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Midsummer Night by Uwe Timm

Great discussion of the varieties of potatoes eaten by Germans, the leather coat sold in the black market that disintegrates as the narrator walks in the rain, the taxi driver that stops and throws all the author’s papers out of the cab when he disagrees with hi Translation of a German novel about the joining of East and West Berlin and the disconnect in the way people think in those two cultures.


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Rushing around the newly united city, he becomes involved in a series of madcap adventures, strange entanglements, and odd, sometimes threatening encounters. Chris rated it liked it Jul 25, Sep 20, Jim rated it liked it Shelves: Chris Colton rated it really liked it Mar 15, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, The Goodreads summary is not for this book, wue rather for Umbrella by Ferdinand Mount!

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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: German fiction — 20th century. Uwe Timm Find more information about: Wie in “Die Entdeckung der Currywurst”, Berlin nach der Wende ist das Hauptthema des Buches, aber diesmal fand ich die Figuren nicht so interessant, und die unterschiedlichen Akzente waren manchmal schwer zu verstehen.

Ends with the wrapping of the Reichstag by the artist Christo. During his studies, Timm was engaged in leftist activities of the s. Uwe Timm spins a fascinating tale here, one filled with surprise, magic, comedy, and hope. Fabfabian rated it really liked it Jan 13, Timm imitates everyday storytelling by using everyday vocabulary and simple sentences and generally tries to imitate the way stories are orally told.


There are a rich variety of characters poking about in these pages. Similar Items Related Subjects: His individual scenes are fascinating. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The narrator of Timm’s story is a writer who simply can’t get started on his next book. Quite a slow start, but Timm really builds this story into a certain kind of comedy of errors that is both entertaining and manages to fit in a few seamless moments uuwe reflection.

Teresa rated it liked it Jan 17, Die Entdeckung der Currywurst. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Claire rated it liked it Dec 03, Uwe Timm was the youngest son in johanisnacht family.

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For Timm, then, telling stories represents a response to the absurd and the nostalgia for unity that it leaves behind. Trivia About Midsummer Night. Mark rated it liked it Aug 01, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.