Kingdom of Twilight

Dunkle, Regenreiche Nacht Im Herbst 1944 Der Laut Eines Schusses Jagt Durch Die Gassen Einer Kleinen Stadt In Polen, Abgefeuert Von Einer J Din Auf Einen SS Sturmbannf Hrer, 37 Jahre Alt Tags Darauf Werden 37 Menschen Ffentlich Hingerichtet Willk R Und Widerstand Sind Gleicherma En Teil Der Gewaltigen Anfangszenen Des Romans, Der Mit Gro Er Emotionaler Kraft Einen Erz Hlbogen Von Den Letzten Kriegsmonaten Bis In Die J Ngste Vergangenheit Spannt K Nigreich Der D Mmerung Berichtet Vom Leben Einer J Dischen Fl Chtlingsgruppe, Von Einer Umgesiedelten Bauernfamilie Aus Der Bukowina, Von Den Ungeheueren Lebensumst Nden Der Entwurzelten In Den Camps F R Displaced Persons Und Verwebt Dabei Weltpolitik Und Den Lebenswillen Der H Ufig Im Untergrund Agierenden Menschen Zu Einer Bislang Nicht Erz Hlten Wirklichkeit Der Jahre Nach 1945 Steven Uhly Bettet Das Schicksal Dieser Menschen In Die Historischen Ereignisse Ihre Wahrheitssuche, In Der Sich Die Frage Nach Schuld Und Erbe Spiegelt, F Hrt Aus Dem Grauen Der Vernichtung In Den Zupackenden Mut Einer Neuen Generation Diese Geschichten Sind Es, Die K Nigreich Der D Mmerung Zu Einem Zeitgen Ssischen Historischen Roman Ber Die Kraft Des Lebens Und Der Ver Nderung Machen Steven Uhly Ist Mit Seiner Ebenso Pr Zisen Wie Poetisch Facettenreichen Sprache Stets Nah An Den Menschen Und Zieht Uns In Den Bann Mit Einer Leuchtkraft, Die Unsere Eigenen Verborgenen Wahrheiten Sp Ren L Sst.Kingdom of Twilight

Steven Uhly was born in 1964 in Cologne and is of German Bengali descent, and partially rooted in Spanish culture He has studied literature, served as the head of an institute in Brazil, and translated poetry and prose from Spanish, Portuguese, and English He lives in Munich with his family His book Adams Fuge was granted the Tukan Preis of the city of Munich in 2011 His novel Gl ckskind 20

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  • Paperback
  • 592 pages
  • Kingdom of Twilight
  • Steven Uhly
  • 22 October 2018
  • 9781635060669

10 thoughts on “Kingdom of Twilight

  1. says:

    This is a vast book which impressed me with its historical research and breadth of material, but it s so panoramic in its shifts between Poland, its sweep across Europe and into Israel, and so broad in its timescale from about 1943 to 1980 that the characters got lost, submerged beneath the weight of so much pressure of story As a result, this records events very well but the book feels emotionally detached people are there to represent the story, rather than the story evolving organically from the characters I was left interested in what happens but unmoved and I wanted to be made to feel.The book is structured to start in Nazi occupied Poland in the second half of the war as the Red Army advances and here we get to know a small group of characters fairly well Then as they re displaced, the story launches into a jagged timeline so that in one chapter we re still in the war, in the next we re with different characters in 1955, then back to 1944 with a different character again, and forward to 1980, back to 1967 in Israel and so on It s awkward and unsettling and in the leaps continuity of character is lost.The sections concerned with the mass emigration to Palestine and the establishment of the state of Israel are interesting but the subject gets a bit lost in all the backwards and forwards movements and what turns into a family saga of convo...

