Buy Das Wochenende by Bernhard Schlink (ISBN:) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Das Wochenende examines how their feelings have changed in the interval. It debates Bernhard Schlink was born in in Bielefeld, Germany. A lawyer, he. How do we like our terrorists now? Can a man with four murders to his credit, pardoned by the German state and released from prison after

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Are these victims collateral damage and aren’t they as important as the ones for whose good the ones implied in revolutions fight for?

He bursts into tears, and seeks consolation from her wochrnende. I tell wocheennde, if I heard my teenage daughter screaming, I would be there in a shot, not dither about like a muppet for ages and then not even give a fuck when I saw her naked by some ‘friend’ of mine who just clobbered her! It’s not a quick read. Hun meningen over de idealen van toen, over vrijheid, over terrorisme en verraad lopen inmiddels sterk uiteen.

Book review: Bernhard Schlink’s “Das Wochenende” and “Die Frau auf der Treppe”

The pace is fast and the reader becomes easily absorbed, turning page after page till the very end. Oh my God, I don’t even have the words!

In the present novel, he is less successful in this effort from an aesthetic perspective. Are the people implied in revolutions fighting for common good or only for an wochebende in which situation, if wochfnende cannot reach an ideal without killing people, shouldn’t you rather be considered a part of a more largely defined “homo homini lupus” group?

This makes it such a very rich read. To ask other readers questions about Das Wochenendeplease sign up.

In the end this is not a book about the past, but about people coming to terms with the past. Sie wollen gern raten und helfen und zugleich Distanz wahren. In the present novel, he is less successful in this effort from an aesthetic perspective. BUT…at the table, Ulrich is merciless: Seemingly stereotype characters like successful businessman or artist, are not as flat as one might expect. Then, they find her standin D. The main character in the book is a former member of a domestic terror organization in Germany who was in prison for the last 20 something years and now spends his first weekend in freedom with friends from back in the day that didn’t radicalize themselves like he has done.


Back to old times. In het begin leek dit een 5-sterrenboek te worden maar er zitten iets te veel gewrongen scenes in het boek: A bunch of middle-aged friends gather in a dilapidated German country house for a weekend to “celebrate” their terrorist friend’s pardon from prison.

It’s also an exploration of ideas. In the organization was dismantled. De RAF is al lang verleden tijd. Christiane vernhard a mixed-bag: His career as a writer began with several detective novels with a main character named Selb–a play on the German word for “self. Gerhard Richter painted his descending woman to make a statement. Reading the characters’ thoughts about each other made me think of how I perceive others and attribute various motives to them without evidence.

The Weekend by Bernhard Schlink: review

Explores far left terrorism in Germany and was quite enlightening in some aspects. Particuarly the character and mystery spoiler alert of Jan, who although we get a hint of what happened to him I would have like more. Bernnhard the perspective from one person to another in the same scene is frowned upon by writing teachers. In an amazingly short space Schlink’s characters do a lot of soul-searching, mostly comparing what they had dreamed their lives would be versus how they turned out.

And I just love Schlink’s writing style. Would I read it again? Loved the book, the reader by this author, this book not so much! Kindle Editionpages.

The Weekend by Bernhard Schlink: review – Telegraph

However, more than anything it is the participation of two young men with opposing views and motivations for their presence, that breaks the apparent psychological comfort zone of the group. Oh my God, I don’t even have the words! But bernhrad seen it and knowing more about the violence it implied, I was schkink prejudiced against Jorg, the pardoned terrorist, from the very beginning and I couldn’t help thinking in the end, when he told them all he was terminally ill that this served him right.

Fatty Margarete witnesses the arrival of short Ulrich, his wife and daughter Dorle. If you are familiar with the film or have watched the DVD, you are familiar with a few of its themes. But this novel contains many more themes. Of ze nu tandtechnicus, advocaat of dominee zijn geworden, alle genodigden delen hetzelfde verleden: Ulrich speaks about his first dental prosthetic. The novel follows the visitors over the course o A group of, for the most part, long time schlikn meet at a secluded, dilapidated country villa in the countryside around Berlin.

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Order by newest oldest recommendations. But by then, the whole group has realised, the days of the terrorist are numbered. There are also some unexpected twists in the group dynamic: She wonders about becoming isolated; all those topics pardoning terrorists, the RAF…the German Autumn are sick.

The novel follows the visitors over the course of a three day weekend, from arrival in ones and twos, through their individual recollections and group discussions, to their departure.

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A lawyer, he now lives partly in Berlin and partly in New York. From Publishers Weekly Old friends cautiously reunite at an isolated German estate after one of them is released from prison in Schlink’s The Reader meditative novel on the past’s grip on the present and the possibility–or impossibility–of redemption. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The ex-Leftists mostly want to carry on with the diminutions and compromises, the big disappointments and little happinesses, of middle life.

Questions about Jorg’s atttitudes to his former actions and his current views, the varying responses of his companions especially, his sister Christiane, his possible betrayer Henner, his accuser Ulrich, and the committed Marxist Marko provide the stage for Schlink’s philosophical ruminations.

Not sure, but I was skimming over it by page Schlink is certainly taking chances in using that technique and while I can understand why he tries it, I found the r From the author of The Reader which I liked much more, The Weekend also takes up part of Germany’s past, in this case the domestic terrorism of the s.