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How German is It: Wie Deutsch Ist Es: A Novel

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Publisher Comments:

The question How German Is It underlies the conduct and actions of the characters in Walter Abish's novel, an icy panorama of contemporary Germany, in which the tradition of order and obedience, the patrimony of the saber and the castle on the Rhine, give way to the present, indiscriminate fascination with all things American.

Review:

"Walter Abish poses as an American writer, but he is surely German to the core. Even the frequent mistakes in German in this novel are obviously part of his guise, a device to throw us off the track. Mr. Abish has captured the modern German ethos as have few other writers. The Hargenau brothers, sons of a father executed after the 1944 plot against Hitler, represent the Wirtschaftswunder (Helmuth, a successful architect) and the anarchism (Ulrich, a writer who befriends the anarchists, only to betray them in court later). The story takes place in Brumholdstein, a fictitious town named after a fictitious philosopher who was all too silent during the Hitler years. A mass grave is discovered during some sewer repairs; what to do about it? Abish comes up with a quintessentially German solution in this astonishing novel." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811207768
Author:
Abish, Walter
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
Brothers -- Germany -- Fiction.
Subject:
Brothers -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
19801231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
7.96x5.15x.68 in. .62 lbs.

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