KINDLE [Engel des Vergessens]


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    Read Engel des Vergessens Maja Haderlap ↠ 4 review characters Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Maja Haderlap Relatively alinear absolutely eastern European associative autobiographical or at least very true seeming novel

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    KINDLE [Engel des Vergessens] This book is presented as a novel but it's hard in reading it not to think of it as a memoir I have given some thought to what makes a novel read as a memoir and I can't uite pinpoint it but maybe we expect a novel to have a certai

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    KINDLE [Engel des Vergessens] Read Engel des Vergessens Mostly not my kind of thing but extremely artful and interesting in its own way The early chapters are bucolic which is nice for about twenty pages but perhaps ran on for too long; by far the interesting sections of the bo

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    KINDLE [Engel des Vergessens] See my full review on YouTube here was easy to love this imperfect novel translated from the German by Tess Lewis

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    KINDLE [Engel des Vergessens] This book has been on my shelf for a few months When I started to read it I recognized some of the location names because I had just been putting together the itinerary for a trip my husband and I will be taking in August that starts in Slovenia We will be spending a week on a bicycle tour that meanders back and forth across the borders of

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    KINDLE [Engel des Vergessens] characters Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Maja Haderlap Read Engel des Vergessens Soft poetic treatment of the searing effects of World War II trauma on Slovenians but all the effective for being understated A young girl gradually learns fragments of memories from her grandmother and father Beautifully written with sensitivity but never maudlin

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    KINDLE [Engel des Vergessens] I thought I had heard all the Holocaust stories there were This book proved me wrong and blew me away with some of the most beautiful imagery I've read in a long time

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    KINDLE [Engel des Vergessens] 35 Stars Angel of Oblivion seems to be two books in one a coming of age story narrated by an unnamed child growing up in SloveniaAustria some time after WWII and the memoir like story of the politicization of a woman poet who lives sometimes in Vienna and sometimes in the same setting that she does in the first part of the book The publishe

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    KINDLE [Engel des Vergessens] characters Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Maja Haderlap Angel of Oblivion is a dead on sensitive portrait of trauma over time in all its wordless gnarling Surviving as failure to thrive as resignation to forgetting remembering to coexisting with the dead and with a past that crowds out whatever else is in the room Any room anytime This is a portrait of manifold in be

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    characters Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Maja Haderlap KINDLE [Engel des Vergessens] Maja Haderlap ↠ 4 review This presents as a novel but reads much like a memoir and as far as I can make out is very firmly based on the author’s own life and family including her later career trajectory So I’m not uite sure what has been gained by writing it as a novel although perhaps because the author is a poet she found it easier to write lyrically and poetically in a work of so called fiction The book describes the experiences of the Slovenian speaking m

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Engel des Vergessens review ☆ 104 Maja Haderlap ↠ 4 review In between two hostile communities and two extremely burdened languages Slovenian a language of heroic resistance and continued humiliation and German an escape from her stifling rural upbringing but also the language of the camps which her grandmother barely survived and many other family m. See my full review on YouTube here was easy to love this imperfect novel translated from the German by Tess Lewis and overlook its flaws because of all that worked a powerful tale about a young Slovenian Austrian girl growing up in the 1960s with parents and an unforgettable indomitable grandmother doing their best to come to terms with the trauma of having lived through the Nazi occupation

