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Siggi Jepsen, incarcerated as a juvenile delinquent, is one day assigned to write a routine German lesson on the "The Joys of Duty." Overfamiliar with these "joys," Siggi sets down his life since 1943, a decade earlier, when as a boy he watched his father, constable of the northernmost police station in Germany, doggedly carry out orders from Berlin to stop a well-known Expressionist, their neighbor, from painting and to seize all his "degenerate" work. Soon Siggi is stealing the paintings to keep them safe from his father. Against the great brooding northern landscape. Siggi recounts the clash of father and son, of duty and personal loyalty, in wartime Germany. "I was trying to find out," Lenz says, "where the joys of duty could lead a people"

Synopsis:

" marks a double triumph--a book of rare depth and brilliance, to begin with, presented in an English version that succeeds against improbable odds in conveying the full power of the original." --Ernst Pawel,

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811209823
Translator:
Wilkins, Eithne
Translator:
Kaiser, Ernst
Translator:
Wilkins, Eithne
Author:
Lenz, Siegfried
Author:
Kaiser, Ernst
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
European - German
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series Volume:
paper 15a
Publication Date:
19860431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
476
Dimensions:
8.04x5.06x1.16 in. 1.12 lbs.

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