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I bought this book at the bookstore at Buchenwald. And these people, who are hurtling towards their death, would like to live, at least a little bit longer, thanks very much. The structure of the narrative confused me, and I had no idea where it was going, but as I decided that I was going to write an essay about this book, I kept going, then started semrpun after 50 pages and read it in one xemprun, albeit not in great detail, but rather almost skimming through it to find relevant passages.

Write a customer review. You become accustomed to the bizarre, the grotesque, the appalling, such that a sudden revealing of the existence of, or a confrontation with, the normal is a kind of spiritual shock.

Don’t have a Kindle? Voage happens when an immovable object meets an unstoppable force? What a Beautiful Sunday Quel beau dimanche! But I will say that I recommend reading some first-hand account.

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Andrea Bajanisec. Of course it is a difficult read, of course at times it rips your heart coyage. I ld this book because I have a particular interest in Holocaust literature; it was simply another one in a series. In the meantime I pursued my interest for Resistance and Holocaust sempdun. Second World War literature is never an easy read but this particular account of Jorge Semprun was extremely devastating an experience.


Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Maurizio Cucchiter. We took a bus from Weimar. The acidic aftertaste of a concentration camp: Fatelessness is an example of such, as is this. One has to bypass Adorno. Set loose down the Weimar road to the gates of the concentration camp.

His narrators explore how events live on in memory and means of communicating the events of the concentration camp to readers who cannot fathom that experience. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He was 19 years old when captured – fighting with the Maquis – by the Gestapo and sent on a hellish journey to Buchenwald the original Voyafe title was The Long Voyage. Paolo Di Paoloter.

Human history, and my own experiences to a lesser extent, has taught me that we are capable of, that we actively and regularly engage in, every kind of baseness, brutality or infamy. It is erected just outside Weimar, where once Goethe and Eckerman went on reflective strolls together. We were not there.

View all 4 comments. With each recounting, events take on different meanings.

Jerusalem Prize Ovid Prize Jun semrpun, Jonfaith rated it it was amazing Shelves: The hundreds packed into a freight car. I’ll not be giving this book a star-rating, because it’s impossible to rate.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. In How it Is, for example, the narrator is lying in the mud murmuring to himself, and attempting to crawl along the ground. I’m looking forward to Quel beau dimanche! Breathing is vital, if you want to live. Not women with shaved voyge, starved to death, semlrun and gassed, but women, real women, with stockings and lips and thigh-hugging skirts. On the five seemingly endless days of the journey, he has conversations that send him into daydreams about his childhood or set him fighting Resistance battles over again.


The Long Voyage

The memory of the Moselle. Prize for Literary Criticism: If it were a war, then start real little: He asks her if she could see the flames in the evening, a rhetorical question, because there is no doubt that she could.

Retrieved from ” https: I was comforted by his ideology that time passes whether we suffer or rejoice. Lampshades made out of human skin. Whenever something terrible happens — the Paris attacks, a school shooting, or whatever — people invariably express their shock and surprise, and I always feel slightly bewildered by this kind of reaction, because, although I could not possibly have foreseen these specific events, I am nevertheless profoundly not shocked nor surprised [although I am, of semprkn, deeply saddened by them].

Special award of the President: Translated from the original Spanish, the prose is simple, undemonstrative and superbly crafted. The voyage itself, a train journey, is the framework around which this astonishing narrative is constructed, as the author moves back through memory to times past and times future, always returning to a times present, a cattle truck packed full of men, a present which itself is only a memory. And what he frequently hears are screams and murmurs, complaints and threats.

The fast forward of time. Refresh and try again. Jan 06, knig rated it really liked it Shelves: