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[BOOKS] ✫ Panorama By Hans Günther Adler – Transportjobsite.co.uk chapter 1 Panorama, meaning Panorama, genre Panorama, book cover Panorama, flies Panorama, Panorama a416ebe6252cb Published For The First Time In English, Panorama Is A Superb Rediscovered Novel Of The Holocaust By A Neglected Modern Master One Of A Handful Of Death Camp Survivors To Fictionalize His Experiences In German, H G Adler Is An Essential Author Referenced By W G Sebald In His Classic Novel Austerlitz, And A Direct Literary Descendant Of KafkaWhen The Journey Was Discovered In A Harvard Bookshop And Translated By Peter Filkins, It Began A Major Reassessment Of The Prague Born H G Adler By Literary Critics And Historians Alike Known For His Monumental Theresienstadt , A Day By Day Account Of His Experiences In The Nazi Slave Labor Community Before He Was Sent To Auschwitz, Adler Also Wrote Six Novels The Very Depiction Of The Holocaust In Fiction Caused Furious Debate And Delays In Their Publication Now Panorama, His First Novel, Written In , Is Finally Available To Convey The Kinds Of Truths That Only Fiction CanA Brilliant Epic, Panorama Is A Portrait Of A Place And People Soon To Be Destroyed, As Seen Through The Eyes Of Young Josef Kramer Told In Ten Distinct Scenes, It Begins In Pastoral Word War I Era Bohemia, Where The Boy Passively Witnesses The Wonders Of The World In A Thrilling Panorama Display Follows Him To A German Boarding School Full Of Creeping Xenophobia And Prejudice And Finds Him In Young Adulthood Sent To A Labor Camp And Then To One Of The Infamous Extermination Camps, Before He Chooses Exile Abroad After The War Josef S Philosophical Journey Mirrors The Author S Own From A Stoic Acceptance Of Events To A Realization That The Viewer Is Also The Participant And That Action Must Be Taken In Life, If Only To Make Sure The Dead Are Not ForgottenAchieving A Stream Of Consciousness Power Reminiscent Of James Joyce And Gertrude Stein, H G Adler Is A Modern Artist With Unique Historical Importance Panorama Is Lasting Evidence Of Both The Torment Of His Life And The Triumph Of His Gifts

10 thoughts on “Panorama

  1. says:

    I read an awful lot of books for reasons which I ve totally forgotten perhaps a friend s recommendation, often a Goodreads mention, sometimes a newspaper review or article This is one of them I have NO idea why I determined to read this book.Adler is loosely defined as one of the Prague circle writers between the two World Wars, if that means anything to you German literature between the wars isn t something that I m well acquainted with, although I ve run across the names of several writers which I do have on my long list.Panorama is a novel, basically biographical But it s not the traditional novel, which works extremely well in this case It is actually a series of vignettes on the study of a life, small pieces which not only reflect the author s life experience, but also the culture as well It begins with the Panorama Josef and his grandmother love to go to the panorama whenever it changes movies It is a theatre that basically shows what we would call slides to an audience peering through eyeholes Josef, all of about 6, estimates there must be about 100 slides When the slides start to repeat, members of the audience leave and others take their places.The entire novel is a panorama Sometimes, the idea of a panorama is specifically referred to within the section But even if it isn t, the reader has a strong sense of the idea of a moving still life behind the stories.Adler uses a sort of stream of consciousness style at times In certain vignettes, it works better than others For instance, Josef as a newly minted PhD Herr Doktor arrives at a cultural center to try for a job The place is chaos and he ends up working part of that same day, getting caught up in the Marxian as in Groucho absurdity of everything Here s a part, only a small part, of a paragraph he uses in describing Josef s trials that day Rumpler then wants to head to his office, and Horn should accompany him, but now there is no holding back Frau Michalik, as she wrests herself away from Schrimple and throws herself at Rumpler, standing in his path and spitting at him, Now it s my turn Only over my dead body, Herr Professor Rapp Then the Professor turns completely soft and pats Frau Michalik on the cheek, I m so worried about you, my dear, you seem so upset I m not getting any younger either Dash it all, when people like us have to bend over backward Frau Michalik says, If only I could speak with just you, then everything will be settled You are still a human being, Herr Professer Rapp No one will let me in to see you My love of animals is misunderstood, it s only a part of my love of people You already know about my plans for a society for mixed marriage I have to bring that up in Parliament, I have to get on the radio To read animal tales Got that Didn t think so But it s great, isn t it Adler lived through World War Ii As a Jew, he spent time in a work camp in Bohemia and in a concentration camp in Germany But he doesn t dwell on either of these two experiences They appear to be just as important or mundane as the rest of the episodes Whether or not you are interested in literature between the wars, if you like a well written, philosophical novel, you can t do wrong by picking this up.

  2. says:

    3.5 stars I found this book enjoyable and thought provoking, but sooooooooo long I also found the philosophy heavy sections difficult to get through In general this book needs to be read attentively, but in a few parts I had to go back and re read whole pages because my mind had wandered.

  3. says:

    Slow and hard to follow.

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    To merely classify this novel as Holocaust fiction, I think does a disservice to this book and its author In turns compelling and soul crushing, it s slices of a whole life vacillating between being part of something and being separated, Othered Some chapters, like In Umlowitz, paint rural Bohemia in between the wars as beautifully, elegantly simple others like Cultural Center and Landstein Castle, focus on the eccentric and hectic lives of boys and young men Only two of the book s later chapters take place during the Second World War The final, after the war is over It s a slow read some chapters I preferred muchly over others, but I think it was worth the effort.

  6. says:

    heavy theme but interestingly written in 10 stand alone vignettes linked as episodes in the life of the protagonist, Josef Kramer, in between the wars Czech republic, ending with his incarceration in a concentration camp and eventual liberation.

  7. says:

    Death by comma So many commas that I felt like I was swimming and not reading One sentence had 16 commas 16 I didn t make it past page 34 Imagine William Shatner narrating a book with 16 commas per sentence and you know it is time to move on.

  8. says:

    I only got through half of the book slow read and nothing about the war to spark enough interest to finish.

  9. says:

    A remarkable novel, but not an easy read for those expecting traditional sentence and paragraph form Still, the prose is beautiful and haunting and well worth the effort.

  10. says:

    I had this for 3 weeks from the library but just could not finish it Maybe I will try again in the future.

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