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I learned of this book here I learned of this book here East Germany, JanuaryEnrico T rmer, man of the theater, secret novelist, turns his back on art and signs on to work at a newly started newspaper Freed from the compulsion to describe the world, he plunges into everyday life Under the guidance of his Mephisto, the ever present Clemens von Barrista, the former aesthete suddenly develops worldly ambitions even he didn t know he hadThis upheaval in our hero s life, mirrored in the vaster upheaval gripping Germany itself after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the birth pangs of a reunified nation, is captured in the letters Enrico writes to the three people he loves most his sister, Vera his childhood friend Johann and Nicoletta, the unattainable woman of his dreams As he discovers capitalism and reports on his adventures as a businessman, he peels away the layers of his previous existence, in the process creating the thing he has dreamed of for so long the novel of his own life, in whose facets contemporary history is captured Thus Enrico comes to embody all the questionable aspects not only of life in the old Germany, but of life in the Germany just taking formOnce again Ingo Schulze proves himself a master storyteller, with an inimitable power to reconjure the complete insanity of this wildest time in postwar German history As its comic chronicler, he unfurls a panorama of a world in transformation and the birth of a new era Gesellschaftsportr t mit sp rbaren L ngen. Ich war sofort fasziniert wegen der Form wie alles geschrieben war.Leider kann ich das Buch nicht zusammenfassen,und dass weil wirklich nichts ich zu einer Idee zusammenbringen kann.Ich sage eins ausfuhrlich beschriebene Lebensmomente Es riecht sehr viel nach Thomas Mann.Fur mich bedeutet dieses Buch einfach das Aufzahlen aller Gedanken des Autors auf einmal reingeschrieben ohne Nachschreibungen.Es hatte eine Ende aber konnte ruhig noch weiter und weiter gehen und keiner wurde sagen Jetzt Ich war sofort fasziniert wegen der Form wie alles geschrieben war.Leider kann ich das Buch nicht zusammenfassen,und dass weil wirklich nichts ich zu einer Idee zusammenbringen kann.Ich sage eins ausfuhrlich beschriebene Lebensmomente Es riecht sehr viel nach Thomas Mann.Fur mich bedeutet dieses Buch einfach das Aufzahlen aller Gedanken des Autors auf einmal reingeschrieben ohne Nachschreibungen.Es hatte eine Ende aber konnte ruhig noch weiter und weiter gehen und keiner wurde sagen Jetzt sind mal aber am Ende Tedious read I struggled to finish this book Uninteresting characters, pointless commentary in too many footnotes, and ultimately a theme that has far better execution in other novels by far better writers The reviews that attracted me to the book was sadly wrong, wrong, wrong I am willing to believe for a very little while longer that the novel is just not Schulze s best medium for writing because, after all, his short story that I have read were not so bad Butonly for a little wh Tedious read I struggled to finish this book Uninteresting characters, pointless commentary in too many footnotes, and ultimately a theme that has far better execution in other novels by far better writers The reviews that attracted me to the book was sadly wrong, wrong, wrong I am willing to believe for a very little while longer that the novel is just not Schulze s best medium for writing because, after all, his short story that I have read were not so bad Butonly for a little while Forse questo romanzo desta maggior interesse a chi ha vissuto in Germania durante il crollo del muro Per me, invece, troppo frammentario, troppo ricco di particolari, di eventi privati che non danno una visione organica della storia Tutto ci appesantisce molto la lettura l dove si cerca coerenza narrativa degli eventi storici si trovano vicende private noiose, senza per che queste si aggreghino per formare una storia. I wanted to read a book by a highly regarded contemporary German author The subject sounded interesting because it took place during and immediately after the fall of the Wall However the writing is extremely dense and the book is much too long for the story bring told. This is really, really, really good, but that said, I think you may find it annoying if you have never lived in Germany, aren t familiar with communist societies, and don t have the dates of 1989 1990 burned in your memory Still, it really is the best thing I ve read about the fall of the wall. I guess that writing this book must have been really interesting and enjoyable The book is an artwork itself but I only started enjoying reading it starting on page 500 Sometimes it reminded me of D rrenmatt s dialogues but the book has some lengths. New Yorker 12.22.08, translation by John E Woods.