Aller Tage Abend

Aller Tage AbendFrom One Of The Most Daring Voices In European Fiction, This Is A Story Of The Twentieth Century Traced Through The Various Possible Lives Of One Woman She Is A Baby Who Suffocates In The Cradle Or She Lives To Become A Woman And Dies Beloved Or She Dies Betrayed Or Her Memory Is Honored Or She Is Forgotten By Everyone Moving From A Small Galician Town At The Turn Of The Century Through Pre War Vienna And Stalin S Moscow To Present Day Berlin, Jenny Erpenbeck Homes In On The Moments When Life Follows A Particular Branch And Fate Suddenly Emerges From The Sly Interplay Between History, Character And Pure Chance.

Jenny Erpenbeck born 12 March 1967 in East Berlin is a German director and writer.Jenny Erpenbeck is the daughter of the physicist, philosopher and writer John Erpenbeck and the Arabic translator Doris Kilias Her grandparents are the authors Fritz Erpenbeck and Hedda Zinner In Berlin she attended an Advanced High School, where she graduated in 1985 She then completed a two year apprenticeship

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  • Paperback
  • 239 pages
  • Aller Tage Abend
  • Jenny Erpenbeck
  • English
  • 25 June 2017
  • 9781846275159

10 thoughts on “Aller Tage Abend

  1. says:

    The Lord gave and the Lord took away, her grandmother said to her at the edge of the grave But that wasn t right, because the Lord had taken away much than had been there to start with, and everything her child might have become was now lying there at the bottom of the pit, waiting to be covered up This book is full of horrors The horror of losing your newborn child The horror of being a stranger, unwanted and frowned upon The horror of oppression, persecution, war, death The wound of a country that suddenly finds itself split in two, families separated, people labeled as second class citizens And then, all the questions overruled by a single phrase what if What if we had the chance to live again To witness death and birth and wait for the cycle to start anew This is the background of Jenny Erpenbeck s haunting novel in a beautiful, soulful translation by Susan Bernofsky In a story that spans countries and eras, our journey starts in Galicia at the end of the 19th century A young couple of mixed religious background loses a baby girl The pain is unb...

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    Incredibly brilliant writing on, essentially, the interconnections between a series of alternate universes I bought the book without knowing anything about it except my affection for Erpenbeck , and I think I might have benefited from not knowing the concept which has been spoiled all over Goodreads, but I won t address it here This is structurally fascinating 5 linked short novels that congeal into a whole that sums up a life better than a realist novel could There are stylistic differences based on era that help set the books apart My plea is to give it through part two until then, it might feel a bit cliched, but she s building something wonderful here This complaint is nothing definitive, but I found myself drifting when I read it, particularly at the confusing beginning of part 3 there s a reason it is written the way it is, but I think it s a misstep Part 4 is the highlight of the book, and has an absolute sublime 3 pages 107 109 in my edition tha...

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    Already the title of Jenny Erpenbeck s new novel, ALLER TAGE ABEND THE END OF ALL DAYS , gives me pause It is an old fashioned phrase that goes back at least to Martin Luther The story begins at the grave site of a baby girl, and, while the grandmother accepts this death without questioning the why , the thoughts of the mother wander into all the possible future lives that the girl might have had One death is not the end of all days , first spoken by the grandmother, becomes the underlying theme that weaves through the book The author builds her novel around the fundamental question what if. What coincidences, unforeseen encounters, personal actions or external events shape our lives, could have shaped the life of this one nameless little girl From that first scene of mourning and grief, Erpenbeck spins an extraordinary and complex narrative in which she intertwines a personal, intimate family story of three generations with pertinent political events and historical changes taking place in the course of the twentieth century from 1902 to 1992 Brilliant Without hesitation very rare for me I can say that t...

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    I have read 50% of this book and I am no further on than when I had 1% read as this book is making absolutely no sense to me When is the right time to give up on a book I hate giving up on a novel but I am getting zero satisfaction from this story and frustration is starting to set in So I think now is the time to ...

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    A child dies But this is not the end, no, the beginning What if she hadn t died What if her life went on and she died in the despair of unrequited love, or in a senseless pogrom of Trotskyite elements, or celebrated, at the height of literary fame, or in obscurity, forgotten and alone in an old people s home What does it take to survive the twentieth century To be tossed on the waves of two wars, the Spanish flu, economic collapse, totalitarian regimes, the fall of communism, and yet keep bobbing up to the surface How do you cheat death, waiting just outside the window A lump of snow, a patch of ice, different clothes, a party functionary who remembers your apple strudel, the right foot instead of the left on the stairs Life as contingent, death as a freak, the step between the two worlds no than a breath Unless you are the old great grandfather, for whom dying is like crossing a vast room whose far side is not visible.This is a boldly conceived story, and magnificently executed Jenny Erpenbeck s sixth book is about the contingency of life, and mid Europe from 1902 to 1992 That might sound a little hard to take, great unpalatable lumps of philosophy and history, but although she offers us here five possible biographies, she never lets her gaze wander from the human individual, the human cost, the human pain Her tone is quiet, fatalistic, melancholy...

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    Death After DeathI read the first long section of this intricate novel in German as Aller Tage Abend over a year ago It was about the time that Kate Atkinson s Life After Life was going to press, so there can be no accusation of plagiarism between the two authors, but the concepts are nonetheless very similar Atkinson tells a forty year story in which a setback in one chapter an infant s death, say is immediately followed by another in which that outcome is erased and replaced by an alternative version Erpenbeck does much the same, only with fewer sections five to Atkinson s fifty or and a longer time span virtually the whole of the last century , but I think with greater depth.The novel begins with the death of an infant girl in Galicia The death causes a rift between the father and mother Although Christian, he has married a Jewess for financial reasons, but the mixed marriage hinders his promotion in the civil service and causes his wife to be disowned by her orthodox family With the death of the child, the strongest bond between them, their family unit disintegrates Their lives and hardships poverty, persecution, emigration might stand in for thousands of individuals fleei...

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    Breathtaking, vivid writing but it almost didn t feel like the writing belonged in a novel It felt like it should have been music, instead As I read I got the same feeling I get when I listen to Barber s Adagio for Strings As with the Barber piece there are beautiful incantatory phrases that build to piercingly beautiful and very sad resolutions But the resolutions are lyrical and thematic, rather than providing narrative closure The language does not build to a resolution as a novel ...

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    The first two sections of this novel took my breath away I slowed my pace down to a close reading level, absorbing the resonances between the first two possible lives of this girl child and entertaining the possibilities in subtle shifts that might change a life I immediately found it profound than Kate Atkinson s Life After Life which starts at a galloping pace and a very different style An infant who suffers a crib death finds herself with suicidal ideations in another life Does he know what a burden she is finding life, which from inside always looked to her like a sphere with perfectly smooth, black walls, and you keep running and running and there isn t even a shabby little door to let you out I cleared my Sunday evening, it was just me and the cat to read the second half, the three sequential possible lives of the character that take up near where the previous ended The what might have happened if this was different , or if one tiny change was made I felt challenged as a reader to enter the later lives as deeply as I had the early lives I was still absorbing the impact of the first 1...

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