Hemsökelse

Hemsökelse #2020

Hems kelse Att s ka sitt hem sitt ursprung och finna det hems kt Den sp klika dubbeltydigheten genomsyrar Jenny Erpenbecks kombinerade familjehistoria och tyska talskr nika F rfattarinnans barndoms sommarvi
  • Title: Hemsökelse
  • Author: Jenny Erpenbeck Ulrika Wallenström
  • ISBN: 9789100123505
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Paperback
  • Att s ka sitt hem sitt ursprung och finna det hems kt Den sp klika dubbeltydigheten genomsyrar Jenny Erpenbecks kombinerade familjehistoria och tyska 1900 talskr nika F rfattarinnans barndoms sommarviste vid en sj utanf r Berlin har hyst hela den moderna tyska historien och nu ber ttar hon i tolv lyriskt formulerade novelliknande biografier om Weimarrepubliken, TredjeAtt s ka sitt hem sitt ursprung och finna det hems kt Den sp klika dubbeltydigheten genomsyrar Jenny Erpenbecks kombinerade familjehistoria och tyska 1900 talskr nika F rfattarinnans barndoms sommarviste vid en sj utanf r Berlin har hyst hela den moderna tyska historien och nu ber ttar hon i tolv lyriskt formulerade novelliknande biografier om Weimarrepubliken, Tredje riket, DDR och det terf renade Tyskland En tidens byggnad r detta hus, speglande sig i sj n alltmedan den grymma historien p g r, och till slut ett offer f r den obarmh rtigt sv ngande rivningspendeln.
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    Home is where the heart is Reading Neil MacGregror s fascinating Germany Memories of a Nation a few months ago amply affirmed I still have a long path to go in the sighting of Germany s history and literature Sensing this need, two marvelous friends were so kind to bring Jenny Erpenbeck s novels to my attention, in particular Visitation Heimsuchung As Visitation is fiction which is ingeniously connected with episodes from Germany s troubling contemporary history, this short novel was a treat I c [...]

    That it was published by New Directions played a significant role in my deciding to read this book before others I have lined up for the Women in Translation Month, and I thank my luck that I did The protagonist of the novel is a house, a lakeside property outside Berlin, which has witnessed history s mood swings from its origins as a pine forest owned by a local town mayor back in the 1600s CE down to our present times when the knocking down of the Berlin Wall forced it to change its inhabitant [...]

    Long time ago, in different time, in other era, when the world was young yet, when these hillocks were part of huge mountain range a glacier went through, crushing everything on its way, changing lay of the land, curving rocks and forming basins which filled with water Former inhabitants, lions and saber toothed tigers gone and then we entered on the scene, embracing that land and naming lake between hills the Sea of the Mark Brandenburg.Between silent green hummocks, amid pine grooves and alder [...]

    Imagine a geologist examining a cross section of a landscape He would point out why this layer of rock is so compressed and why that one is less so, why this layer of gravel was trapped just there and what the shape and age of those fossils indicate He would read the layers of the landscape as if he was reading a history book with illustrations Jenny Erpenbeck reads the layers of twentieth century Germany in a similar way Just as pockets of petrified sand beneath bedrock can still display a wave [...]

    oh, i love it when i get to review a book that elizabeth has just reviewed as though i am going to be able to add anything to the discussion except a weak echo of i agree this book is good so i will just quickly relate my experience with this book which is indeed pretty great.but not at first first it was killing me with boredom i have been reading too much teen fiction as of late, and there, the pacing is perfect for hot summer and slipping attention span this book is NOT for those who can t pa [...]

    Perhaps eternal life already exists during a human lifetime, but since it looks different from what we re hoping for something that transcends everything that s ever happened since it looks instead like the old life we already knew, no one recognizes it Yet, Jenny Erpenbeck demonstrates here that it is possible to capture the universal by examining the particular like zooming into a Mandelbrot fractal image , amazingly in only a couple of hundred pages of personal histories succeeding each other [...]

