Deutschstunde

Deutschstunde Der im ostpreu ischen Lyck geborene Siegfried Lenz geh rt zu den bekanntesten deutschen Autoren der Gegenwart F r sein Werk hat er viele Ehrungen und Auszeichnungen bekommen dazu geh ren unter a

  • Title: Deutschstunde
  • Author: Siegfried Lenz
  • ISBN: 9783937793290
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Der 1926 im ostpreu ischen Lyck geborene Siegfried Lenz geh rt zu den bekanntesten deutschen Autoren der Gegenwart F r sein Werk hat er viele Ehrungen und Auszeichnungen bekommen, dazu geh ren unter anderem der Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels und der Goethe Preis der Stadt Frankfurt Lenz Kindheit und Jugend sind von den Ereignissen des Dritten Reiches gepr gt IDer 1926 im ostpreu ischen Lyck geborene Siegfried Lenz geh rt zu den bekanntesten deutschen Autoren der Gegenwart F r sein Werk hat er viele Ehrungen und Auszeichnungen bekommen, dazu geh ren unter anderem der Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels und der Goethe Preis der Stadt Frankfurt Lenz Kindheit und Jugend sind von den Ereignissen des Dritten Reiches gepr gt Im Alter von 13 Jahren trat er der HJ bei, machte 1943 sein Notabitur und wurde dann Soldat bei der Marine der Reichswehr Er desertierte in D nemark und kam in englische Kriegsgefangenschaft Diese Erlebnisse beeinflussen sein journalistisches und literarisches Werk In seinem Roman Die Deutschstunde , der 1968 erschien, setzt sich Lenz kritisch mit dem Dritten Reich auseinander Der Protagonist des Romans ist Siggi Jepsen, ein Z gling einer Anstalt f r schwererziehbare Jugendliche, der einen Deutschaufsatz zum Thema Die Freude der Pflicht schreiben muss Darin thematisiert Siggi den Konflikt mit seinem Vater, der zur Zeit des Nationalsozialismus Polizist im norddeutschen Rugb ll ist Siggis Vater ist mit dem Maler Nansen befreundet, doch die NS Zeit ver ndert diese Freundschaft Die Deutschstunde schildert, wie der Polizist Jepsen die Durchsetzung des Malverbots f r Nansen zu dessen pers nlichem Feldzug macht Nahezu blind erf llt der Vater seine Pflicht, w hrend der Sohn versucht, die Kunstwerke zu retten Das Ende des Dritten Reiches bringt keine Ver nderung Der Vater wird kurzfristig interniert, kehrt jedoch sp ter auf seinen Posten zur ck, ungebrochen autorit tsgl ubig Mit der Deutschstunde konfrontiert Siegfried Lenz seine Leserschaft schonungslos mit scheinbar unpolitischer Pflichterf llung und Heimattreue, welche in der Nachkriegszeit als tragender Pfeiler des Nationalsozialismus demaskiert wurde.

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    About "Siegfried Lenz"

    1. Siegfried Lenz

      Siegfried Lenz 1926 2014 was a German author who wrote twelve novels and produced several collections of short stories, essays, and plays for radio and the theatre He was awarded the Goethe Prize in Frankfurt am Main on the 250th Anniversary of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe s birth Lenz and his wife, Liselotte, also exchanged over 100 letters with Paul Celan and his wife, Gis le Lestrange between 1952 and 1961.Lenz was the son of a customs officer in Lyck Elk , East Prussia After his graduation exam in 1943, he was drafted into the navy According to documents released in June 2007, he may have joined the Nazi party on the 12th of July 1943 Shortly before the end of World War II, he defected to Denmark, but became a prisoner of war in Schleswig Holstein.After his release, he attended the University of Hamburg, where he studied philosophy, English, and Literary history His studies were cut off early, however, as he became an intern for the daily paper Die Welt, and served as its editor from 1950 to 1951 It was there he met his future wife, Liselotte d February 5, 2006 They were married in 1949.Since 1951, Lenz worked as a freelance writer in Hamburg and was a member of the literature forum Group 47 Together with G nter Grass, he became engaged with the Social Democratic Party and aided the Ostpolitik of Willy Brandt A champion of the movement, he was invited in 1970 to the signing of the German Polish Treaty.Since 2003, Lenz was a visiting professor at the D sseldorf Heinrich Heine University and a member of the organization for German orthography and proper speech.

    758 thoughts on “Deutschstunde”

    1. "There's been many a one," the old postman said, "who's saved himself just by not doing his duty at the right time.""Then he's never done his duty at all," my father said curtly."In the far North-West of Schleswig-Holstein, just below the Danish border, the village policeman is intent on carrying out his duty by preventing the artist Nansen (apparently modelled on Emil Nolde) from painting.Told from the point of view of the policeman's son as an essay on 'The Joy of Duty' while serving time in a [...]



    2. What struck me so strongly when I began reading this was the prose. It was unlike anything I'd read yet. I found myself reading snippets to my roommate out loud so I could share the use of imagery, detail, and language.Most reviews I've seen on here give a brief synopsis, and that's very nice, but it doesn't tell why the book is so amazing. I picked it up at a used book store without any prior knowledge of the author or the artist upon whom it was based. And for that I'm glad. I went into it wit [...]


