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Flucht in die Liebe, Flucht vor der Liebe – vor sich selbst, dem andern, dem Leben, der Geschichte. Sieben erotische, subtile, tragikomische Geschichten über Sehnsüchte und Verwirrungen, Nähe und Einsamkeit, Verstrickung und Schuld, Lebensentwürfe und Lebensverantwortung.
Paperback, 307 pages
Published November 2001 by Diogenes (first published January 1st 2000)
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Saleh MoonWalker
Onvan : Flights of Love: Stories - Nevisande : Bernhard Schlink - ISBN : 375420908 - ISBN13 : 9780375420900 - Dar 320 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2000
Mar 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have never really been one for short stories. Something in them doesn't suit me and they generally leave me with a feeling of dissatisfaction. This collection, by Bernhard Schlink of The Reader fame, could not have made me feel more different. With the thread running through them all, these stories examines our shared, fundamental desire to find love but the many different forms that love, that one, lasting relationship can take. The characters leading these stories are all very different peop ...more
Dec 27, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Picked this up because I wanted to get beyond the tortured obsessions of Homecoming, and Schlink is so highly thought of, I wondered whether I was being overly critical. Happily this collection of short stories is much better, although not uniformly. The first, “Girl and Lizard” is written in the same dessicated and tortured style that beset Homecoming, only this time it’s over a painting. It’s also marred by Schlink’s tendency to sink into a courtroom inquisition substitute for conversation tha ...more
Carole Rae
Girl with Lizard
This was a meh for me.
I really didn’t get the boy’s obsession with the painting. Why? Why choose a painting over real love? It seemed silly….it was probably symbolism for picking other things over love, but still a meh. 1 star for this.

A Little Fling
I’ll be honest….I was worried at first for this being a love story between the main guy and his friends’ daughter. Ugh, but it got worse and he had a fling with his friend’s wife. Geez. Why do people do this? I wanted to slap all thr
C’est une loi de la nature que l’amour seul peut changer ; et de l’amour, en a-t-on quand on veut ? [Lettre CXXXI des Liaisons dangereuses de Choderlos de Laclos]

Sans qu’elle soit jamais citée dans le recueil de Bernhard Schlink, cette citation d’une lettre de la marquise de Merteuil au vicomte de Valmont m’a accompagnée tout au long de ma lecture de ces nouvelles (ou novellas, tant elles sont longues et construites comme de petits romans). Toutes traitent de l’amour, de la façon dont il naît, p
Jun 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Promises met

Bernhard Schlink created a devoted following with the translation of his first novel THE READER. Opinion was divided among critics and readers as to whether or not this author was playing on simplistic heart-string tuggings or whether he really had somthing new to say and an equal talent to say it. Being part of the camp of readers who were caught up in the story of 'The Reader' and waited eagerly to see just where this writer would/could go, I am happy to say that FLIGHTS OF LOVE i
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I borrowed this book from my friend's fiance. When my friend delivered it to me he said "this looks like a very boring book". Honestly I had my doubts when I started reading it as the story would go on with details but then the ending was not so dramatic or stunning as you usually get in fiction. But I liked Bernhard's style of writing. It's so beautiful that it always persuaded me to read more our of curiosity even if I knew the ending would not be surprising. My friend's fiance said his ending ...more
Sep 04, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Beth
Shelves: short-stories
Schlink has written seven stories with male German protagonists. To me what unites the stories is a certain moodiness as the men examine the nature of love in their lives. Most deal with regret and loss. Some are compassionate and some shocking. It's difficult for me to rate the book as a single work. Of course I feel more strongly about some stories than others. I decided to go the generous route. I wasn't particularly impressed with the first three stories, though they are interesting, but I v ...more
My thoughts on "Girl with a Lizard":
One's life, emotion, and feeling may be explained; the painting may take-on more meaning then anything else. She may offer an explanation for an unhappy or cheerful life that cannot be given by simple words and actions.

My thoughts after reading "The Other Man":
Most don't understand the burden and cold gift that vengeance can be. The weak and trying obsession with the other person. How often you wish to be close to the other person--to find their secrets so you
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ох! Много ми е сложно да се сприятеля с немската литература. Не, че много имам опит, но след Херман Хесе (само "Сидхарта" ми понесе) и Томас Ман ("Смърт във Венеция" четох и аз едва не умрях, въпреки че е кратка), реших да пробвам с нещо по-съвременно и пак не се получи. Много ми е тегаво. Не, че е лошо, просто много трудно достига до мене. Тромаво и тежко и... дървено. И някак си не ми е приятно да чета. Освен това, аз наистина не харесвам разкази и новели. Просто късият жанр не е моят и това с ...more
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Bernhard Schlink is a German jurist and writer. He became a judge at the Constitutional Court of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia in 1988 and has been a professor of public law and the philosophy of law at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany since January 2006.

His career as a writer began with several detective novels with a main character named Selb--a play on the German word for "sel
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