The cherries of freedom

a report

By Andersch, Alfred & Hulse, Michael

Publishers Summary:
"Alfred Andersch, whose many admirers included Thomas Mann and Max Frisch, was one of the foremost novelists of post-war Germany. He spent most of the war plotting his desertion from the Wehrmacht. "At a certain moment I chose to act in a way that gave meaning to my life, and from that time on that action became the axle around which the wheel of my existence revolved..."" "When the opportunity arose at last, in the idyllic Italian countryside on the day of the Normandy landings in 1944 and until he was safely taken POW by the advancing American army, Andersch found himself in a wilderness, a place of freedom. The cherries he plucked from a tree were the cherries of freedom, and the taste of them was one Andersch had not known for all of the years of the Third Reich: the taste of freedom."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN
978-1-59264-052-2
Publisher
New Milford, CT : Toby Press, 2004.


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Reviewed on June 1, 2004

Best known for his novel Sansibar (an international best seller translated into English as Flight to Afar), German author Andersch (1914-80) was a young man when he was caught in the terrible whirlwind of Hitler's rise to power. Escape seemed like the best option, but since the author wasn't able to break out of his body, he initially exited into philosophy, literature, and art...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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