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The Invention of Curried Sausage is an ingenious, revealing, and delightful novel about the invention of a popular German sidewalk food. Uwe Timm has heard claims that currywurst first appeared in Berlin in the 1950s, but he seems to recall having eaten it much earlier, as a boy in his native Hamburg, at a stand owned and operated by Lena Brücker. He decides to check it out. Although the discovery of curried sausage is eventually explained, it is its prehistory - about how Lena Brücker met, seduced and held captive a German deserter in Hamburg, in April, 1945, just before the war's end-that is the tastiest part. Timm draws gorgeous details from Lena's fine-grained recollections, and the pleasure these provide her and the reader supply the tale's real charm.

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An ingenious, revealing, and charming tale about the invention of a popular German sidewalk food by a woman who met, seduced, and held captive a deserter in April, 1945, just before the war's end.

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Here is what German author/narrator Uwe Timm uncovers about a popular German sidewalk food, curried sausage. Convinced the delicacy did not originate in Berlin, Timm tracks down its creator, one Lena Brucker, now living in a retirement home. Thus the tale of how curried sausage came to be is the romantic story of Lena Brucker's life.

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Uwe Timm was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1940. After apprenticing as a furrier, Timm studied philosophy and philology in Paris and Munich. He is the 1989 winner of the Munich Literary Prize.

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Shawn Sebert, January 6, 2010 (view all comments by Shawn Sebert)
This book is the author's journey through his personal history to find the origin of the popular German dish curried sausage. Through his search we find an intriguing romance and a commentary on German society during and after WWII as well as finding out the unusual origin of currywurst.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811213684
Translator:
Vennewitz, Leila
Author:
Vennewitz, Leila
Author:
Timm, Uwe
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Sausages
Subject:
Alternative History
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Series Volume:
v. 24, no. 4
Publication Date:
October 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
218
Dimensions:
7.02x4.96x.61 in. .43 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An ingenious, revealing, and charming tale about the invention of a popular German sidewalk food by a woman who met, seduced, and held captive a deserter in April, 1945, just before the war's end.
"Synopsis" by , Here is what German author/narrator Uwe Timm uncovers about a popular German sidewalk food, curried sausage. Convinced the delicacy did not originate in Berlin, Timm tracks down its creator, one Lena Brucker, now living in a retirement home. Thus the tale of how curried sausage came to be is the romantic story of Lena Brucker's life.
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