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Uwe Timm
Birth date: March 30, 1940
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audreyhawkins
audreyhawkins rated it 10 years ago
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...
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it 14 years ago
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...
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