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»Wir atmen nicht. Der Ort ist nahe Jedenew, wir hören die Jedenewer Bauern singen, grölen, Klarinette spielen...« Kevin Vennemanns suggestive Prosa zieht uns mitten hinein in einander über- und umstürzende Ereignisse: nahe Jedenew, einem Kindheitsort und gedachten, vielleicht polnischen Dorf, zerbricht mit einem Schlag jene funktionierende Zweckgemeinschaft, die Juden und ...more
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Published December 31st 2005 by Suhrkamp (first published 2005)
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Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tiktiešām visskumjākais no skaistajiem stāstiem.
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Talants līst iz katras rindiņas. Izcili uzrakstīta grāmata, oriģināla gan saturiski, gan formā. Aizveda mani Jedenevas laukos, lika sapņot mājā kokā, ignorēt realitāti izpļautajā klajumā un klausīties Jedenevas zemnieku bļaurošanā un dīvaini melodiskajās dziesmās. Lieliska, lieliska literatūra.
Giulia Pasinato
Jun 23, 2013 rated it did not like it
Sarebbe mezza stellina.
La storia suppergiù è la seguente: seconda guerra mondiale. Tutto scorre tranquillo e nella più normale armonia, vicino a Jedenew, Polonia. Una felice famiglia ebrea viene sconvolta dall'imminente arrivo delle truppe tedesche. Nel frattempo i contadini del villaggio compiono soprusi e razzie. Pian piano i membri della famiglia rimangono vittime di queste efferate violenze e si salveranno solamente due ragazzine che trovano un valido nascondiglio nella loro casetta sull'alb
Feb 06, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Close to Jedenew is only 130 pages long, but it is one of the more tedious books I have ever read. The narrator is a Jewish child hiding with family members from Polish neighbors intent on killing them during WWII. (Presumably, the story is based on the pogrom at Jedwabne in 1941.) This would seem to present great possibilities for an exploration of hatred and bloodthirstiness, but the author isn't interested in how or why these types of crimes happen. Instead, the author endlessly repeats and c ...more
Apr 01, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Close to Jedenew is a stream of consciousness novella narrated by a young Jewish girl in a small town in Poland, whose Jewish population is slaughtered by local villagers during World War II. She and the younger members of the family remain in hiding while local farmers conduct their rampage against their former neighbors and friends. The story initially reads like a fairy tale, then jumps back and forth between present and past events, which made it difficult to follow until its ending. This wa ...more
Jack Luminous
Jul 02, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Wyjątkowo cięzka i niestrawna forma, mimo krótkiej objętości czytanie tego jest katorgą. A treść - strumień świadomości żydowskiego dziecka oglądającego drugą wojnę światową z bliska - nie wnosi absolutnie nic. Szkoda czasu.
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