Sebald particularly praised Der Untergang, Hans Erich Nossack’s account of the July firebombing of Hamburg, which was included in a. Buy Der Untergang by Hans Erich Nossack (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Hans Erich Nossack (30 January – 2 November ) was a German writer . Among his works are Spätestens im November (), Der jüngere Bruder.

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If there had been such a little something, how we would have caressed it; it would have nossxck imbued with the essence of all the other things.

Let us cast this visage as a constellation into the sky, to remind us of our last chance before everything turns into a faceless mass. As a Germanic philosophical musing on the aftermath of great disaster, it is perhaps more successful.

Oct 17, David Levine rated it it was amazing. Of course, unergang called the book “The End. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

The End: Hamburg by Hans Erich Nossack

Not that we are permitted to believe that the Queen really followed him. Quotes untefgang The End: You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. I wanted more description of the horror and the sights in Hamburg, but oh well.

I can’t give this work more weight; it is heavy. A model attribution edit summary using German: Unteragng who did so in their writing—Sebald cites some egregious examples—were not close enough to the event to be chastened by its sheer horror.


To call the horrific bombing of Hamburg a creation of fate or an expression of Necessity is to ignore the fact that before they happened, they could have not happened. Notify me of new comments via email.

All but one of them were works of fiction, some of it quite fantastical, and the single piece of reportage proper, titled Der Untergang i —an account of the destruction of Hamburg by Allied bombers in July, —gave way, intermittently, to passages written in the language of dreams and fairytales. Writers and artists have always proposed their own aesthetic lineage often through a process of misdiagnosing or creatively misreading the work of their predecessors and they often find ways to leave a trail of breadcrumbs between themselves and those fore-bearers they most admire.

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Der Untergang : Hamburg 1943. Nachw. v. Erich Lüth

Sebald had not championed him and if Germans did not have the laudable custom of commemorating artists and writers of note on the occasion of their hundredth birthday. Although maybe that stillness was itself an after-effect of disaster: I just read it and have nothing to add.

Maybe even more than the very fine essay in this book, I appreciate the love given to it. I wish I could pray that no child would have to experience this but I know that would be a fruitless prayer. This page was last edited on 16 Juneat You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. You might find it just zippy. The conventional biography was that of a coffee merchant and, later, a professional writer of considerable renown, a founding member of three academies and Vice President of a fourth, an active member of the P.


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Joel Agee – Foreword: The End, by Hans Erich Nossack

Although maybe that stillness was itself an after-effect of disaster:. No trivia or quizzes yet. In particular, his account of what one feels to both be a refugee and to accept refugees seems particularly relevant nkssack our current age. He reich by saying he feels he’s been given a mandate, that he must write about this.

What if they read it only to enjoy something strange and uncanny and to make themselves feel more alive?

ujtergang But the visage of man in those days—who would dare to forget it. As a description of the Allied firebombing of Hamburg during WWII, this slim volume doesn’t offer much in the way of details.

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