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Engel des Vergessens review ☆ 104 Maja Haderlap ↠ 4 review Embers didn’t Engaging with themes of tolerance and integration of minority communities the burden of history the effects of conflicts on survivors and their children and language’s role in shaping identity Haderlap’s novel strikes at problems of paramount importance to our world today. 35 Stars Angel of Oblivion seems to be two books in one a coming of age story narrated by an unnamed child growing up in SloveniaAustria some time after WWII and the memoir like story of the politicization of a woman poet who lives sometimes in Vienna and sometimes in the same setting that she does in the first part of the book The publisher indicates that the novel is based on the life of the authorAs a very small child the narrator is attached to her grandmother than to either of her parents Her father was with the partisans during the war Tortured by the Nazis when only ten he has become a sullen angry man who is not much of a father or husband His father died in a concentration camp and his mother survived Ravensbrook by hiding within the camp until the end of the war Only his mother seems to have any real effect on his behavior The girl is sent to the taverns to get him to come home which he does only when she tells him Grandma sent her Both father and grandmother seem to despise the girl s mother for a reason that is not clear to the little girlGrandma and Father talk in great detail about the horrors of the war both for partisans who lived and died in the wilderness and for those who survived the camps My understanding at the beginning of the book was that the mother somehow disgraced the family As the girl grows older she listens to these stories which form a kind of memory for her She is also witness to similar stories told by neighbors and relatives She tries to love her father feeling empathy for what he has had to endure but his drunken suicidal rages separate him from every family memberWhat was new to me was learning that Slovenia was annexed by one nation after another Sometimes a part of Austria where schoolchildren were forced to speak German then part of Yugoslavia under the Soviets Slovenia finally became an independent nation after the fall of the Berlin wall The Slovenians were persecuted by the Nazis and the Austrian Nazi sympathizers tortured beaten and sent to camps when their family members were thought to be allied with the partisans They were primarily Catholic and their religion permeated their daily lives Many did not survive the camps and those who did were scarred physically and emotionallyAgainst her father s wishes the girl is sent to a secondary school far from home where she is a resident student throughout the school week returning home only for weekends It is here that she first begins to understand that the German speakers disdain the Slovenian children She attends classes late in the afternoon because the Slovenians share the school buildings with the German speaking children Because of language differences she is ghettoized within the school A good student and a strong willed child she succeeds academically and is able to go to Vienna for university There she becomes a poet who is fluent in both languages but writes poems only in Slovenian When she returns home on vacations she finds she doesn t fit in any But she is aware of the history of her people and highly critical of the way they have been treatedFor the first 23 of the book I was captivated by this plucky child and her brave outspoken Grandma I found their characters easy to identify with And the feelings of a small girl who witnesses her father s drunken deterioration was spot on The last third of the novel however became overtly didactic The narrator now a grown woman speaks poetically at times but for the most part tells without showing I felt it suffered from the lack of that small child s perspective I found myself underlining large portions of this part of the book however for the insight it shows for oppressed minorities can be easily applied to the events of today Over all the story of the little girl and her family is very good The portion of the book narrated by the woman she becomes felt like an essay than a novel I would recommend it however for those who like me were unaware of the suffering of the Slovenians in WWII It puts another face to the very grim period we know today as the HolocaustThanks to NetGalley and Archipelago Books for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review

Maja Haderlap ↠ 4 review

Engel des Vergessens review ☆ 104 Maja Haderlap ↠ 4 review Angel of Oblivion is based on the experiences of Maja Haderlap’s family and the Slovenian speaking minority in southern Austria many of whom fought as partisans against the Nazis during the Second World War The story centers on the experiences of a young girl learning to navigate the terra. Relatively alinear absolutely eastern European associative autobiographical or at least very true seeming novel mostly about the narrator s coming of age and awareness after WWII Her father was a partisan who resisted the Nazis a drinker a smoker scarred for life by a few years on the run The usual WWII atrocity exhibition agrarian peasant life shattered by modernity and war a consciousness coming into its own very much affected by the reverberations of conflict around her expressing itself ultimately in poetryart Very straightforward language at first when the narrator is young becomes progressively lyrical unpredictable sometimes a little flighty in an non annoying way as she matures interspersed with exposition almost like a hastily written history book A pleasant read if you like the occasional paragraphless list of brutalities and suicides Gave me a nightmare in which I escaped into the woods to hide from occupying forces Look for it from Archipelago later this summer

  • Paperback
  • 289
  • Engel des Vergessens
  • Maja Haderlap
  • English
  • 01 March 2019
  • 9780914671466