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Das Treffen in Telgte

Summary ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Günter Grass

Reign interests while German authors struggled bitterly with
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own ethnic and how to cope with their collective complicity in the death and devastation that had just ended Yikes I TELL A LIE I M tell a lie I m currently reading it I m too scared to I need somebody out there to give me some encouragement I was thinking of Matt but I see it s only on your to be done shelf I ve been reading German literature etc from straight after WWII and this seems like I should give it a go but when I opened it p I discovered really I had to start at the end with up I discovered really I had to start at the end with rather terrifyingly complicated account of the period in which it is set and the people whom the reader will meet To be honest I put it back on my physical to read shelf How to overcome my cowardice Writing a novella that goes back 300 years touches the present and reaches far into the future making the reader s mouth wat I do not like this book Here are my complaints It s written in a style like those classical era novels think Kleist but not as interesting It gives place and time but then the author fails to draw the reader in text A lot of petty trivialities some incidences that could be funny but aren t and discourses in poetics that are neither funny or inspiring It s agony to read I only finished it because it was short This was one of the forgotten fare of one of those Grass clusters in the late 1990s I reread this a few years ago after reading CV Wedgwood s history of the Thirty Year War It is certainly thinner Grass euating his own Gruppe 47 with the efforts to restore civilization after that bloodbath in the anything but Holy Roman Empire I can t account for the low rating for this Grass work A lot of the complaints seem to stem from the lack of historical knowledge of the characters involved on the part of the readers but shit that s your fault not Grass My edition had a snazzy little character sheet in the back that would tell you everything you need to know from Albert the composer who warned against playing like chopping cabbage and Zesen who coined the German euphemism Jungfernzwinger virgin s dungeon for a conventAs you can. LiteratureGünter Grass infuses his cast of historic characters with tremendous vitality and authentic detail displaying his genius for bringing horrendous or comic incident alive The most flamboyant ribald and generous character is a tra. ,
The idea behind the book is not Bad At All And That Was The at all and that was the why I read it but the never ending phrases and the language just made me feel like I was chewing on something for hours and could not swallow At page 70 I asked myself if the author is going somewhere with this story and I do not think that he did or maybe I just missed the pointI knew G nter Grass was not my cup of tea and this book confirmed it yet again I admit I totally All Things Consoled uit this book about 60 pages into it I just couldn t do it any It seemed that the reader would need at least a passable knowledge of 17th century German poetry written after the 30 Year War An extensive knowledge of the Reformation relationships between Catholics and Protestants and German geography is also a good ideaGiven that I have limited knowledge of German poetry none limited knowledge of Catholicism vs Lutheranism 4 years at a Lutheran college married to a Lutheran does not a scholar make and know almost nothing about German geography I was bored and confused Mostly confusedIt is well written I m just clearly not the target audience I found the idea behind this book much interesting than its execution which comes off as dry detatched andninteresting Grass writes of a fictitious meeting of prominent literary personalities from many corners of the fractured Germany that existed at the end of the 30 Years War where the purpose of the meeting was to exlore how poetry music and the written word could bring about peace elightenment ethic identity and piety to a land plunged into dark ages The story itself has interesting character sketches especially considering how most histories of the period rarely invoke any human element eg focusing on Catholics vs Protestants or FranceSwedenBavariaetc jockeying for land grabsHowever the idea behind the book Was To Draw Parallels to draw parallels a fictitious meeting of irenicists in the 1647 and a real meeting of literary figures in post WWII Germany starting in 1947 and continuing ntil 1967 Just as in the aftermath of the 30 Years War Germany in the immediate post WWII era saw itself divided and parceled out to suit fo. In 1647 as the Thirty Years' War is drawing to its close a group of poets from all parts of Germany gather at the pilgrimage town of Telgte for the purpose of strengthening the last remaining bond within a divided nation its language and. ,
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See these are funny guys and this is a funny book Mind it no Tin Drum and Grass is clearly paying Homage His Gruppe to his 47 slices make no bones about that But it s enjoyable as Grass always is with typical rude humor farting landladies and jokes about penal castration The characters might seem thin but this is reportage than novel making with a barely disguised This is a remarkable book Set in Germany in 1647 one year before the end of the Thirty Years War a group of authors poets critics and publishers are invited to meet read and discuss each others works and above all to produce an appeal to those political powers seeking peace A fascinating look at the literary world of 17th century Germany with reference to the literary society Group 47 created in Germany after the end of the Second World War in 1947 it still has meaning whether intentional or accidental for readers in the 21st century Judge this book by its cover please The hand holding a feather to write down the story of Germany s literature is emerging from a broken landscape a Tr mmerlandschaft And such is the power of storytelling that it can go on after the country has once again been ruined by the the dark side of German culture Just like Christa Wolf in Kein Ort Nirgends G nter Grass chooses to express the pain of German literature s homelessness after the Third Reich by moving backwards in history by looking at other points in time when poets found themselves in a heap of trashed ideals He wanders back to the devastating war of 1618 1648 and lets the Baroue poets celebrate peace and disillusion at the same time Dedicated to the founder of Gruppe 47 the signal to post World War II is open and nsubtle The peace manifesto of Telgte burns and is lost illustrating the Baroue era writers powerlessness in times of political madness so what can we expect of the generation that comes after the horror of the Holocaust But the hand holding the feather goes on writing despite the impossibility of doing so Hope is that thing with feathersMagnificent Grassian prose combined with a collection of baroue poems a delicious literary dish. Nsparent counterpart of Grass Himself Grimmelshausen here callled Gelnhausen subseuently the author of Germany's great baroue novel Simplicissimus a postwar narrative as representative of its times and as outrageous as Grass's The Tin Dru.