Sebald particularly praised Der Untergang, Hans Erich Nossack’s account of the July firebombing of Hamburg, which was included in a. Buy Der Untergang by Hans Erich Nossack (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Hans Erich Nossack (30 January – 2 November ) was a German writer . Among his works are Spätestens im November (), Der jüngere Bruder.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Why did we sleep? Does it take an apocalypse to do that? The writing npssack a very sparse examination of the effects of on the remaining inhabitants and offers a number of seemingly incomplete vignettes of life. Dec 20, Kirk Johnson rated it really liked it. I hadn’t ever thought about the sound that planes make, “like an oppressive weight.

Oct 27, Catie rated it it was amazing. Nossack describes what hossack was like to escape the bombing of Hamburg at the end of the second World War – the shock of having one’s world destroyed, of trying to grasp the incomprehensible. When I say music I mean Bach’s Air or something like that. Mar 30, Michael Jarvie rated it really liked it. The questioning tone of these sentences suggests ambivalence, derr disapproval of what they propose, but with the very next sentence Sebald goes on to praise Nossack for having described the movements of refugees in such a erifh that they could indeed serve as material for a behaviorist study.


Hans Erich Nossack, writer and coffee merchant, former student Communist, watched the bombing of Hamburg from a rural vacation cabin and returned to a city of rubble. This German biographical article is a stub.

With a summary of the technical, organizational, and political prerequisites for carrying out large-scale air-raids? A most moving book written so lyrically that a year later I still see the images Nossack paints via language. For all too understandable reasons, of course. WWII history enthusiasts, history majors. It’s far above the shallow american movies like the rise of the evil, the boy in strpped pijamas, and Valkyre.

Let us cast this visage as a constellation into the sky, to remind us of our last chance before everything turns into a faceless mass. Apparently he was so overwhelmed by what he had seen that he was unable to deliver the article. Mar 14, bj combs rated it it was amazing Shelves: They save a typewriter and hide others.

Volker Hage, Hamburg The author all too often takes off into excessively inflated metaphors. In fact he applied to them for that right, and they granted it, but then prevented him from publishing a volume of poems on the grounds that ver was a shortage of paper. Watching others applaud each time an Allied plane is downed, he declines to join in.


Hans Erich Nossack – Wikipedia

But actually the concept of ‘street’ no longer existed. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Oct 23, TK rated it it was amazing Shelves: It also includes untegrang photos taken around the destroyed Hamburg that only adds to the narrative.

Want to Read erch. He heard the whistle of the bombs and the singing of shrapnel; he watched his neighbors flee; he wondered if his home—and his manuscripts—would survive the devastation.

What makes me saddest is the realization that humanity has not learned anything noesack the atrocities of WWII. Those who did so in their writing—Sebald cites some egregious examples—were not close enough to the event to be chastened by its sheer horror.

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To ask other readers questions about The Endplease sign up. It was not with the intention of publishing the piece. Dec 31, Kris McCracken rated it liked it. And it is the rare book, as W. What did we cook for?