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Engel des Vergessens Angel Of Oblivion Is Based On The Experiences Of Maja Haderlap S Family And The Slovenian Speaking Minority In Southern Austria, Many Of Whom Fought As Partisans Against The Nazis During The Second World War The Story Centers On The Experiences Of A Young Girl Learning To Navigate The Terrain Between Two Hostile Communities And Two Extremely Burdened Languages Slovenian, A Language Of Heroic Resistance And Continued Humiliation, And German, An Escape From Her Stifling Rural Upbringing But Also The Language Of The Camps Which Her Grandmother Barely Survived And Many Other Family Members Didn T Engaging With Themes Of Tolerance And Integration Of Minority Communities, The Burden Of History, The Effects Of Conflicts On Survivors And Their Children, And Language S Role In Shaping Identity, Haderlap S Novel Strikes At Problems Of Paramount Importance To Our World Today

About the Author: Maja Haderlap

Austrian author of Carinthian Slovenian descent In 2011 she won the 25,000 Euro prize prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann prize at the 35th Festival of German Literature in Klagenfurt Her award winning poetic text is a three generations family history, and highlights the resistance of the Carinthian Slovenes against the German Nazi Wehrmacht.She studied German language and literature at the University

10 thoughts on “Engel des Vergessens

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    Relatively alinear, absolutely eastern European, associative, autobiographical or at least very true seeming novel mostly about the narrator s coming of age and awareness after WWII Her father was a partisan who resisted the Nazis, a drinker, a smoker, scarred for life by a few years on the run The usual WWII atrocity exhibition, agrarian peasant life shattered by modernity and

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    This book is presented as a novel, but it s hard, in reading it, not to think of it as a memoir I have given some thought to what makes a novel read as a memoir and I can t quite pinpoint it but maybe we expect a novel to have a certain dymanic form, and to be shaped by certain dramatic occurrences and by a certain progressive development This book is driven by the urgency of telling a

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    Mostly not my kind of thing, but extremely artful and interesting in its own way The early chapters are bucolic, which is nice for about twenty pages, but perhaps ran on for too long by far the interesting sections of the book are towards the end, when Haderlap starts playing with history, dreams, and ideas, rather than reporting the details of Grandmother s herb drying technique But that s or

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    See my full review on YouTube here was easy to love this imperfect novel translated from the German by Tess Lewis and overlook its flaws because of all that worked a powerful tale about a young Slovenian Austrian girl growing up in the 1960s with parents and an unforgettable, indomitable grandmother doing their best to come to terms with the trauma of having lived through the Nazi occupation.

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    Thank you to Archipelago for sending me a copy of this book.I have to be totally honest, I ve never read War books before, so I sadly have nothing to compare with The book is a novel, but I couldn t help myself thinking that it really is a memoir and it actually is based on the author s life Angel of Oblivion is based on the experiences of Maja Haderlap s family and the Slovenian speaking minority in southern Aus

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    Soft, poetic treatment of the searing effects of World War II trauma on Slovenians, but all the effective for being understated A young girl gradually learns fragments of memories from her grandmother and father Beautifully written with sensitivity but never maudlin.

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    Ein wundervolles und zugleich schreckliches Dokument europ ischer Geschichte, das uns erinnern soll an das Unheil des Krieges, Familientrag dien und das Dilemma der Sprachlosigkeit.

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    This book has been on my shelf for a few months When I started to read it I recognized some of the location names because I had just been putting together the itinerary for a trip my husband and I will be taking in August that starts in Slovenia We will be spending a week on a bicycle tour that meanders back and forth across the borders of Italy, Austria, and Slovenia The Austrian State of Carinthia lies along the borders of Italy and Slov

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