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978-0-8112-0982-3 / 0811209822

The German Lesson

by Siegfried Lenz

Publisher:New Directions Publishing

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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The German Lesson marks a double triumpha book of rare depth and brilliance, to begin with, presented in an English version that succeeds against improbable odds in conveying the full power of the original. Ernst Pawel, New York Times Book Review

Siggi Jepsen, incarcerated as a juvenile delinquent, is one day assigned to write a routine German lesson on the "The Joys of Duty." Overfamiliar with these joys, Siggi sets down his life since 1943, a decade earlier, when as a boy he watched his father, constable of the northernmost police station in Germany, doggedly carry out orders from Berlin to stop a well-known Expressionist, their neighbor, from painting and to seize all his degenerate" work. Soon Siggi is stealing the paintings to keep them safe from his father. Against the great brooding northern landscape. Siggi recounts the clash of father and son, of duty and personal loyalty, in wartime Germany. I was trying to find out, Lenz says, "where the joys of duty could lead a people"

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