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The German Lesson Kindle Edition
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― Library Journal
"If ever the Third Reich was pictured in microcosm, with its prejudices against people not rooted in the land, and its tiny spasms of nationalistic fervor that added up to an irrational howl in final sum, then Lenz has done it―has surpassed it."
― Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times
"The German Lesson 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, New York Times Book Review
"“Remarkable, earnest, and important.” ―The Nation"
― The Nation
"The book I have been waiting ever since the end of World War II for a German author to write."
― Kay Boyle --This text refers to the paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
- ASIN : B06Y2HQTY8
- Publisher : New Directions; Reissue edition (March 30, 2021)
- Publication date : March 30, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 1251 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 474 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #783,689 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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In examining art and censorship, Lenz mirrors his theme by painting with words - his writing mirrors painting in a way I have never seen. Subtle brushstrokes, shadows, foregrounds, background - I have never seen writing done this way. His handling of time, of art, of "invisible" paintings, of nature, of human nature, and the intricacies of memory is done so skillfully that I am spellbound the minute I pick the book up. Lenz doesn't slip up once; it's as if he is almost hypnotized by his own subject matter. In short, after 35 years of reading fine books, this one, to me, tops them all. I really wonder how many people have actually read this book and have seen it for what it is: a true masterpiece.
Top reviews from other countries
The story takes a while to get into, as the author has an idiosyncratic writing style (which I believe is well-translated) but is well-worth persevering with. It is a thought-provoking story that stays with you.