Uwe Timm


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in Hamburg, Germany
March 30, 1940

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Uwe Timm was the youngest son in his family. His brother, 16 years his senior, was a soldier in the Waffen SS and died in Ukraine in 1943. Decades later, Uwe Timm approached his relationship with his father and brother in the critically acclaimed novel In my brother's shadow.

After working as a furrier, Timm studied Philosophy and German in Munich and Paris, achieving a PhD in German literature in 1971 with his thesis: The Problem of Absurdity in the Works of Albert Camus. During his studies, Timm was engaged in leftist activities of the 1960s. He became a member of the Socialist German Student Union and was associated with Benno Ohnesorg. From 1973 to 1981 he was a member of the German Communist Party. Three times Timm has been called as a
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“Войната като приключение. Вермахтът като пътническо бюро. Антиципация на последвалия през годините туризъм.”
Timm Uwe

“Окончателно решение. Израз, който винаги ще презирам. И доказателство за това, че езикът, немският, също бе загубил своята невинност. Например съкращенията, някои от които са като дамга върху немския език и никога не ще бъдат забравени: СС, СД, СА. Други съкращения днес могат да бъдат обяснени единствено с помощта на специални справочници: RFSS, OBH, RuSHA - словесни затъмнения, които се използваха и дълго след войната. Фатмашкият жаргон, езиковите осакатявания, които намираха своето съответствие в телесната накърненост: хроми хора с патерици, прихванат с безопасна игла празен ръкав на сакото, навити крачоли, скърцащи протези.”
Timm Uwe

“Es ist dieses Bild, mit dem ich lebe, sagte Dahlem, dieser vor den Flammen in den Tod springende Mann. Das Etui erinnert mich nicht nur an mein gerettetes Leben, sondern auch an den Tod des anderen. Der Splitter ist der blinde, sinnlose Zufall Leben.”
Uwe Timm, Halbschatten

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