact always be the same person resurrected in a different time in a different context given some kind of coincidence One of the intermezzos is a long staccato of what if sentences and this makes you conclude that with a small change a handful of snow lifes can take a completely different turn and can be revived endlessly But you are not going to hear me say that this is the message that Erpenbeck has put into this novel she is intelligent enough to leave that to the readerJust like in Heimsuchung Visitation the very dramatic German history of the 20th century forms the background for this novel and of course this volatility lends itself perfectly to the very changeable situations she describes Once again this is done in a very ingenious way with intertwined stories that Moja Wojna ultimately refer to each other And again regularly there are appealing poetic passages But I personally found that first novel Visitation to be homogeneous and successful in this regard In any case Erpenbeck definitely is a writer for ruminant. D lebendig erzählt Erpenbeck wie sich was wir »Schicksal« nennen als einnfassbares Zusammenspiel von Kultur Survivors (Morningstar Strain und Zeitgeschichte von familiärennd persönlichen Verstrickungen erweist Der Zufall aber sitzt bei alldem »in seiner eisernen Stube nd rechnet?. Aller Tage AbendI have read 50% of this book and I am no further on than when I had 1% read as this book is making absolutely no sense to me When is the right time to give p on a book I hate giving Eine kurze Geschichte vom Glück up on a novel but I am getting zero satisfaction from this story and frustration is starting to set in So I think now is the time to part company with this one One of the difficulties for me is that neither the main character or her parents sister husband grandparents and great grandparents are given names in the 50% that I read I found this made the story or storiesite difficult to follow as was the 5 versions of the life and death of the protagonist I was reading this on holiday and thought AAAhhhhhhh enough is enough Death After DeathI read the first long section of this intricate novel in German as Aller Tage Abend over a year ago It was about the time that Kate Atkinson s Life After Life was going to press so there can be no accusation of plagiarism between the two authors but the concepts are nonetheless very similar Atkinson tells a forty year story in which a setback in one chapter an infant s death say is immediately followed by another in which that outcome is erased and replaced by an alternative version Erpenbeck does much the same only with fewer sections five to Atkinson s fifty or and a longer time span virtually the whole of the last century but I think with greater depthThe n There were moments of great beauty and poignancy in this book but for some reason it just left me a bit cold I never really felt a connection The lack of character names didn t really work for me I found it too baffling Probably a case of it s not the book it s me but still I feel slightly relieved to have finished Incredibly brilliant writing on essentially the interconnections between a series of alternate Företagets lönsamhet, finansiering och tillväxt : mål, samband och mätmetoder universes I bought the book without knowing anything about it except my affection for Erpenbeck and I think I might have benefited from not knowing the concept which has been spoiled all over Goodreads but I won t address it here This is structurally fascinating 5 linked short novels that congeal into a whole that sumsp a life better than a realist novel could There are stylistic differences based on era that help set the books apart My plea is to give it through part two The Miseducation of Women until then it might feel a bit cliched but she s building something wonderful here This complaint is nothing definitive but I found myself drifting when I read it particularly at the confusing beginning of part 3 there s a reason it is written the way it is but I think it s a misstep Part 4 is the highlight of the book and has an absolute sublime 3 pages 107 109 in my edition that sing This is a sad sad sad piece of fiction so bear that in mind too It s not really like anything else which is its bestality A child dies But this is not the end no the beginning What if she hadn t died What if her life went on and she died in the despair of Lonesome River unreuited love or in a senseless pogrom of Trotskyite elements or celebrated at the height of literary fame or in obscurity forgotten and alone in an old people s home What does it take to survive the twentieth century To be tossed on the waves of two wars the Spanish flu economic collapse totalitarian regimes the fall of communism and yet keep bobbingp to the surface How do you cheat death waiting just outside the window A lump of "snow a patch of ice different clothes a party functionary who " a patch of ice different clothes a party functionary who your apple strudel the right foot instead of the left on the stairs Life as contingent death as a freak the step between the two worlds no than a breath Unless you are the old great grandfather
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whom dying like crossing a vast room whose far side is not visibleThis is a boldly conceived story and magnificently executed Jenny Erpenbeck s sixth book is about the contingency of life and mid Europe From 1902 To 1992 That Might Sound A Little from 1902 to 1992 That might sound a little to take great npalatable lumps of philosophy and history but although she offers s here five possible biographies she never lets her gaze wander from the human individual the human cost the human pain Her tone is Affective Societies: Key Concepts uiet fatalistic melancholy the five sections vary in pace and perspective Erpenbeck seems to have a marked distaste for handing out names the child in The Old Child and Other Stories never has one at all and most of the people in Visitation are referred to in their role the gardener the architect the architect s wife Here the women are mother grandmother That works fine as long as there are no than three generations Here there are four Tinyibble It keeps you on your toes The first two sections of this novel took my breath away I slowed my pace down to a close reading level absorbing the resonances between the first two possible lives of this girl child and entertaining the possibilities in subtle shifts that might change a life I immediately found it profound than Kate Atkinson s Life After Life which starts at a galloping pace and a very different style An infant who suffers a crib death finds herself with suicidal ideations in another life Does he know what a burden she is finding life which from inside always looked to her like a sphere with perfectly smooth black walls and you keep running and running and there isn t even a shabby little door to let you outI cleared my Sunday evening it was just me and the cat to read the second half the three seuential possible lives of the character that take The Genus Diospyros in Ceylon, Vol. 1: Its Morphology, Anatomy, and Taxonomy (Classic Reprint) up near where the previous ended The what might have happened if this was different or if one tiny change was made I felt challenged as a reader to enter the later lives as deeply as I had the early lives I was still absorbing the impact of the first 100 pages I wished for the Books to be longer so that I could spend time with her in each new setting In Book III the character. Wie lang wird das Leben des Kindes sein das gerade geboren wird Wer sind wir wennns die Stunde schlägt Wer wird Bluewater Sailing on a Budget umns trauern Jenny Erpenbeck nimmt ns mit auf ihrer Reise durch die vielen Leben die in einem Leben enthalten sein können Sie wirft einen scha. ,