Het leven van de ander

Het leven van de ander By Hugo Hamilton Dirk-Jan Arensman, Het leven van de ander At the end of the Second World War a young mother loses her two year old boy in the bombings of Berlin She flees to the south where her father finds among the refugee trains a young foundling o
  • Title: Het leven van de ander
  • Author: Hugo Hamilton Dirk-Jan Arensman
  • ISBN: 9789029083287
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Paperback
  • Het leven van de ander By Hugo Hamilton Dirk-Jan Arensman, 1945 At the end of the Second World War, a young mother loses her two year old boy in the bombings of Berlin She flees to the south, where her father finds among the refugee trains a young foundling of the same age to replace his grandson He makes his daughter promise never to tell anyone, including her husband still fighting on the Russian front that the boy is not h1945 At the end of the Second World War, a young mother loses her two year old boy in the bombings of Berlin She flees to the south, where her father finds among the refugee trains a young foundling of the same age to replace his grandson He makes his daughter promise never to tell anyone, including her husband still fighting on the Russian front that the boy is not her own Nobody will know the difference 2008 Gregor Liedmann is a Jewish man now in his sixties He is an aging rocker who ran away from home, a trumpet player, and a revolutionary stone thrower left over from the 1968 protests On a single day spent gathering fruit in an orchard outside Berlin with family and friends, Gregor looks back over his life, sifting through fact and memory in order to establish the truth What happened on that journey south in the final days of the war Why did his grandfather Emil disappear, and why did the gestapo torture Uncle Max Here, in the calmness of the orchard, along with his ex wife Mara and son Daniel, Gregor tries to unlock the secrets of his past.
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    1. Hugo Hamilton Dirk-Jan Arensman

      Hugo Hamilton is an Irish writer.Hamilton s mother was a German who travelled to Ireland in 1949 for a pilgrimage, married an Irishman, and settled in the country His father was a militant nationalist who insisted that his children should speak only German or Irish, but not English, a prohibition the young Hugo resisted inwardly The prohibition against English made me see that language as a challenge Even as a child I spoke to the walls in English and secretly rehearsed dialogue I heard outside, he wrote later.As a consequence of this, he grew up with three languages English, Irish and German and a sense of never really belonging to any There were no other children like me, no ethnic groups that I could attach myself to.Hamilton became a journalist, and then a writer of short stories and novels His first three novels were set in Central Europe Then came Headbanger 1996 , a darkly comic crime novel set in Dublin and featuring detective Pat Coyne A sequel, Sad Bastard, followed in 1998.Following a year spent in Berlin on a cultural scholarship, he completed his memoir of childhood, The Speckled People 2003 , which went on to achieve widespread international acclaim Telling the story through the eyes of his childhood self, it painfully evoked the struggle to make sense of a bizarre adult world It triumphantly avoids the Angela s Ashes style of sentimental nostalgia and victim claims, wrote Hermione Lee in the The Guardian The cumulative effect is to elevate an act of scrupulous remembering into a work of art, commented James Lasdun in the New York Times The story is picked up in the 2006 volume, The Sailor in the Wardrobe.In May 2007, German publisher Luchterhand published Die redselige Insel The Talkative Island , in which Hamilton retraced the journey Heinrich B ll made in Ireland that was to be the basis of his bestselling book Irisches Tagebuch Irish Journal in 1957 Hamilton s most recent novel, Disguise was published on June 6, 2008.Hugo Hamilton lives in Dublin, Ireland.Source enpedia wiki Hugo_Ham

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    1. Disguise is a poignantly precise title for a novel focused on the various personae our selves consist of Sliding smoothly over several decades from the protagonist s early childhood in World War II, his youth and elderly age, this account is rich in events, but clearly dominated by reminiscence and questioning Despite some forceful wartime images and lyrical still life shots, the plot pivots around a deeply personal matter the protagonist s pursuit of his own possibly lost identity and the doubt [...]


    2. Texte aust re sur un sujet grave, Comme Personne s ouvre sur un champ de ruines dans le Berlin d vast de la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale C est l que vit Maria Liedmann, l qu elle assiste la fin tragique de Gregor, son fils unique de 3 ans, emport dans son sommeil pendant un bombardement Maria d cide alors de quitter cette ville, qui n est autre que le tombeau de son fils et o plus rien ne la retient d sormais Elle rejoint son p re, Emil, en route pour le Sud de l Allemagne, o ils esp rent t [...]


    3. I thought this book was pretty damn close to brilliant It is set in the aftermath of the Holocaust and centers on the life of one man, Gregor, who was a small child during the war and who was raised by his Christian parents in Southern Germany When he is a teenager, Gregor is told by a family friend that he is not actually the biological child of his parents that, in fact, the real Gregor was killed as a young boy when a bomb hit his home in Berlin and that, in fact, Gregor was a Jewish boy who [...]



    4. An interesting well written book The first book I ve read by this author One of the problems I encountered was that the first chapter was so engaging and well written that the second and those that followed seemed to fall flat The premise being and this is no surprise, given away in that very first chapter is that a boy dies in a bomb raid on Berlin in WWII and is substituted by another boy, perhaps a Jewish orphan, under a deep and unwavering secret, leaving the boy wondering throughout his lif [...]


    5. I was impressed by the writer s thorough and pervasive insight into this chapter of German history, which is known as The Zero Hour, right after WW II ended, and how the damage done by the Nazis has shaped the survivors for decades to come Even though he has a German mother, Hamilton was born and raised in Ireland Therefore, his understanding of the emotional turmoil in post war Germany is profound and stirring In this respect, the novel is quite a feat However, I never quite warmed up to the ch [...]


    6. This was an interesting story taking place at the end of WWII A young mother loses her child in a bombing in Berlin and finds a child of the same age who has been separated from his Jewish parents She raised him as her own and keeps the secret Like most secrets, they come to light at some point and the boy spends his life trying to fit in, find out who he really is all the time his mother who raised him denies the truth.It was very interesting to see the war from the standpoint of the German peo [...]


    7. Very real story The flashbacks and crossing over of generations going from the main character s grandfather and father who had suffered during WWII, down to children and grandchildren using cell phones is interesting Time seems to be flexible It is basically a post war novel with some of its ramifications identity seeking, how to cope with trauma, return, loss, silence and secrets.


    8. Very disappointing after the brilliance of his memoir, The Speckled People Badly structured too much undigested history albeit fascinating , 2D characters, and weak resolution Hugo can write, but he needs a good editor


    9. This is a tale set in post WWII Germany written by a man with a German mother Irish father He grew up in Ireland and was allowed to speak only Gaelic, and his struggles with his own sense of identity are reflected in this novel.


    10. Fiction book about a boy in WWII who may or may not be a German or a Jewish survivor Good writing, but not as good as the two memoirs by this Irish German author.



    11. Strange kind of book from Hugo Hamilton Struggled through to the end, but not a book I particularly enjoyed Just seemed to have no real sense of direction and storyline wasn t that interesting.


    12. sol ip sism1 The theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist 2 Extreme preoccupation with and indulgence of one s feelings, desires, etc egoistic self absorption.


    13. It is taking me entirely too long to read this book, which leads me to believe I don t really like it even thought I think I like it.


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