Shelves: immortal One of the best experimental-procedural novels, full stop. All the more amazing for Abish having never been to Germany yet so as to not color his titular question one way or another. Vie Deutsch Ist Es? There will be a quiz.
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This is the introduction to the German Sontag. SinceAbish has taught at several eastern universities and colleges. Each chapter of that book played pseudo-alliterative rules: Yow day of abizh exchanges.
You are commenting using your Twitter account. In he published Double Vision: Refresh and try again. Do i then leave the fainting person there and do it myself, or do I take care of the fainting person first? Sep 12, Jane rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It stems from theif infamous ANGST— an all-pervasivd anguish and anxiety for and about life, of what cannot be controlled in life.
And from there the plot and sub-plot becomes so multi-layered I wanted to hurt someone. Abish, Walter. The Hargenaus were once a noble and revered family. The simplicity of the writing is deceptive. His young fashionable Germans are sophisticated, but the real German hardcore 68ers like their Japanese counterpartsthose, that stopped talking and screwing around and started to act revolutionary were a completely different species.
Helmuth is a prosperous architect and Ulric It took me much longer js expected to finish this book.
Jun 15, Nick rated it liked watler. And probably the irony and the power of the very essence of Germanness is that it can be both a fascinating and a terrifying thing. Not only the two brothers, but also their old butler and some of the waletr in their lives narrate.
It does full justice to an exploration of post-war Germany with necessary nuance and memory-play, as well as dark humor. Much reflection with characters discussing all sorts of issues they consider meaningful. It has that same awe-inspiring feeling of being planned down to the last letter, while still seeming to reveal itself completely organically.
The other salient plot element is his former unwitting? One of the best experimental-procedural novels, full stop. For all its seriousness the book is also very funny. As the title infers, Abish is interested in the question of how uniquely German the Holocaust was, and how its people could have committed such an act.
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The simplicity of the writing is deceptive. Dec 13, L rated it it was ok Shelves: Erika, he called from the window. As the title infers, Abish is interested in the question of how uniquely German the Holocaust was, and how its people could have committed such an act. I love Germany — I love the culture, I love most of the literature, I love the language and the history. Walter Abish is an American author of experimental novels and short stories. How German Is It is perhaps his most celebrated novel, and certainly his most complex. This is the introduction to the German Sontag.
How German Is It (Wie Deutsch ist es)