Too Far Afield (2020)

Too Far Afield From the Nobel Prize winning author of My Century and The Tin Drum a novel of broad historical proportions set in Berlin during the years of German reunification Two old men roam through Berlin obser
  • Title: Too Far Afield
  • Author: Günter Grass Krishna Winston John Hargraves
  • ISBN: 9780156014168
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the Nobel Prize winning author of My Century and The Tin Drum, a novel of broad historical proportions set in Berlin during the years of German reunification.Two old men roam through Berlin observing life in the former German Democratic Republic after the fall of the Wall in 1989 Theo Wuttke, a former East German functionary, is a keen observer and a gifted speaker.From the Nobel Prize winning author of My Century and The Tin Drum, a novel of broad historical proportions set in Berlin during the years of German reunification.Two old men roam through Berlin observing life in the former German Democratic Republic after the fall of the Wall in 1989 Theo Wuttke, a former East German functionary, is a keen observer and a gifted speaker Ludwig Hoftaller is a mid level spy whose loyalties shift with each new regime Together, both men see what the future is bringing as they try to save what they can from the past and understand the meaning of being German.A complex and challenging exploration of what Germany s reunification will mean for Germans, for Europe, and for the world Too Far Afield is a masterwork from one of Europe s greatest writers Written with the wit, fantasy, literary erudition, and political acerbity for which Grass is celebrated, it is a deeply human story laced with pain and humor in equal measure.
    Too Far Afield by Gnter Grass Grass does a fantastic job of character development in Too Far Afield, and I always came back to it in order to return to these characters Even so, I often felt bored reading Too Far Afield and complained fairly bitterly and openly about how much I disliked reading it, because I found it s As mentioned in previous reviews, a broad and deep understanding of German history would benefit appreciation of Far afield Idioms by The Free Dictionary far away from home to or in places that are not near You can hire a car if you want to explore further afield Journalists came from as far afield as China and Brazil See also afield , far , farther , further Too Far Afield Gunter Grass Nov , Too Far Afield begins with a chronology of modern German history, which Grass implicatively traces back to when French Huguenots escaping religious persecution in their native country sought refuge in Prussia Fontane, as his French Too Far Afield Grass, Gnter Sep , Too Far Afield begins with a chronology of modern German history, which Grass implicatively traces back to when French Huguenots escaping religious persecution in their native country sought refuge in Prussia Fontane, as his French TOO FAR AFIELD Kirkus Reviews Nov , Too Far Afield is reflective and intermittently discursive, perhaps as much a meditation on aging and facing death and taking stock of how honorably one has lived as it is a dramatization of the repetitive pomposity and folly of Germany then and now. Far afield Definition of Far afield at Dictionary Far afield definition at Dictionary, a free online dictionary with pronunciation, synonyms and translation Look it up now too far afield definition English dictionary for Further afield or farther afield means in places or areas other than the nearest or most obvious one further afield farther afield phrase oft from PHR They enjoy participating in a wide variety of activities, both locally and further afield If someone comes Far afield Synonyms, Far afield Antonyms Thesaurus She had lived too late in the century, and had already been too far afield in the world for that It was far afield from the anticipated humor of frivolous incidents I shall not press the point for it would lead us far afield But we need not go so far afield to explain the English victory. FAR AFIELD Contemporary British menswear with a global Far Afield mixtapes It s off to Italy for Vol , and the main man Fabrizio Mammarella As well as releasing music under his own moniker, Fabrizio also works with a variety of music projects including Telespazio and Black Spuma. Afield definition of afield by The Free Dictionary afield in or into a field especially a field of battle the armies were afield, challenging the enemy s advance unlawful to carry hunting rifles afield until the season opens afield off the subject beyond the point at issue such digressions can lead us too far afield
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    1. I am a big fan of Gunter Grass, and have read nearly everything he has written that has been translated in to English, including his essays I count some of his novels like the Tin Drum Dog Years amongst my favourite reads of all time This book, however, is not among them Long, drawn out, meandering, heavy handed I was quite excited to read this book and am left feeling quite disappointed.