  2. says:

    Lungo e complesso affresco che accompagna per molti anni le vite dei protagonisti, in particolare Anna e Lisa La prima, schiava ebrea al servizio di un ufficiale delle SS, sopravvissuta, ma come un relitto scartato dalla marea, al ritiro del suo padrone a causa dell avanzata dell Armata Rossa, dopo essere stata pi volte violentata la seconda, a sua volta sopravvissuta, ancora infante, alla morte della madre, a sua volta ebrea, ma tratta in salvo da una famiglia di tedeschi, che l allever come una nipote, ma nascondendole per molti anni la sua vera identit Il destino delle due donne si intreccia, nella vita e nei ricordi, tornando pi volte sui suoi passi, facendo e ripetendo errori, perch a sua volta Anna nasconder , per molti anni, la verit al figlio Shimon, che non sapr fino all et adulta di essere figlio di uno stupro, e per questo, per il peso della sensazione di una qualche verit negata, cercher di perdere se stesso nella droga, fino a quando incontrer proprio Lisa.Una miriade di altri personaggi intrecciano la loro storia con quella di queste due donne, tutti in qualche modo vittime di una bugia i figli dell aguzzino di Anna, l uomo che ha salvato e sposa...

  3. says:

    More of a 3.5 Update This is a vast, historical novel telling the story of a wide range of characters throughout World War II, and its aftermath The story begins with the murder of a ranking S.S officer by a Jewish woman in Poland The lens of the story then widens to include the murderess Martina , the Jewish maid of the head of the S.S in that town Anna , and her boss As the story continues we follow these characters as they escape the clutches of the Nazis and attempt to find freedom in Poland, and then Germany We then begin to follow the children of all of these characters, as well as some of their husbands wives As the story goes on and on, the lives of all of these characters eventually intersect This makes for some interesting encounters, but I felt that the novel took too long to get to these meetings I think maybe the novel could have been shortened by 200 pages and maintained the same depth, in characterization, storytelling and historical details Some of the minor characters could have even been cut out entirely, or at least had their sections greatly shortened.Another main complaint of this novel is that the timeline was very hard for me to follow Some chapters begin to have dates about halfway through the novel, and I was very surprised to see that only two years had passed, rather than a longer period of time Even if one was very knowledgeable of post WWII history, I don t think the historica...

  4. says:

    This brutal and emotionally charged novel spanning decades starts with the shooting of a Nazi officer in a Polish town From that moment on, the lives of four core characters and a few connected to them are told through the war, after the war and all the way up to the fight for an independent Israeli state There is the at that moment unborn daughter of the shooter a Jew , the commander of the shooting s victim a Nazi , the woman who hides the shooter a German civilian and the maid secretary of the commander a Polish Jew It begins in Poland, goes to Germany and ends in Israel with an open ending worthy of this story As someone says This war is still ending the peace treaty and truce does not mean the people have forgotten Neither do all Nazis forget they were Nazis, nor do all civilians stop feeling guilty for crimes their people committed, nor do the Jews and Poles suddenly forgive and heal Naturally, there is thoughts of vengeance on the Germans, there is a wish to bury the past and for others a wish to bring forth the truth, there is remaining stereotypes by all parties.It is a brutal novel because it is real it is violent and bloody and at times disgusting But that is realistic, considering it deals with a war, the Holocaust and the violent fight for Israel s nationhood But one thing this book does well is to show the complexity Even though we be...

  5. says:

    At the beginning, in Poland, an SS commander had a subordinate called Karl Treitz who was lured to his death by a Pole named Piotr with the excuse that he, Piotr, knew where some Jews were hiding After Treitz was killed, the commander identified and killed 37 Jews one for every year of Treitz s life The commander was named Joseph Ranzer, but later Joseph Kruze His housekeeper was called Anna Stirnweiss, later Sarfati.The over hundred and fifty chapters shift focus from place to place and from time to time WWII to modern day Palestine ghettos to high rises Romania to Munich to Jerusalem to Paris to Auschwitz to New York to West Berlin We follow a grown man to his infancy to his grandmother and back again But then, reading this incredible novel is like working a jigsaw puzzle Oh, here is a piece marked Maria , but which Maria Otto Kruse Otto Deckert Here s some blue sky w...

  6. says:

    Too long, with timelines and plots just coming into place as the author chooses Intriguing ideas which get lost as the plot stomps and trips along An ending would have been welcomed too.

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