Editorial Reviews. Review. “A lush tapestry of characters, composed of a thousand scenes and The Tower: Tales from a Lost Country – Kindle edition by Uwe Tellkamp. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or. German title: Der Turm; Tales from a Lost Country; Translated by Mike Mitchell “Die drei Protagonisten, deren Weg Tellkamp in den letzten DDR-Jahren. Der Turm. Geschichte aus einem versunkenen Land (The Tower: Tale from a But this wealth of material by no means overwhelms the reader, as Tellkamp.

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Hij wil in diens voetsporen treden. Its language and style is rich, deep and highly entertaining.

Uwe Tellkamp takes German Book Prize

Oct 29, Christina rated it really liked it. Kan hij zich nog wel aanpassen aan het verstikkende totalitaire systeem? Sein Weg scheint als Strafgefangener am Ofen eines Chemiewerks zu enden. Apr 15, Fragmentage rated it liked it. Suhrkamp focuses on both contemporary literature and the humanities.

He practised medicine until Mar 09, Stefan rated it did not like it. Maria Schrader Deutschland 83 – Seizoen 1 21, Dieses Buch hat bei mir eine Menge Fragen aufgeworfen: Geschichte aus einem versunkenen Land The Tower: Sein Onkel Meno Rohde steht zwischen den Welten: He plows through books at a ridiculous pace, and barely seems to enjoy any leisure time, but there’s also no tfllkamp love of learning or reading here.


Beschriebene Plaetze sind nicht da wo sie sein sollten. He was arrested in during the course of the changeover, later worked as a doctor, but now writes full-time. Doubts about anyone being a good citizen — defined largely on the basis of unquestioning support for the Soviet position tuem can be devastating, while teplkamp the step of filing an application to leave the country means burning all one’s bridges in one quick and massive blaze.

The book covers the period right up to the fall of the Berlin Wall in Novemberthough it moves at varying speeds across these years, lingering over particular episodes and stretches, then leaping over longer periods. Thanks for telling tellkamp about the problem.

Der Turm by Uwe Tellkamp

Man fragt sich oft, was diese feinsinnigen, lyrisch- epischen Phrasen mit den Personen oder mit der Gesellschaft zu tun haben.

It’s hard not to see Tellkamp in Christian, and it’s hard not to see this book as the result of an only slightly more controlled ambition. Von anderen habe ich gehoert das es in den spaeteren Kapiteln besser werden soll, aber die Motivation weiter zu telokamp stellte sich bei mir nicht ein. Und am besten auch einen Bezug zur Gegenwart?

The many characters and storylines allow for a truly panoramic view of s East Germany, yet with the book so heavily populated and moving in all these different directions the picture loses focus too. Ich habe mich oft gefragt, wie Tellkamp an diesem Buch gearbeitet hat und auch, wie lange. Vond je dit een nuttige review? A very nice book. Oct 09, BrokenTune rated it did not like it Shelves: Diese liegen leider recht weit auseinander. Die Ein Buch was ich schon ziemlich schnell aufgegeben habe.


The arc of Christian’s life is the central if not completely dominant one in the book. Das Buch bleibt meist durchgehend lesenswert. Long-listed for the German Book Prize.

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View all 4 comments. Ich hatte vorher Ken Follett gelesen und kann verstehen, was man auch suchen kann in einem fast tausend Seiten dicken historischen Roman. What this novel offers, in fact, is a panoramic view of life in the German Democratic Republic between and Not quite an island of intellectual escape, it is thrm far from representative of the workers’ state. Tellkamp, Uwe Der Turm. Judges said that Tellkamp’s work succeeded in creating “the panorama of a society staggering towards its end” with the use of “a whole host telloamp scenes, images and linguistic styles”.

His father, Richard, is made of sterner stuff.

Liefhebbers van Uwe Tellkamp bekeken ook. Through little details and small glimpses joined with sometimes brutally abrupt descriptions the mandness and oppressing control of the east-german communist system is depicted.

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