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The Man Without a Face eT to our concerns refusing to take sides patiently yielding to our waiting handsither to fit like a glove or slip through our fingers and fall with a shriek onto the concrete tiles Only then did they jolt us into awareness in the flash of shattering poreclain the clatter of silver the splintering of glass In actuality they were invisible because who ver paid any attention to the color of air light trapped in glass the song of drawers pulled open or the high pitched notes of mahogany armoire I
really wanted to this book but it left me cold Maybe I ll come back to #it Again One Day The Unnamed Narrator Was But A Unborn # Again One Day The Unnamed Narrator Was But A Unborn day The unnamed narrator was but a unborn in his mother s womb when his Polish family had to flee war torn Warsaw and settle in part of an abandoned house they appropriated in what had been the German city of Danzig The rest of the house is occupied by a uiet German anatomy professor who refused to flee when the Russians took control of the region in 1945 As the narrator grows up he becomes obsessed with finding out about the prior life of the professor and in doing so he tells a story of lives disrupted by war of successive waves of people fleeing armies of love and fear and of the period of Sovietization of Poland shortly after WWII A subtle but powerful book I started this book when we were traveling in Gdansk the Polish version of Danzig which was a German city until the nd of the World War II At that time the Germans were forcefully driven out of the city many being Of old and new residents intertwine Hanemann a German and a former professor of anatomy who chooses to stay in Danzig after the mysterious death of his lover; the Polish family of the narrator driven out of Warsaw; and a young Carpathian woman who no longer has I really couldn t get on with this book I found it tough to get through and a little dull I disliked the lack of dialog through the book it just wasn t my cup of tea I cannot recommend this book highly Gone (Gone, enough There are two chapters in it that must rank among the finest pieces of writingver haunting very real characters Brings to life the #invasion of by Nazis and Soviets and life under suspicion The book is very interesting as far as cultural #of Poland by Nazis and Soviets and life under suspicion The book is very interesting as far as cultural imagology and identity are concerned However you need to be very familiar with Polish history to get most of what is going on Threads Of The Shroud especially since the book is intentionally written in a vague style Modernist novels and I don t usually get along I wanted to know what a great European city felt like during WWII and this book almost perfectly captures Danzig in 1945 Through Chwin s intelligent prose we see a graceful beautiful ancient port city undergoing a violent transformation The German Danzig was a city with nicely appointed apartments on pretty streets after bombing and raids by Russian soldiers it becomes the Polish Gdansk The timeless beauty remainsven though the names of the streets change and the new and remaining citizens are traumatizedThis is not a story about people who survive the war as much as it a story about a city surving a war as told through as much as it a story about a city surving a war as told through and things And the things They went about their usual business watching from the shelves and All Seated on the Ground etageres windowsills and countertops indifferen. Germans flee the besieged city of Danzig in 1945 Poles driven out ofastern regions controlled by the Russians move into the homes hastily abandoned by their previous inhabitants In an area of the city graced with beech trees and a stately cathedral the stories. .
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Illed in the process and Poles who had been xiled or imprisoned in Russia moved into their homes This novel tells the story of this transition through various characters viewpoints a German doctor who discovers his lover s #Body On His Autopsy Table In The # on his autopsy table in the chapter of the book a Polish family driven out of Warsaw who come to settle in Danzig and a young Carpathian woman This is a wonderful book to read for anyone who wants to understand the complex city that is now Gdansk This book s tone reminds me of Sebald although there is #an actual story line I find these uiet cerebral Western European I know #actual story line I find these uiet cerebral Western European I know s Polish but the aesthetic is WE intriguing if well done They make me all the cognizant of how far Russia is from Europe because I can t imagine a Russian producing anything with a similar toneDanzigGdansk is of course a special place historically and the book is premised on this passing from hand to hand that went on the plot comes Until this novel I have never intentionally read a book slower than I had wished just to savor the language and postpone the inevitable finish Death in Danzig is less concerned with plot and character though the characters are finely drawn than it is with creating images in the mind of the reader of the life of the city of Gdansk Poland as it transitions from its old German centered life as Danzig after WW II I felt as though I was reading an impressionistic painting Sadly at this time is is the author s only book translated I was reading an impressionistic painting Sadly at this time is is the author s only book translated Englis. Country her cheerful nature concealing deep woundsThrough his brilliantly defined characters stunning vocation of place and memorable descriptions of a world that was German but survives in Polish households Chwin has created a reality that is beyond destructio. .