Hans erich nossack biography of christopher
We had already experienced two hundred or even more air raids, among them some very heavy ones, but this was something completely new. Seine Musik in Seiner Zeit.
Twelve Years into German.
A Tragic Dramaby Heinrich von Kleist. Hamburgby Hans Erich Nossack.
Hans Erich Nossack
Selected essays and articles. Travel and Leisure, Aug.
Носсак, Ханс Эрих
Or to notice that some escaped pet parakeets have taken to sitting in the branches of a poplar tree. Writers and artists have always proposed their own aesthetic lineage often through a process of misdiagnosing or creatively misreading the work of their predecessors and they often find ways to leave a trail of breadcrumbs between themselves and those fore-bearers they most admire. Sebald practically said as much himself in Air War and Literature.
I had not realized this book was in English. I just read it and have nothing to add. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Sebald died ten years ago last month in a tragic accident - a terrible loss for both German and English letters.
To mark the anniversary of his death I picked up his last book: In this extended essay Sebald picks up the taboo topic of the Allied aerial bombing of Germany in World War II that reduced the great historic cities to rubble and killed more thancivilians.
Sebald's central thesis is that the terrible destruction and death from the bombings induced a kind of collective amnesia in the postwar population as evidenced by the near-complete absence of any treatment of the subject in German literature. The darkest aspects of the final act of destruction, as experienced by the great majority of the German population, remained under a kind of taboo like a shameful family secret, a secret that perhaps could nt even be privately acknowledged.
Theories of Translation
It was not only the economic support of the Marshall Plan that spurred the Wirtschaftswunder - Germany's postwar Economic Miracle:.
Sebald acknowledges the few literary works that deal directly with the firebombing - especially Hans Erich Nossack's Der Untergangwhich is an eyewitness account of the carpet-bombing of Hamburg.
Nossack’s The End: Caught in the Middle
Sebald makes only passing reference to the writer Gert Ledig see my piece: Novelist of War whose masterpiece Vergeltung "Payback" is the shocking story of the firebombing of Munich. The critical reviews of Vergeltung at the time were so negative that Ledig never again found a publisher for his fiction - which only supports Sebald's central thesis of willful amnesia.
But Sebald never extends his thesis to the perpetrators of the firebombing, even though he presents the records of the British High Command who deliberately targeted noncombatant civilians in an effort to demoralize the German populace.
It turns out the firebombings had the opposite effect. Where are the American or British works of fiction that deal with this moral catastrophe?