Der Vorleser


Author: Bernhard Schlink,Stuart Taberner

Publisher: Duckworth Publishing

ISBN: 9781853996498

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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The theme of the book is the Holocaust and questions of guilt, as it tells the tale of Michael Berg and his affair with Hanna Schmitz, who turns out to have been a guard at Auschwitz and who later hangs herself. This edition makes the German text accessible to students, providing the full German text, with a substantial Introduction, Commentary, Vocabulary and Bibliography in English. Bernhard Schlink's novel "Der Vorleser" ("The Reader") has sold over 500,000 copies in Germany, 750,000 in the USA, 200,000 in Britain, and 100,000 in France. It has been translated into 25 languages.

Modern Languages Study Guides: Der Vorleser

Literature Study Guide for AS/A-level German


Author: Paul Elliott

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147189018X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 8363

Exam Board: AQA, Edexcel & Eduqas Level: AS/A-level Subject: Modern Languages First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2017 Literature analysis made easy. Build your students' confidence in their language abilities and help them develop the skills needed to critique their chosen work: putting it into context, understanding the themes and narrative technique, as well as specialist terminology. Breaking down each scene, character and theme in Der Vorleser (The Reader), this accessible guide will enable your students to understand the historical and social context of the novel and give them the critical and language skills needed to write a successful essay. - Strengthen language skills with relevant grammar, vocab and writing exercises throughout - Aim for top marks by building a bank of textual examples and quotes to enhance exam response - Build confidence with knowledge-check questions at the end of every chapter - Revise effectively with pages of essential vocabulary and key mind maps throughout - Feel prepared for exams with advice on how to write an essay, plus sample essay questions, two levels of model answers and examiner commentary

Oxford Literature Companions: Der Vorleser



Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198418382


Page: 112

View: 3475

Oxford Literature Companions provide the support needed to get a deeper understanding of the AS/A Level set texts. This guide for Der Vorleser is ideal for use in the classroom or for independent revision, providing insight into characters, theme and language,with activities in German that prompt a closer analysis of the text.

Holocaust Literature: Lerner to Zychlinsky, index


Author: S. Lillian Kremer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415929844

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 1499

View: 6366

Review: "This encyclopedia offers an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the important writers and works that form the literature about the Holocaust and its consequences. The collection is alphabetically arranged and consists of high-quality biocritical essays on 309 writers who are first-, second-, and third-generation survivors or important thinkers and spokespersons on the Holocaust. An essential literary reference work, this publication is an important addition to the genre and a solid value for public and academic libraries."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Holocaust as Fiction

Bernhard Schlink’s “Nazi” Novels and Their Films


Author: W. Donahue

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230115462

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

View: 636

Holocaust as Fiction seeks to explain and critically evaluate the extraordinary success of Schlink's internationally acclaimed novel, The Reader , the widely read "Selb" detective trilogy, and two popular films based closely on his work.

As Emotional Disarray Escalates Into Mental Disorder in Michael Berg's "Hanna-story", the Fictive Narrator's Aberrant Behavior As Cause for Misreadings of Bernhard Schlink's Novel "Der Vorleser"


Author: Edward R. Mcdonald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780773443198

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 850

View: 2936

This title offers a fresh look at how the incomprehensible horror of the Holocaust becomes more comprehensible through literature and art. 'Der Vorleser' continues to be a highly controversial work of contemporary fiction. McDonald's analysis elucidates new truths to the conflicting themes about the uncomplementary forces of using fictive psychological literature in the historically significant setting that embodies the novel.

German Text Crimes

Writers Accused, from the 1950s to the 2000s


Author: Tom Cheesman

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401209499

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 9079

German Text Crimes offers new perspectives on scandals and legal actions implicating writers of German literature since the 1950s. Topics range from literary echoes of the “Heidegger Affair” to recent incitements to murder businessmen (agents of American neo-liberal power) in works by Rolf Hochhuth and others. GDR songwriters’ cat-and-mouse games with the Stasi; feminist debates on pornography, around works by Charlotte Roche and Elfriede Jelinek; controversies over anti-Semitism, around Bernhard Schlink’s Der Vorleser / The Reader and Martin Walser’s lampooning of the Jewish critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki; Peter Handke’s pro-Serbian travelogue; the disputed editing of Ingeborg Bachmann’s Nachlaß; vexed relations between dramatists and directors; (ab)uses of privacy law to ‘censor’ contemporary fiction: these are among the cases of ‘text crimes’ discussed. Not all involve codified law, but all test relations between state power, civil society, media industries and artistic license.