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[PDF/EBOOK] House of Exile Author Evelyn Juers – PDF & eBook


  • Paperback
  • 400
  • House of Exile
  • Evelyn Juers
  • English
  • 06 October 2018
  • 9780374533410
House of Exile

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read House of Exile read & download Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB á Evelyn Juers Evelyn Juers á 3 download Lass family in Lübeck Heinrich was one of the leading representatives of Weimar culture Nelly was twenty seven years younger the adopted daughter of a fisherman and a hostess in a Berlin bar As far as Heinrich's family was concerned she was from the wrong side of the tracksIn House of Exile Heinrich and Nelly's story is crossed with others from their circle of friends relatives and contemporaries Heinrich's brother Thomas Mann; h Ambitious by turns captivating and exasperating this sprawling book is like an enormous photomontage that popular German art form of the 1920s made up of textual mosaics from newspaper articles diary entries letters novels or on occasion FBI files These bits words phrases entire paragraphs are usually unattributed and range from notes about literature and publishing to medication pets shopping for and preparing food Juers also mines the writing of non German writers including Virginia Woolf and James Joyce to contextualize the time and the refugees situation Both style and content are arresting and Juers has mined sources unavailable to the average English speaking reader But House of Exiles is a problematic work of biography and had I not been reviewing it I would have put it down long before the ending I was in the end glad to have plowed on The work is a reuiem for a lost generation of German artists musicians and writers and those that lived for them

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read House of Exile read & download Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB á Evelyn Juers Evelyn Juers á 3 download Is sister Carla; their friends Bertolt Brecht Alfred Döblin and Joseph Roth; and beyond them the writers James Joyce Franz Kafka and Virginia Woolf among others Evelyn Juers brings this generation of exiles to life with tremendous poignancy and imaginative power In train compartments ship cabins and rented rooms the Manns clung to what was left to them their bodies their minds and their books in a turbulent and self destructive e Interesting device juxtaposing contemporaneous writers Woolf Gide with the Manns The Numbers Game rented Tall man riding. rooms the Manns clung to what was left to them their bodies their minds and their books in a turbulent and self destructive e Interesting device juxtaposing contemporaneous writers Woolf Gide with the Manns