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La ragazza di Berlino

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Mossa dalla voglia di sentirsi utile, di aiutare gli altri, la giovane Claire, figlia del grande scrittore François Mauriac, durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale presta servizio come autista della Croce Rossa nel sud della Francia. Impavida percorre le strade a notte fonda, trasportando feriti, agonizzanti, assistendo a scene dolorose, di sangue e morte, mentre aiuta contemp ...more
Paperback, Dal mondo, 208 pages
Published October 20th 2010 by e/o (first published 2009)
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Friederike Knabe
In September 1944 and at twenty seven, Claire Mauriac, oldest child of famous French author François Mauriac, embarks on a new life with the joining of the French Red Cross. She takes on the job of an ambulance driver, caring for wounded soldiers and bringing them and others to safety, literally under the nose of the enemy. Having increasingly resented her label as "the daughter of...", she can now, far away from Paris, live her life as "just Claire". At the end of the War, rather than returning ...more
Anne Wiazemsky writes about the meeting of her mother and father in Berlin post-war. Her mother, Claire, daughter of François Mauriac, wishes to escape from the conventional environment where she grew up. Ambulance driver at the French Red Cross, she is first placed in Béziers at the end of the war. She gains maturity from this experience and does not hesitate to join the Red Cross section in Berlin devastated by the war.
In this book, I discovered a history page I was aware of, that of a post-w
Autant l’annoncer tout de suite, cette lecture fut une erreur, de bout en bout. Je n’ai cessé d’aller de malentendu en malentendu et de voir mes attentes déçues les unes après les autres. La surprise la plus importante que j’ai ressentie concerne le genre du texte et donc son style : je ne savais pas du tout qu’il s’agissait d’un roman sentimental à l’eau de rose (au moins dans son début). J’apprécie ces textes – et en ai beaucoup lu –, mais aime décider quand j’en lis : ici, j’ai été prise au d ...more
Kind van een oorlog – Anne Wiazemsky

Een niet standaard liefdesverhaal wat zich afspeelt in het naoorlogse Berlijn. Claire komt oorspronkelijk uit Parijs waar haar familie ook nog woonachtig is en zet zich in voor het Franse Rode Kruis in Berlijn. Ze werkt met hart voor haar werk en ondanks de zware en toch wel treurige tijd, voelt ze dat het werk in Berlijn en Berlijn zelf haar plaats is waar ze moet zijn.
In Parijs heeft ze een verloofde Patrice. Maar na een terugkeer in Parijs merkt ze dat ze s
Un peu décevant, ce mélange de journal et de lettres un peu mièvres, avec la réalité de la croix rouge pendant la guerre...
Er stond op de kaft "voor de lezers van het Familieportret" - maar dat is geen goede vergelijking. Dit is namelijk waargebeurd (hoewel het waarschijnlijk een stuk romantischer is gemaakt) en het verhaal is in een heel andere stijl geschreven. Er zijn brieven in gebruikt en hoewel dat natuurlijk heel athentiek is, vond ik het stroef lopen.
Paul Servini
Not exactly heavyweight reading but nonetheless an interesting tale of how Claude Mauriac, daughter of author François Mauriac, worked with the Red Cross in Berlin and met her future husband there. I felt a little exasperated at some foreshadowing of trouble ahead, which was then brushed away in the final chapter with a brief comment;
Claire Mauriac, fille de François Mauriac est infirmière en France et Allemagne durant et après la deuxième guerre mondiale. Ce livre raconte son histoire durant cette période. Écrit de façon simple, un peu enfantine. Une histoire plaisant, mais pas un livre bon à tout casser.
a quick read, I read it while traveling and enjoyed it, after picking it up at the bookstore in Brussels, just out of curiosity.
I didn't care for this book, but the story did prompt some curiosity about post-war Germany.
Review to come soon.
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Princess Anne Wiazemsky is a French actress, of the Russian Rurikid family of Princes Vyazemsky-Counts Levashov. Through her mother, she is the granddaughter of François Mauriac. She appeared in Robert Bresson's Au hasard Balthazar (1966) and in Godard's films La Chinoise (1967) and Week End (1967). She was married to Jean-Luc Godard between 1967 and 1979; they divorced.

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