Leavetaking



❰Reading❯ ➸ Leavetaking Author Peter Weiss – E17streets4all.co.uk I was on my way to look for a life of my own A brilliant, brutally honest autobiographical novel, long out of print, from one of the great artistic polymaths of the th centuryThis is a Sebaldian accou I was on my way to look for a life of my own A brilliant, brutally honest autobiographical novel, long out of print, from one of the great artistic polymaths of the th centuryThis is a Sebaldian account of the narrator s attempt to break free of a repressive upper middle class upbringing and make his way as an artist and individual, written in a single incantatory paragraph Leavetaking is the story of an upper middle class childhood and adolescence in Berlin between the wars In the course of the book, Weiss plumbs the depths of family life there is the early death of his beloved sister Margit, the difficult relationship with his parents, the fantasies of adolescence and youth, all set in the midst of an increasing anti Semitism, which forces the Weiss family to move again and again, a peripatetic existence that only intensifies the narrator s growing restlessness The young narrator is largely oblivious to world events and focused instead on becoming an artist, an ambition frustrated generally by his milieu and specifically by his mother, who, herself a former actress, destroys his paintings during one of the family s moves In the end, he turns to an older mentor, Harry Haller, a fictionalized portrait of Hermann Hesse, who encouraged and supported Weiss, and with Haller s example before him, the narrator takes his first steps towards a truly independent life Intensely lyrical, written with great imaginative power, Leavetaking is a vivid evocation of a world that has disappeared and of the narrator s developing consciousnessE NEVERSINK LIBRARY champions books from around the world that have been overlooked, underappreciated, looked askance at, or foolishly ignored They are issued in handsome, well designed editions at reasonable prices in hopes of their passing from one reader to another and further enriching our culture.Leavetaking

Peter Ulrich Weiss was a German writer, painter, and artist of adopted Swedish nationality He is particularly known for his play Marat Sade and his novel The Aesthetics of ResistanceWeiss first art exhibition took place in His first produced play was Der Turm in In he joined the Swedish Experimental Film Studio, where he made films for several years During this period, he also taught painting at Stockholm s People s University, and illustrated a Swedish edition of The Book of One Thousand and One Nights Until the early s, Weiss also wrote prose His work consists of short and intense novels with Kafkaesque details and feelings, often with autobiographical background One of the most known films made by Peter Weiss is an experimental one, The Mirage and the second one it is very seldom mentioned is a film Weiss directed in Paris together with Barbro Boman, titled Play Girls or The Flamboyant Sex Schwedische M dchen in Paris or Verlockung in German Among the short films by Weiss, The Studio of Doctor Faust shows the extremely strong link of Weiss to a German cultural backgroundWeiss best known work is the play Marat Sade , first performed in West Berlin in , which brought him widespread international attention The following year, legendary director Peter Brook staged a famous production in New York City It studies the power in society through two extreme and extremely different historical persons, Jean Paul Marat, a brutal hero of the French Revolution, and the Marquis de Sade, for whom sadism was named In Marat Sade, Weiss uses a technique which, to quote from the play itself, speaks of the play within a play within itself Our play s chief aim has been to take to bits great propositions and their opposites, see how they work, and let them fight it out The play is considered a classic, and is still performed, although less regularlyWeiss was honored with the Charles Veillon Award, the Lessing Prize, the Heinrich Mann Prize, the Carl Albert Anderson Prize, the Thomas Dehler Prize, the Cologne Literature Prize, the Bremen Literature Prize, the De Nios Prize, the Swedish Theatre Critics Prize, and the Georg B chner Prize, A translation of Weiss L instruction Die Ermittlung was performed at London s Young Vic theater by a Rwandan company in November The production presented a dramatic contrast between the play s view on the Holocaust and the Rwandan actors own experience with their nation s genocidetp literaturkritik public rezehttp literaturkritik public reze.

