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Oberschlesien im Jahr 1945: Der Krieg hat mit der großen Offensive an der Weichsel auch das Städtchen Gleiwitz erreicht. Die einen begeben sich auf die lange, mühselige Flucht, die anderen erwarten zu Hause das Ende der Welt. Bieneks Fähigkeit, die Menschen, ihre Schicksale und damit das Schicksal der Landschaft zu vergegenwärtigen, findet in diesem Buch ihren Höhepunkt. ...more
Hardcover, 257 pages
Published 1988 by Atheneum Books (first published January 1st 1982)
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Horst Bieneck is best known for his “Gleiwitz cycle” of four novels about his native Silesia (Poland) “The First Polka” (1975), “September Light” (1977), “Time Without Bells” (1979) and “Earth and Fire” (1982). As a young man he was imprisoned in a Siberian labor camp until 1955, and his first novel “The Cell” (1968) describes his experiences there as a political prisoner. Later he worked in the ...more
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