Crabwalk has ratings and reviews. Steve said: R.I.P. Günter Grass ( ) Crabwalk, by Günter GrassGünter Grass’ Im Krebsgang appeare. The author of the Tin Drum takes on the worst maritime disaster in history, the sinking of a German cruise ship packed with refugees by a Soviet sub, a. In a novel that has already attracted attention on both sides of the Atlantic, Nobelist Grass (Too Far Afield) employs a compelling vehicle for his latest excursi.
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The story is told in a crab walk way, telling non-fictional parts of german history in combination with the history of the Pokriefke family. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. This is very innovative to write a novel in such a method, isn’t it?! Return to Book Page. The f This is a story of Germany’s struggle to understand its fractious and uncomfortable past. Pages with vrass products. The characters, too, could have involved you more.
The book ends against a backdrop of skinhead hate crimes in the late s, forging a link between fascists past and present. A German cruise ship turned refugee carrier, it was attacked by a Soviet submarine in January Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.
The Wilhelm Gustloff, a “Strength through Joy” cruise ship turned refugee carrier, sank after a Soviet submarine attack on January 30 leading to the death of more than 9, people, half of them children and infants.
While his mother sees her whole existence in terms of that calamitous moment, Crabwxlk wishes their life could have been less touched by the past.
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While the murder of Wilhelm Gustloff by David Frankfurter and the sinking of the ship the Wilhelm Gustloff are real events, the fictional members of the Pokriefke family bring these events into our own time.
Mar 29, Cristina Georgiana rated it really liked it. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This novel tells the crawbalk of the impact of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff a boat carrying to refugees from East Prussia to Germany in January on three generations of a single family. Discover what to read next. A German cruise ship turned refugee carrier, it was attacked by a Soviet submarine in January The narrator is eventually forced to realise that his imprisoned son has himself become a new martyr, and is celebrated as such by neo-Nazis on the Internet.
Read, highlight, xrabwalk take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Paul’s more or less ongoing commentary about his writing efforts, his reactions to family and Him, his jumping back and forth in the story, results, at times, in a somewhat lighter, more conversational tone.
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Write a customer review. And all in just pages. The divorced spouses trying to raise a single child results in the child being more attached to his paternal grandmother instead. Apr 14, Robert Wechsler rated it really liked it Shelves: It was one of the most fatal sinking in history whose victims were mainly women a This was the crxbwalk work of Grass I’ve ever read.
It is worth mentioning that I read the Persian translation of the book and it was quite satisfactory.
Feb 14, Gfass Pies rated it did not like it Shelves: Konrad known as “Konny” is the son of Paul Pokriefke and Gabi; after his parents’ divorce, Konny is brought up by his left-wing mother and has little contact with his father. It seems absurd to classify their deaths as being mere collateral damage. Slowly the characters come into view and the different strands merge to form a comprehensive picture.
It was the worst maritime disaster in crabqalk to put it in perspective, the death toll on the Titanic was about 1, In late January,the six million man Red Army had finally gfass the Axis armies into Germany, and looting, burning, rape and murder were the payback for years of the same committed by the Axis powers in the Soviet Union.
None of them is comfortable with their present-day life.
If I liked Grass, I might see it as a shrewd warning of the moral time-bombs that still confront my country. Crabsalk dead are now thought to have numbered about 9, of which half may have been children.
The way he builds the characters gradually is quite artistic. Grass clearly understood the new technology and its potential implications for politics, and for our understanding of the past. He crabwwalk to see that some of his lack of direction is due to the circumstances of his birth, but he is able to blame his mother for being so promiscuous crxbwalk he can’t know who is father was, whereas if he were less judgemental he would admit that he could just as easily have been fatherless if his father died in the war.
I started skimming parts. Tulla slowly indoctrinates her grandson with all her stories about the sinking which at first seem harmless but later end in a murder. The ship was named after a Nazi organizer called Wilhelm Gustloff who was murdered by a Jewish student in Switzerland in The “incident” at the center of this book is not well known – I learned about it only recently in the pages of Max Hastings’ excellent Armageddon, The Battle for Germany, We flush and flush, but the shit keeps rising.
At 1pm on January 30as the Russians approached, she left for western Germany with some U-boat personnel, odd women naval auxiliaries and an unknown but huge number of German civilian refugees. I won’t spoil any surprises. The wartime generation Tulla appears to repent but does it? Its narrator tells his story by sidling up to the historical event at its core, then scuttling back, crablike, then approaching it again.
See all customer images. While his mother sees her whole existence in terms of that calamitous moment, Paul wishes their life could have been less touched by the past. There is also talk about the civilian victims but evasion of the fact that the ship was also evacuating a U-boat depot.