Votre titre Audible gratuit

A Woman in Berlin

Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary
Lu par : Isabel Keating
Durée : 10 h et 26 min
5 out of 5 stars (1 notation)
Prix : 28,69 €
9,95 € / mois après 30 jours. Résiliable à tout moment.

Description

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice.

For eight weeks in 1945, as Berlin fell to the Russian army, a young woman kept a daily record of life in her apartment building and among its residents. "With bald honesty and brutal lyricism" (Elle), the anonymous author depicts her fellow Berliners in all their humanity as well as their cravenness, corrupted first by hunger and then by the Russians. "Spare and unpredictable, minutely observed and utterly free of self-pity" (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland), A Woman in Berlin tells of the complex World War II relationship between civilians and an occupying army and the shameful indignities to which women in a conquered city are always subject - the mass rape suffered by all, regardless of age or infirmity.

A Woman in Berlin stands as "one of the essential books for understanding war and life" (AS Byatt, author of Possession).

©2002 Hannelore Marek. Copyright AB – Die Andere Bibliothek GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin 2011 (First published by Eichborn Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 2003). Translation copyright 2005 by Philip Boehm. Foreword copyright 2005 by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Introduction copyright 2005 by Antony Beevor. (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Ce que les membres d'Audible en pensent

Notations

Global

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    1
  • 4 étoiles
    0
  • 3 étoiles
    0
  • 2 étoiles
    0
  • 1 étoile
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    1
  • 4 étoiles
    0
  • 3 étoiles
    0
  • 2 étoiles
    0
  • 1 étoile
    0

Histoire

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    1
  • 4 étoiles
    0
  • 3 étoiles
    0
  • 2 étoiles
    0
  • 1 étoile
    0
Il n'y a pas encore de critique disponible pour ce titre.
Trier par :
  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jordan J.
  • 12/07/2017

Brutal Honesty

Where does A Woman in Berlin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Woman in Berlin?

I wouldn't phrase the constant rapes and memorable... but they were certainly standouts. Today's society talks about problems... but frankly our problems pale in comparison to what some of our forebears endured. Its humbling to know our lives have been spared many atrocities that others have not.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Survival is enough

4 sur 4 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • OCTAVIO FRANCISCO MEJIA
  • 19/03/2019

A heartbreaking tale of a woman in Berlin

Germany fell on the hands of monsters who lead the nation to war against all Europe, and they were doomed to defeat.

Who attacked and attempted to destroy the Jewish people from the face of the earth,

When you read the plans that President Roosevelt had against the German people to starve them to death, the carpet bombing against innocent civilians.

And the Red Army, who wanted revenge for all the suffering, they endured at the hands of the German army. Stalin was a monster against his own people, what could expect their enemies if he killed more than 20 million Russian in the gulags?

It is a dark chapter in human history, that we must never forget and avoid repeating the same mistake that xenophobic, power-hungry politicians lead us to war.

Because at the end those who pay the consequences are the women and children, the elderly who can't defend themselves from the invading armies.