    Stunning A grand summer house on a lake just outside Berlin is the focal point of twelve stories of those who arrest a space there from the turmoil in central Europe between the Weimar Republic and the post Re unification period, with all the shifts and dislocations as ideologies and regimes pass Attempts to fix themselves to a piece of earth are fruitless In between each chapter we have the constant gardener, whose pragmatic planting, pruning and propagating is described in a tone of incantatio [...]

    One word brilliant I just had some conversation on another review of Sherwood Anderson s Winesburg, Ohio This book is similar, but masterful Sold as a novel, it is really of a novel in stories, centered around a plot of land on a lake and a house that apparently German writer Erpenbeck s family once owned This accounts for the visceral details and the heavy emotion that hangs around the events that occur during the historical time period in which this book takes place outside Berlin It is some [...]

    This is a book about a small relatively unimportant piece of land in Germany and the people who happen to have some ties to that piece of land for a hundred years or so It s just a piece of land alongside a lake Except for some little bits on construction little changes physically on the piece of land, but being that it is in Germany, and in what would be called East Germany for about half of the 20th Century, and being what history is there are quite a few questions that can be explored just by [...]

    Sometimes contact with a place transforms us Erpenbeck traces for us German history in the last century through the lives and loves of people involved with a piece of land by a lake on which sits a summer house with an eyebrow window and a roof of thatch This slim, quiet, extremely powerful novel carries with it the weight of change and allows us to inhabit history There is a stillness, reserve, and lack of sentimentality about the story which paradoxically fills us with emotion The house and ga [...]

    DissolutionThis prose poem by Jenny Erpenbeck is clearly art of the highest order, so much so that I feel a little inadequate reviewing it It is the story of a house looking over a lake in Brandenburg, not far from Berlin Built by a young architect at the turn of the century, it sees two world wars and several different regimes Its successive inhabitants come and mean to stay but increasingly they go, due to age, death, or exile But the house and land are clearly the main characters like the peo [...]

    It is very rare that a book combines a mastery of language and cadence with an assured and innovative vision to redefine the literary landscape Visitation is such a book It is, to my mind, a contemporary masterpiece.It will be widely compared, no doubt, to Simon Mawer s The Glass House, because its property on a Brandenburg lake outside of Berlin is at the heart of the novel Yet in that book, Mr Mawer sacrificed characters to themes In Visitation, Ms Erpenbeck does something far daring she focu [...]

    An instant favorite What I m most impressed with is her ability to be so distant and cold in her poetic approach, yet somehow the overall effect is relatable, and very human Often when I read books that are poetic in nature see Maud Martha, Deep North, even Silk I feel disconnected from the characters by a veil of constructed beauty But even though this book has all that beauty and construction and a huge bag of tricks to boot, I always felt emotionally involved And even though she uses her bag [...]

    The new world is to devour the old one, the old one puts up a fight, and now new and old are living side by side in a single body Where much is asked, is left out.When a home is haunted by humans for a period of time, and I say home rather than house for the neighbors and the water and the burials out of fear and desolation, a circumscribing narrative that does not sound when plucked is no narrative at all What, then, must be done Perhaps the humans with their incessant need for successive gene [...]

    This is a swirling wash of dream like fragments, memories, anchored by a lakeside home that withstands years of turbulent German history The mundane, the poetic, the profound, and the tragic mingle together, indistinguishable, as in real life I wish I could have been able to read this in the original German the translation was stunning I can only imagine how even stunning the original must have been.This book perfectly illustrates why I like so much It is translated from the German, and isn t t [...]

    msarki.tumblr post 5335709In my adult lifetime I have lived in, while remodeling, four different houses I no longer own any of these homes nor do I have any access to them other than the casual drive by But my sweat and brains remain a part of each of them, some rotting away as I am, and others being enjoyed and appreciated for the good work my wife and I did in making the houses aesthetic and hospitable when we were stewards of the properties But none of these houses will remain forever, just l [...]

    I think this may be a masterpiece, but it s not quite my cup of tea Humble, slim, direct, economical, but also panoramic, experimental, political, all it lacks unless I m missing it is a sense of humour That and an entry to the world of dreams, which for me is usually what fiction is all about It s an earthbound book, and generally I like sky, but it s as if that weddedness to the earth is a discipline, an act of contrition I respect that, but sometimes I chafed against the boundaries here A cl [...]

