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Death In Rome By Wolfgang Koeppen

Death In Rome by Wolfgang Koeppen

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In Rome, four members of a German family are reunited by chance. The four men recount their separate experiences in music, bureaucracy, arms and religion - and, taken together, they personify the German soul.

Death In Rome Summary

Death In Rome by Wolfgang Koeppen

In Rome, four members of a German family are reunited by chance. A young composer, Siegfried; his estranged father, Freidrich, who held office under the Nazis and is once more making his way in public life, this time as a democratically elected burgomeister; Siegfried's uncle, Judejahn, an unrepentant former SS general; and Judejahn's renegade son, Adolf, who is preparing himself for the Catholic priesthood. The four men recount their separate experiences in music, bureaucracy, arms and religion - and, taken together, they personify the German soul. Death in Rome is a history book, a family book, a book about the battle over who gets to represent the authentic face of post-war Germany. It is a devastating and brilliant evocation of an entire nation.

About Wolfgang Koeppen

Wolfgang Koeppen was born in 1906 and died ninety years later in Munich. A journalist for left-wing papers in Weimar Berlin, he spent the early Nazi period in the Netherlands, returning in the war years to work for the film company that produced Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis'. He published five novels, two in the 1930s and three in the 1950s. Michael Hofmann was awarded the PEN/Book-of-the-month Club Prize for translation.

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GOR001297377
Death In Rome by Wolfgang Koeppen
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Granta Books
2004-05-20
224
1862075891
9781862075894
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