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Heile Welt

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Ein kleines Heidedorf in den 60er Jahren:
Matthias Jänicke, Lehrer und nicht mehr ganz jung, tritt seine erste Stelle an. Das gemächliche Landleben behagt ihm durchaus. Idyllische Impressionen lassen ihn, zumindest eine Zeitlang, an eine heile Welt glauben. Doch der schöne Schein trügt. Schon bald muß er erkennen, daß fast jeder Dorfbewohner etwas zu verbergen hat. Mißgunst
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Taschenbuch, 480 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by btb Verlag
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Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it

The world is a village

This was the first book by Walter Kempowski for me and it became a pleasant surprise. I played with the idea to read his nine-volume novel series German Chronicle for some time, and I used this book as some kind of appetizer, to see if I like his style. It turned out I do, very much so.

The story is set in the Lüneburg Heath in the Northern part of Germany, a rural landscape not to too far from Hamburg. It’s the spring of 1961, the time of the German Wirtschaftswunder and M
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Walter Kempowski was a German writer. He was known for his series of novels called German Chronicle ("Deutsche Chronik") and the monumental Echolot ("Sonar"), a collage of autobiographical reports, letters and other documents by contemporary witnesses of the Second World War.
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