Paperback  · Leavetaking PDF/EPUB ò
    Paperback · Leavetaking PDF/EPUB ò story of an upper middle class childhood and adolescence in Berlin between the wars In the course of the book, Weiss plumbs the depths of family life there is the early death of his beloved sister Margit, the difficult relationship with his parents, the fantasies of adolescence and youth, all set in the midst of an increasing anti Semitism, which forces the Weiss family to move again and again, a peripatetic existence that only intensifies the narrator s growing restlessness The young narrator is largely oblivious to world events and focused instead on becoming an artist, an ambition frustrated generally by his milieu and specifically by his mother, who, herself a former actress, destroys his paintings during one of the family s moves In the end, he turns to an older mentor, Harry Haller, a fictionalized portrait of Hermann Hesse, who encouraged and supported Weiss, and with Haller s example before him, the narrator takes his first steps towards a truly independent life Intensely lyrical, written with great imaginative power, Leavetaking is a vivid evocation of a world that has disappeared and of the narrator s developing consciousnessE NEVERSINK LIBRARY champions books from around the world that have been overlooked, underappreciated, looked askance at, or foolishly ignored They are issued in handsome, well designed editions at reasonable prices in hopes of their passing from one reader to another and further enriching our culture."/>
  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • Leavetaking
  • Peter Weiss
  • 10 September 2019
  • 1612193315

10 thoughts on “Leavetaking

  1. says:

    Sebaldian, one blurb puts it That s ridiculous This is actually really good.

  2. says:

    Great read Picked this little book up on vacation, and it was the perfect beach read Weiss s style is introspective and reminiscent of Dostoevsky He even makes a reference to his influence in the novel The narrator is a German adolescent between the 2 great wars He of the age, place, and time that must be one of the most confusing ever, yet he remains inside his own head and totally oblivious to the world around him.

  3. says:

    Ein unwahrscheinlich dichtes Buch, das in einer fiebrigen, bildgewaltigen Sprache davon erz hlt, wie der Autor sich langsam und mit heftigen inneren K mpfen nicht nur von seinem Elternhaus sondern auch von der damit verbundenen Lebensideologie befreit und seinen eigen Weg sucht und zu beschreiten beginnt Peter Weiss schildert diese Suche atemlos und findet hunderte von Bildern, die sich dem Leser zu einem nicht enden wollenden Panoptikum f gen In der Suhrkamp Spezialausgabe sind Collagen von P Ein unwahrscheinlich dichtes Buch, das in einer fiebrigen, bildgewaltigen Sprache davon erz hlt, wie der Autor sich langsam und mit heftigen inneren K mpfen nicht nur von seinem Elternhaus sondern auch von der damit verbundenen Lebensideologie befreit und seinen eigen Weg sucht und zu beschreiten beginnt Peter Weiss schildert diese Suche atemlos und findet hunderte von Bildern, die sich dem Leser zu einem nicht enden wollenden Panoptikum f gen In der Suhrkamp Spezialausgabe sind Collagen von Peter Weiss beigef gt, die die Sprachbilder unterst tzen und erg nzen Die Lekt re dieses Buches kommt einer psychoanalytischen Reise gleich, bei der man selber auch so einiges abbekommt, stehen die geschilderten Erlebnisse doch auch f r etwas archaisch zum Menschgeh rendes Interessant auch die Anleihe der Figur Harry Haller aus Hermann Hesses Steppenwolf, die nicht prominent aber eben doch explizit zitiert wird Mich hat dieser Stoff sehr gefesselt

  4. says:

