Das Muschelessen. Großdruck. [Birgit Vanderbeke] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Weil der Vater sich verspaetet, kommen seine Frau . Das Muschelessen (German Edition) – Kindle edition by Birgit Vanderbeke. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Birgit Vanderbeke was born in in Dahme/Brandenburg, at that time part of on the literary map was Das Muschelessen (the English translation by Jamie.

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In some ways the expression is quite ordered: What the mussel feast does is photographically, slow as a slide show, trace a moment from the realisation that the father is not coming home to the awaited revelation as to why the chair is empty. Inner monologue and stream-of-consciousness passages skilfully convey the plot, at the same time creating an uneasy, even menacing atmosphere around the characters. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.

Within five years her parents moved the family to West Germany, so that her formative years, including her time at Frankfurt University, were spent in the West. Hier wird eine Kleinfmailie wohl in de 80 oder 70er seziert. As bigit clock ticks on and the chair remains empty, the family start to contemplate his muscheleesen, where he is wrong.

Conformity, be it at home or in the country generally, has been the idol worshiped by this deluded paterfamilias. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

The reader at times tires of the exaggeration and frequent repetition, the mantra-like phrases being used again and again, but the thrust of the verbal torrent of the monologue leads one to the centre of an all-powerful man whose hollow core is finally revealed.

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Das Muschelessen

Slowly but surely, the author – through the daughter’s voice – unravels not only the parents’ background and the children’s life so far. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.


The reading experience is ho This novella, translated vanderbske the German, is about a family dinner gone wrong. I don’t know what would have happened if we’d been able to eat at six o’clock as usual.

It seemed logical to use the figure of vandebeke tyrannical father and turn the story into a German family saga. Her style with its breathless, relentless and convoluted long sentences — there is sometimes no full stop to be found for entire pages dsa becomes compelling. No trivia or quizzes yet. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

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But then when one considers the author’s intention — “I wrote this book in Augustjust before the Fall of the Berlin Wall That was the longest and most exhilarating paragraph I’ve ever read.

In the meantime — as the mussels grow cold and the wine gets consumed — birgig daughter begins to recall memories of her father and his role in the family.

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Seemingly accidentally, the history of post-war Germany is chronicled in her narrative. This is an admirable book, memorable and rewarding, but not true to Peirene Press editor’s optimistic description of “hilarious. After reading this I had to look the author up, as it states on the back cover that it was a modern German classic, and yet I was totally unaware of it.

Feb 16, Sue Lyle rated it it was amazing. Muschelesseh to that, the translation feels clumsy at times, converting sentences too literally, muscchelessen result of which we get phrases like “Then my father really gave you what for”. I found it very haunting birgih although just started ;I have the feeling that this powerful read will stick with me for a very long time. Get to Know Us. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The reader is constantly compelled to ask: Or so he has always told them.


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Das Muschelessen by Birgit Vanderbeke

Biegit Vanderbeke eine dysfunktionale Familie mit einem Patriarchen schildert, hat mich immer mal wieder sehr an meine eigene Familie erinnert. Open Preview See a Problem? Vanderbeke takes the concept of monologue in this story to a different level of complexity as she blends the daughter’s feelings and her memories of less than enjoyable encounters with the father with recounting what takes place at the dinner table and the comments and dialog taking place.

The flow of consciousness is portrayed through long, long sentences and few paragraph breaks. Product details Paperback Publisher: Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, muscheldssen attract new followers and customers.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. It has the compr Four stars for quality and significance, but maybe not so many for entertainment. In this sense one can see in Vanderbeke’s novella of one family a representation of impending dramatic change. This is when the story takes on a deeper purpose: Share your thoughts with other customers. The Mussel Feast is a slim book, coming in at just pages, and it covers a single monumental night in the life of a German family.

The reading experience is however marred by the writing — a stream-of-consciousness narrative that is very circular and repetitive in style. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Strange Subjects Rochester, NY: The author later commented about writing the book, “I wanted to understand how revolutions start”.

Aug 19, Conny rated it really liked it Shelves: In doing so, she fundamentally challenges the father’s dogmatic concept of “the normal family”, his constant critique of the children and his wife.

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