    A spare, stark, beautifully poetic miniature that tells the story of a house by a lake in the Brandenburg area of East Germany from the early 20th century to the present day The structure of the book is unusual, and resembles Simon Mawer s The Glass Room, in which a place remains constant while a shifting cast of occupants, tenants, invaders and usurpers uses and abuses it for a variety of different purposes This allows Erpenbeck to explore ideas of belonging to a place, ownership, inheritance a [...]

    4 and 1 2 starsI think maybe I would ve given this 5 stars if I d been able to read it straight through rather than in spurts while I was traveling It s a prose poem of a novel, slim but encompassing the history of Germany, starting with a short prologue of the Ice Age to the building of a summer house in one particular wooded area with much to follow If I knew of German history, I m sure I would ve gotten out of it but even without that knowledge, the ebb and flow of the seasons, and the pos [...]

    I loved this short book that took me three days to read The prose great translator is lyrical, poignant, factual, and subtle it short, it is beautiful This is a story about place land on a lake in Brandenberg, Germany For many generations it was in the hands of the mayor, until the mayor had no sons but four daughters In the early 20th century, the may sells the parcel meant for daughter Klara, known as Klara s Wood, in three pieces one to a cloth manufacturer who is Jewish, and one to a Berlin [...]

    What if the walls had not only ears, but eyes Ah, the stories it could tell But houses, like animals, are religiously circumspect They are reflections, too, of their owners in tastes, in care, in age Visitation is the history of a house and 12 of its owners, a satisfying sandwich of time with thin layers between owners to talk of the gardener who cares for the grounds throughout Set in Germany, the property reflects, too, that country s history.When the house is built, Erpenbeck waxes poetic on [...]

    Started and finished in a day Erpenbeck s principle dimension is time she writes about the way it leaps, stops, rebounds, folds and repeats in such muscular but effortless prose Visitation is a lot like The End of Days, or rather the other way around, and I m always fascinated when a writer is compelled to return to their subject matter It reminds me of Ali Smith s recurrent stranger at the door, and seems to indicate something powerful and profound at work If you can t tell, I adored it.

    German author Jenny Erpenbeck has written a book with interconnecting memories revolving around a beautiful place The Prologue shows the creation of a lake in the Ice Age in what someday will be the Brandenburg forest in East Germany Fast forward to modern times when a parcel of lakefront property is divided A Jewish family builds a bath house on one lot for day trips to the lake, while an architect constructs a marvelous house on the adjacent portion as a gift to his new wife.The house is occu [...]

    Colourful is only that what she can still remember, surrounded by darkness of which she is at the core, her head carries colourful memories, memories of somebody, who she was Probably was Who was she Whose head was her head Who owns the memories The Girl , who ponders these questions, is one of the protagonists in Jenny Erpenbeck s innovative and powerful novel Visitation Memories of innocent excitement and happiness of youth, of arriving, settling down, and then having to leave again and of fam [...]

    An intriguing book by a very talented writer The main character is a lake side house, grounds and gardens located in Brandenburg The story of the house is told through vignettes of the various occupants and visitors, from the 19th century and to late 20th The gardener is the only constant across owners.Through short, tight and poetic prose, Erpenbeck covers Germany s history, the temporary nature of life, man s greed and the beauty of the simple life She pulls no punches which includes a hauntin [...]

    Opening with the above epigraphs, Visitation is a rather stunning, although very short, novel of historical fiction that offers the stories of the inhabitants of a lakefront summer house in the woods of Brandenburg through the movement of time and history in Germany The prologue opens twenty four thousand years ago with an advancing glacier, then progresses geologically over the years until the Brandenburg lakes began to form As the land comes to be settled, it too follows a natural progression [...]

    Colourful is only that what she can still remember, surrounded by darkness of which she is at the core, her head carries colourful memories, memories of somebody, who she was Probably was Who was she Whose head was her head Who owns the memories The Girl , who ponders these questions, is one of the protagonists in Jenny Erpenbeck s innovative and powerful novel Visitation Memories of innocent excitement and happiness of youth, of arriving, settling down, and then having to leave again and of fam [...]

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