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Auroras Anlaß

3.28  ·  Rating Details ·  145 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
"Eines Tages sah sich Aurora Rodríguez veranlaßt, ihre Tochter zu töten." So beginnt die außergewöhnliche Geschichte der Spanierin Aurora Rodríguez, die auf der Suche nach Selbstverwirklichung an die Schranken gesellschaftlicher Konventionen stößt und ihre Träume von einer besseren Welt von einer anderen, fähigeren Person realisiert sehen möchte: einer Frau, ihrer Tochter ...more
Taschenbuch, 143 pages
Published April 1st 1989 by Diogenes Verlag (first published 1987)
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Meaghan
A short but fascinating tale of a long-ago murder. Hackl has the ability to suck you into his world, and the characters in this true story are impossible not to be interested in. Hildegart Rodriguez Carballeira was a child prodigy, fluent in six languages, a law school graduate at 17, and very active in the sexual revolution and the socialist movement, producing a prodigious output of articles and corresponding with great minds of the day, including H.G. Wells. Who knows how far she may have gon ...more
yexxo
Aug 13, 2009 yexxo rated it liked it
Aurora Rodriguez erschießt im Juni 1933 ihre 18jährige Tochter Hildegart.
Aurora, erzogen von einer lieblosen Mutter, deren Hauptaugenmerk auf Äußerlichkeiten gerichtet ist, wird von ihrem Vater, der mehr in seinen Ideologien lebt als in der realen Welt, sensibilisiert für die Ungerechtigkeiten die den Armen, den Arbeitern, den Frauen widerfahren. Sie ist wissensdurstig, eignet sich selbständig Wissen an in der Bibliothek ihres Vaters und will nichts weniger als die Welt zum Bessern ändern. Doch
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Alexandra
Jun 04, 2010 Alexandra rated it liked it
Dies ist das erste Mal dass ich den Autor freiwillig lese, denn da er aus meiner Heimatstadt stammt, wurden wir in der Schule zwangsverpflichtet. Ich finde nicht, dass es sich wirklich gelohnt hat.

Aurora Rodriguez tötet ihre Tochter Hildegart. Der Roman sollte eigentlich die Motive und Hintergründe der Tat klären - tut er aber nicht wirklich. Sehr genau aber manchmal auch etwas lähmend werden das geschichtliche und politischen Umfeld der beiden Frauen in Gallizien und später in Madrid nach dem e
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Kelly
Apr 11, 2009 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, seattle
This is a truly strange book. You know from the very first sentence that the book tells the story of how Aurora Rodriguez came to murder her daughter and protege, Hildegart. The prose is matter-of-fact, though it was translated from German, so the style could be influenced by the translator. At 115 pages, it was a quick read.
Felisberto
Sep 04, 2012 Felisberto rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
A história é interessante.

Das ideias que me foram ocorrendo durante a leitura do livro, destaco a intenção de uma das personagens principais (Aurora). A sua intenção é movida por o amor à dignidade humana. No entanto, não se pode deixar de atentar sobre o facto de a intenção de Aurora cercar-se de um amor, que não somente natural, é omnisciente, o que leva ao extremo e insensatez. Não obstante, é um amor politicamente contraditório, pois se é a favor do Socialismo não devia distanciar a sua fil
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Melly
Jun 24, 2012 Melly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At once disturbing and gripping. The personality of the title character borders on unfathomable and intriguing in a sort of Lolita Humbert Humbert sort of way. Because her singular goal is so odd and her personality so calculating, you keep reading just to see what leads her to kill her daughter, what sort of events transpired to create this type of person and what transgressions pushed her to her ultimate act. It's the type of curiosity that fuels the public's obsession with the Amish: a glimps ...more
Christina Maria
The structure of this book was done well, with the trial presented first, and then Aurora's childhood, leaving the reader trying to find an explanation for the murder as her life progresses. The brief dips into the ideologies oft he characters were interesting, if more descriptive than point-making. The only problem is that we never find out what exactly happened between Hildegard and H.G. Wells that convinced both her and her mother that she had failed in her purpose. It may have been intention ...more
Allison
Jul 15, 2015 Allison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: truly-amazing
A book -- the only book -- that I go back and read every few years. I don't know what it is about the story that sucks me in, but it always has, for the past 20-ish years. Would never lend out my copy in fear that I'd never get it back! Perhaps I'll start again now... It's been probably 5 years since the last ready...
Andy
Jul 14, 2009 Andy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
This is one of K's books and I picked it up looking for something small to read one night. It's an novelisation / case report of a true crime in Spain at the begining part of the century, somewhat dry but an interesting historical perspective.
Deborah
Aurora's Motive
Lisette
Jun 03, 2015 Lisette rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read this book so long ago I can't even rated properly but I wanted to document that I did read it.
Bücher Strudel
Mar 22, 2015 Bücher Strudel rated it really liked it
Eher 3,5 Sterne. Das Buch ließ mich doch mit Fragezeichen und Unverständnis zurück. Schade, denn bis zum Schluss hat es mir wirklich gut gefallen.
Thom Dunn
"Aurora's Motive is an electrifying novel of feminism gone mad, based on the true story of Aurora Rodriquez." Translated from the German by Edna McCown.
Terry
Nov 15, 2012 Terry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
fascinating!
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