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The Reader - Bernhard Schlink
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1999, ISBN: 0375707972

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Oprah Book Club® Selection, February 1999: Originally published in Switzerland, and gracefully translated into English by Carol Brown Janeway, The Reader is a brief tale about sex, love, reading, and shame in postwar Germany. Michael Berg is 15 when he begins a long, obsessive affair with Hanna, an enigmatic older woman. He never learns very much about her, and when she disappears one day, he expects never to see her again. But, to his horror, he does. Hanna is a defendant in a trial related to Germany's Nazi past, and it soon becomes clear that she is guilty of an unspeakable crime. As Michael follows the trial, he struggles with an overwhelming question: What should his generation do with its knowledge of the Holocaust? "We should not believe we can comprehend the incomprehensible, we may not compare the incomparable.... Should we only fall silent in revulsion, shame, and guilt? To what purpose?" The Reader, which won the Boston Book Review's Fisk Fiction Prize, wrestles with many more demons in its few, remarkably lucid pages. What does it mean to love those people--parents, grandparents, even lovers--who committed the worst atrocities the world has ever known? And is any atonement possible through literature? Schlink's prose is clean and pared down, stripped of unnecessary imagery, dialogue, and excess in any form. What remains is an austerely beautiful narrative of the attempt to breach the gap between Germany's pre- a contemporary,education and reference,fiction,foreign language fiction,foreign languages,genre fiction,german,humanities,literary,literature Thrillers, Vintage Books

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[SR: 1603248], Paperback, [EAN: 9780375707971], Random House, Random House, Book, [PU: Random House], Random House, The Reader (Der Vorleser) is a novel by German law professor and judge Bernhard Schlink, published in Germany in 1995 and in the United States in 1997. The story is a parable, dealing with the difficulties post-war German generations have had comprehending the Holocaust; Ruth Franklin writes that it was aimed specifically at the generation Berthold Brecht called the Nachgeborenen, those who came after. Like other novels in the genre of Vergangenheitsbewältigung, the struggle to come to terms with the past, The Reader explores how the post-war generations should approach the generation that took part in, or witnessed, the atrocities. These are the questions at the heart of Holocaust literature in the late 20th and early 21st century, as the victims and witnesses die and living memory fades. (credit: Wikipedia), 10132, Literary, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 13389, Romantic Suspense, 23, Romance, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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USA: Vintage International/Random House, 1999. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Near Fine Condition. Set in Post-war Germany, 15 year-old Michael Berg falls ill on his way home from school and is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age; the story tells the tale of love and secrets, horror and compassion, as she becomes his lover. Translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway. Book is clean and unmarked, no cover edgewear. Pages also clean and unmarked. BInding tight and square. 218 pages, 1999, Vintage International/Random House, New York, New York, USA, Vintage International/Random House, 1999

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New York: Vintage International, 1998. Reprint. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 218 pp. Second printing thus. A clear plastic adhesive tape has been placed over the covers for protection. The binding is tight and square, and the text is clean. Translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway. "Oprah's Book Club" edition., Vintage International, 1998

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[EAN: 9780375707971], [PU: New York: Vintage Books, (1998.)], OPRAH SELECTION, MOVIE TIE-IN, LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION, Trade paperback. Novel set in postwar Germany, a haunting and erotic tale of love and secrets, horror and compassion. A NY Times Notable book and a Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. Translated by Carol Brown Janeway. Basis for the movie of the same name. Very good in wrappers (prev owner's name)

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The Reader
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Schlink, Bernhard

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Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany. When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover--then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780375707971
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0375707972
Hardcover
Paperback
Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: Random House Inc.
224 Pages
Weight: 0,209 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9780375707971

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