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Geld oder Leben

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Entweder man glaubt daran oder eben nicht. Das ist ja mit vielen Dingen so: Gott, Demokratie, die große Liebe, das Gute im Menschen oder das Leben nach dem Tod. Die Icherzählerin in Geld oder Leben glaubte als Kind als Erstes an Schokolade. Die geliebte Großmutter dagegen "glaubte an Hüte und Handschuhe. Im Herbst auch an Pfifferlinge". Und während die Großmutter immerfor ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published 2005 by Fischer (first published 2003)
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Tina
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ich musste das Buch lesen, fur meine Matura in Deutsch. Als ich es gekauft habe, da waren Zweifel da. Es hat keine Kapitel und keine direkte Rede. Da es hier keine langen reviews gibt, hab ich zwei Amazon reviews gelesen. Die haben viel Gutes gesagt und ich begann es zu lesen.
Es ist wirklich toll, es beschreibt Kapitalismus - so, dass man nicht Langeweile bekommt. Die Autorin erzahlt alles als eine Geschichte, die wir durch die Augen eines jungen Madchens sehen. Die Protagonistin ist am Anfang
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Noemi
Dec 17, 2015 rated it liked it
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An ironical book about capitalism and the problems it brings: consumerism, pollution, loss of family values and of tradition, about feminism and drug use, West versus East, recycling and money. The problem I faced when I read the book was that I read it in German, while I was still learning the language. Since the book does not have any dialogue, but only indirect speech, it was difficult to follow the meaning of some paragraphs, which, by the way, are pretty long. I liked the main character, fr ...more
Petra
Jun 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ein sehr gellungenes Buch. Ich mag es sehr.
Barbara
May 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Eine begreifbare und eingängige Kapitalismus- und Konsumkritik, die man auch 2015 immer noch gut lesen kann.
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Birgit Vanderbeke is a German writer. Vanderbeke grew up in Frankfurt am Main after her family moved to West Germany in 1961. She studied Law, Germanic and Romance languages. The English translation of her debut novel, Das Muschelessen, by Jamie Bulloch was published in 2013 by Peirene Press as The Mussel Feast. Since 1993 she has been living in southern France.

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