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Exerzierplatz

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»Wir werden ihnen zeigen, was sich aus diesem Land machen läßt, das nur Kommandos und genagelte Stiefel kennt.« Konrad Zeller, durch den Krieg heimatlos geworden, gelingt es tatsächlich, das Gelände eines ehemaligen Exerzierplatzes in eine blühende Baum- und Pflanzenschule zu verwandeln. Sein unermüdlichster Helfer ist der etwas einfältige, von allen gehänselte Bruno, dem ...more
Paperback, 457 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag (first published 1985)
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C'est l'histoire d'un homme, Bruno, déficient mental, qui est recueilli par "le Patron", et de leur formidable amitié. Le livre commence par la mise sous tutelle du Patron, sans que l'on sache tout de suite pourquoi. Un grand retour en arrière montre le lien qui unit Bruno au Patron et à leur œuvre commune : la création d'une magnifique plantation en Allemagne. Je trouve que l'idée de faire ressurgir un jardin gigantesque sur un ancien champ de tir est déjà fabuleux en soi. Il y a quelque chose ...more
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Das faszinierende an diesem Buch ist für mich die Erzählperspektive. Bruno, ein Mensch mit Behinderung, schildert wie er mitten in eine Familienzwistigkeit gerät. Aufgrund der Erzählperspektive ist der Leser ständig dazu veranlasst nach der Richtigkeit der Ausführungen zu fragen (was man ja eigentlich bei jedem Erzähler machen sollte). Dadurch gewinnt die Geschichte um einen einstigen militärischen Exerzierplatz, der zu einem wirtschaftlich genutzten Garten umgewandelt wurde und dessen weitere E ...more
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Siegfried Lenz (1926 - 2014) was a German writer who has written twelve novels and produced several collections of short stories, essays, and plays for radio and the theatre. He was awarded the Goethe Prize in Frankfurt-am-Main on the 250th Anniversary of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's birth. Lenz and his wife, Liselotte, also exchanged over 100 letters with Paul Celan and his wife, Gisèle Lestrange ...more
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