Reading Books

Sep 07, 2005 07:15 # 38762

andromacha *** wants to know...

Help help help!

Hey, guys. I am in a big crisis trying to prepare for my German literature exam. The professor chose a horrid syllabus, and the books I have to read are one worse than the other. I have managed to read most of them, but I am really in trouble about 2.

Has anybody read "Lagerfeuer" by Julia Frank? There are no translations in Italian or English (already checked also with the help of null", and I don't seem to find a sum up. I would read it in German, but I find it too hard for my level, so all I would really like is to know at least the plot. My professor is too stupid anyway, and I don't think that he would really go in depth, since everytime he gets involved in his own things, and does most of the talking.

Also, I am trying to read "Ein weites Feld" by Grass - I think it is translated with "It's a long story" in English or something similar to that, but I guess that the Italian translation sucks (at least I hope so), because that thing doesn't make any sense (to me anyway). I already read "Im Krebsgang" always by Grass, and even there I couldn't really understand where the guy was coming from with it. Though, that book is only 200 pages long, but Ein weites Feld is about 600.

I tried to look online for sum ups and things like that, but didn't find it anything. Maybe one of the German speaking Naoiies could have some good ideas? Like a site where I can find what I need, or even maybe someone has read any of those two hellish books?
Any kind of help would be more than appreciated.

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Sep 09, 2005 14:08 # 38807

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: Help help help!

Maybe one of the German speaking Naoiies could have some good ideas? Like a site where I can find what I need, or even maybe someone has read any of those two hellish books?

I simply could ask my father. He's, beside teaching anything out of the economic stuff to the people, a Germanic teacher ;)

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Sep 09, 2005 14:15 # 38808

andromacha *** replies...

Re: Help help help!

I simply could ask my father. He's, beside teaching anything out of the economic stuff to the people, a Germanic teacher ;)

Oh yes, I beg you! After "Die Verwirrungen des Zoeglings Toerless" I feel like committing suicide! I have 3 more books to go, and only ten days. I simply feel so tired. But today I must start with that crappy "Ein weites Feld". I can't believe that he could find a way to write 644 pages of crap. I just don't understand that book. I don't know if it is the Italian translation, or if it is Grass' style to suck.

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