    2. Reich Ranicki hat recht Autoren, die Ruhm und ein gewisses Alter erreicht haben werden nicht mehr vern nftig lektoriert Der Roman hat viele charmante Ans tze aber es hapert 1 an einem Plott und 2 ist er viel zu lang weilig Eine K rzung um ca 400 Seiten, um sich auf einen Kern zu konzentrieren w re hilfreich gewesen.

    3. This one was very much of direct interest to me, because of the subject matter Also, the author is one of my favorite 20th century German thinkers, and he had only died recently I found the story, the experiences they were conveying, the whole ambience captivating This is one of the rare books I will probably read again sometime.

    4. At the risk of turning my list into an extended love affair with Gunter Grass, I must say a few things about this recent novel This is a major work, first published in 1995, 670 some odd pages in English I must admit that for the first few hundred pages I fully intended to get rid of the book after finishing it, because the subject, nineteenth century German novelist Theodor Fontane, was not very interesting to me But let me explain the sense in which he is the subject The context of the novel i [...]

    5. As I completely enjoyed Grass older well known works der Blechtrommel, Katz und Maus I was looking forward to this book I recall both Ein Weites Feld and Grass himself were embroiled in controversy at the time after publishing due to some revelations about his SS past and so I expected it to be at least an interesting read Unfortunately this book didn t live up to that expectation It took me an eternity to read since it is, frankly, boring and repetitive and steeped in difficult to understand re [...]

    6. Parallele und verwobene Handlungsstr nge aus der Wendezeit der DDR und der Wiedervereinigung und vom Ende des 20 Jahrhunderts Die beiden Hauptfiguren aus der DDR, der Querdenker Theo Wuttke und sein Spitzel Hoftaller, sind Spiegel zweier historischer Gestalten Theodor Fontane depedia wiki Theodor_ und Tallhover depedia wiki Tallhover Die Beziehungen und Verstrickungen bis hin zu ihren Familiengeschichten wiederholen und vermischen sich und nehmen st ndig aufeinander Bezug Tats chlich fand ich mi [...]

    7. Just recently he wrote to me It was Marx s mistake to cast the pearls of his insight before the swine of a party He may be right, even if I must add that I didn t care one whit for Marx, not even during the time we shared in London Dickens had to say Social and political changes never happened without painful or tragic costs, and in reality normal people are the ones who are suffering most Although history books discuss the details of the events with obsession but there are rarely anything abou [...]

    8. It is with great sorrow that I come to the finish of Too Far Afield With the help of this book taught me volumes of German history and literature For non German readers, I highly recommend researching all the unknowns you will find in each paragraph of this large tome The rich overview of 100 years of Germania will leave you satisfied You will need months in which to plow your way through, however you will benefit in your understanding of this novel if you read Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane pri [...]

    9. As mentioned in previous reviews, a broad and deep understanding of German history would benefit appreciation of this book I found myself consistently putting it down and picking it back up Why I wondered Grass does a fantastic job of character development in Too Far Afield, and I always came back to it in order to return to these characters Even so, I often felt bored reading Too Far Afield and complained fairly bitterly and openly about how much I disliked reading it, because I found it so eas [...]

    10. Ich hielt nach dem zweiten Buch Deutsch zu schwierig und ich verpasst auch die ganze Hintergrundinformationen ber die Geschichte von Preu en ab Update ich habe es bis zum Ende gelesen, aber auf English.Mi sono fermata dopo il secondo libro che sono quasi 300 pagine comunque perch il tedesco alla fine era difficile e mi mancavano tutte le informazioni sulla storia della Germania dal momento in cui aveva smesso di chiamarsi Prussia in poi Update a causa del mio disturbo ossessivo ho dovuto finire [...]

    11. I guess this book would be OK for a German citizen or a German historian, which I am not, who would be acquainted with the many people talked about in this story I really liked The Tin Drum and hoped this would be an equal.

    12. I think I liked this better than The Tin Drum, although I would understand if most people thought I was crazy Two men, tied together through history, and making their ways through a Nazi, a communist, and a capitalist regime They push and pull, and are utterly flawed And random.

    13. You should have a thorough knowledge of German history and literature for this novel to have any context which I don t.

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