    Es una lectura intensa, porque Weiss es tambi n bastante intenso La estructura de un solo p rrafo resulta a ratos desasosegante porque todos los sucesos parecen mezclarse y porque hay partes inc modas, desapacibles Aunque pueda parecer una despedida, un ajuste de cuentas con sus padres como punto de partida para poder comenzar a existir como ser independiente, creo que uno de los sentidos fundamentales de este libro es la sexualidad de Weiss, directamente relacionada con el ambiente opresivo d Es una lectura intensa, porque Weiss es tambi n bastante intenso La estructura de un solo p rrafo resulta a ratos desasosegante porque todos los sucesos parecen mezclarse y porque hay partes inc modas, desapacibles Aunque pueda parecer una despedida, un ajuste de cuentas con sus padres como punto de partida para poder comenzar a existir como ser independiente, creo que uno de los sentidos fundamentales de este libro es la sexualidad de Weiss, directamente relacionada con el ambiente opresivo de su familia Creo que l quer a en ltima instancia aclarar eso, dejar por escrito sus contradicciones y desprenderse de sus faltas Que no te enga e su extensi n no leas este libro si no est s de acuerdo con leer buena literatura pero atragantarte con su contenido y parar m s de una vez para coger aliento

  5. says:

    One of the best Diary book I have read Unapologetic and honest he tells all his wrongdoings and the path he walked through them You get a very strong imagination of what it may have been like for him growing up with an eliterian abusive mother that looked at the wrong places for disipline and a submissive weak headed dad a chaotic feeling but in a way that it gives the reader peace like waking up to a nightmare and being happy it wasnt real.

  6. says:

    Un ajuste de cuentas hacia la incomprensi n paterna sobre su vocaci n art stica Un retrato de su ni ez, adolescencia y juventud y tambi n de miedos, despertares y exilios Una atm sfera opresiva social y familiar que ahoga al lector condenado a leer sin parar ese nico p rrafo de 120 p ginas Bendita condena.

  7. says:

    A one paragraph, semi biographical novel which begins with the death of the narrator s father and continues as a free form chronology of his life experiences Thoughstructured than a flow of consciousness narration, the story is told as a sequence of obvservations, impressions, and emotions The author s father was a Jew in Germany, and though there are not specific references to the rise of Nazism, one s historical knowledge must provide the setting in which many of the events take place A one paragraph, semi biographical novel which begins with the death of the narrator s father and continues as a free form chronology of his life experiences Thoughstructured than a flow of consciousness narration, the story is told as a sequence of obvservations, impressions, and emotions The author s father was a Jew in Germany, and though there are not specific references to the rise of Nazism, one s historical knowledge must provide the setting in which many of the events take place This book was added to my reading list after rereading Weiss s Marat Sade

  8. says:

    Mit dem formalen Abschied beginnend, begibt man sich auf die Suche nach dem Verh ltnis zu den dereinst noch lebenden Eltern und den Schritten und Augenblicken, die der Entfremdung vorausgingen Dabei ist die Erz hlung so unzuverl ssig, wie eine Erinnerung nur sein kann, die verschwimmt zwischen Erinnerung und Phantasie, die der ganzen Zeit mit dem Abschweifen in die Vergangenheit rechnen muss So wenn er nicht mehr davon tr umt riesenhaft ber seine Umwelt hinauszuwachsen, sondern mit seinen Sch Mit dem formalen Abschied beginnend, begibt man sich auf die Suche nach dem Verh ltnis zu den dereinst noch lebenden Eltern und den Schritten und Augenblicken, die der Entfremdung vorausgingen Dabei ist die Erz hlung so unzuverl ssig, wie eine Erinnerung nur sein kann, die verschwimmt zwischen Erinnerung und Phantasie, die der ganzen Zeit mit dem Abschweifen in die Vergangenheit rechnen muss So wenn er nicht mehr davon tr umt riesenhaft ber seine Umwelt hinauszuwachsen, sondern mit seinen Schwestern Sex hat

  9. says:

    A fine small book by Peter Weiss, better known as a playwriter than a novelist This book is a barely fictionalized account of a bright young man s life between the two world wars in Germany as he differentiates from his parents and sets out on his own Beautifully written.

  10. says:

    Bericht einer Abnabelung, einer Menschwerdung als K nstler Poetisch ohne Formalismus, selbstbezogen aber nicht unpolitisch mpfehlung aus einer Leseliste von J Winkler zum K nnen und Nichtk nnen beim Schreiben So liest es sich dann auch.

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