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4 individuals of a German relatives are reunited unintentionally within the decaying fantastic thing about post-war Rome. those assorted males, at the same time adverse and apprehensive, examine of 1 another's presence in Rome and meet, their frequently chilling histories unfolding via quite a few literary types and voices.
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The desert sand was no different from the sand of Brandenburg. Judejahn had been forced out, but he hadn't been uprooted; he carried Germany around with him in his heart, Germany still one day the saviour of the world. The flagstaff soared in the storm, it soared up alone towards the sand-occluded sun, it soared alone and tall into a godless void. Orders were given. Shouts ran through the ranks of soldiers like electric shocks. They stood up even straighter and stiffer as the flag climbed once more!
Nor did she want to quarrel with Kürenberg. They hardly ever quarrelled. Their union was harmonious, they had been all over the world together, often travelling in grim and dangerous circumstances, without friction. Very well, Siegfried could visit them in their hotel, and they would give him dinner, that was fine by her. his music, however nice Siegfried might be, she would never get on with. Ilse looked at Kürenberg, walking along at her side, in his stout shoes and suit of coarse Scottish tweed, grizzled, balding, but with bright eyes in his good, solid face, a little heavy but with a firm stride and agile amid the bustle and confusion of the Roman streets.
Michael Hofmann London, March 1992 DEATH IN ROME Il mal seme d'Adamo Dante, Inferno And before nightfall a shocked and respectful world received the news of his decease. Thomas Mann, Death in Venice PART ONE Once upon a time, this city was a home to gods, now there's only Raphael in the Pantheon, a demigod, a darling of Apollo's, but the corpses that joined him later are a sorry bunch, a cardinal of dubious merit, a couple of monarchs and their purblind generals, high-flying civil servants, scholars that made it into the reference books, artists of academic distinction.
Death in Rome (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) by Wolfgang Koeppen, Visit Amazon's Michael Hofmann Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Michael Hofmann,