Birth date: March 30, 1940
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A wonderful novella with echoes of Greek myth, although told from Kalypso's point of view instead of Odysseus'. But that's only really a starting point. I'm used to reading about World War II from the Allied side, so it's another reversal to consider the war from the pov of ordinary Germans. Timm co...
Uwe Timm has courage enough for talking about his older brother, Karl Heinz, died during the Russian campaign of the German army in World War II when the novelist was just a child. It's not an easy choice. The risk was pretty clear: writing an elegy on a 19 years old boy sent to death by a regime wi...