    3. Unfortunately, I must update this review to reflect a report in the German weekly Die Zeit that Emil Nolde, the artist who inspired this novel, was a Nazi sympathizer:mobil.zeit/kultur/kunst/201I read this novel some time ago, but since it is one of my favorites, I thought I would call it to your attention (if you have not heard of it). The German Lesson, written by Siegfried Lenz in 1968, is one of the seminal works of post-war German literature. It sought to explain to the Sixties generation t [...]


    4. Siggi, un joven internado en un reformatorio, el día que debe escribir una redacción con el jocoso título de "las alegrías del deber" se bloquea y entrega un ejercicio en blanco. A este acto de insumisión caligráfica, le sucederá un castigo con reclusión y aislamiento en su celda que supondrá que el joven logre extraer parte de su pasado vomitándolo sobre un buen número de cuadernos.Siggi entonces se aplica, recorre su pasado e irá espigando los momentos que recuerda de su vida: El p [...]


    5. The story begins in a juvenile detention center where Siggi Jepsen narrates the plot. He is to write an essay on duty, and through the course of the copybooks he details his childhood in Nazi Germany, his relationship with his father, a police officer, and his friendship with an older artist friend. When his father's duty is to shut down the paper-friend, Siggi takes it upon himself to save as many of the paintings as he can. His father, when he finds out, has his son arrested for art theft.I ha [...]


    6. Der Roman erzählt die Geschichte von Siggi Jepsen, dessen Vater während des 2. Weltkriegs das Malverbot der Nazis für den Maler Max Ludwig Nansen (für den Emil Nolde als Vorbild diente) durchsetzen muss. Das große Thema des Buches ist die Frage, inwiefern Pflichterfüllung zu Schuld führt. Wo hört die auferlegte Pflicht auf und beginnt die Pflicht, gegen die Pflicht zu handeln?Es fällt mir nicht leicht, eine Rezension für dieses Buch zu schreiben, denn ich bin nach seiner Lektüre etwas [...]


    7. This is my number one book. It's about a painter who is forbidden to paint during the Third Reich. The story is told throught he eyes of a young boy whose father is responsible for making sure that the painter does not paint at all. Instead, the painter painstakingly paints them in his mind's eye. Some of these paintings he eventually executes and then hides. The descriptions are vivid, the reader can see these wonderful works of art in their minds as well. This is a fictionalized account of a t [...]


    8. “Lección de alemán” es una novela sobre el deber. Esto es lo que se lee en cualquiera de las reseñas de esta novela que pueda llegar a vuestros ojos. Y en efecto, así es. También hay algunas reflexiones muy interesantes sobre el arte de la pintura y su apreciación, fácilmente trasladables al arte de la escritura y a la lectura, pero la novela, con un telón de fondo marcado por la pasividad de terceros, tiene como tema central el deber, su cumplimiento ciego, la irracionalidad de colo [...]


    9. Another title for this book might have been "The Joy of Duty", which is the title of the lesson assigned to the book's protagonist, young Siggi, who currently lives in an institution for delinquent youth. Siggi is initially immobilized by the assignment, eventually turning in a blank notebook. As he is forced to explain to the director, it is not for lack of material, but that there is so much to say that he is unable to organize his thoughts in order to record them. therefore, he is given solit [...]


    10. رمان زنگ انشا خاطرات نوجوانی خلاف کار است که به خاطر دزدیدن چند تابلوی نقاشی دوران بازپروری را در پرورشگاه می گذراند.به او انشایی با موضوع فواید وظیفه شناسی داده شده که چون در زنگ انشا موفق به نوشتن اش نمی شود در سلول انفرادی به این کار واداشته می شود.زیگی پیزن برای انکه بتواند [...]


    11. I finally picked this book off my shelves when I read that Siegfried Lenz died at the age of 88. Boy, was I fortunate!What I found most special about Lenz's masterpiece is the way he used description not just to describe or set up a scene, but to complement thoughts and action, often metaphorically. I generally don’t like a lot of description, but Lenz’s descriptions are wonderfully offbeat, sometimes breathtaking. They are the novel’s greatest joy.The other things that make this WWII nove [...]


    12. This book is basically about a boy in a detention center who has to write an essay on the topic of "The joys of duty". At first he doesn't even know how to start but when he finally starts writing he can't stop and all the memories of his childhood (during Second World War) in Northern Germany pour out of him. His duty turns into a month long writing obsession and he does enjoy it. The duty, his piece of writing, becomes his life. My duty was to read this book and I did (FINALLY - thank God!)suc [...]


    13. Ik weet het wel, size doesn’t matter, en er zijn beslist grootse kleine boekjes. Een snelle greep uit de boekenkast levert alvast deze parels op: ‘Zonder mij’ van Philippe Claudel (109 pagina’s), ‘De voorlezer’ van Bernhard Schlink (176 pagina’s), ‘Alsof het voorbij is’ van Julian Barnes (158 pagina’s), ‘Dat is wat ik bemin’ van Isabelle Rossaert (149 pagina’s), ‘Rivieren’ van Martin Michael Driessen (139 pagina’s), ‘Sergeant Bertrand’ van Aleksandr Skorobogat [...]


    14. Everybody should read this book. It's a fictional narrative by a kid in a detention facility looking back on his youth on the flatlands of northern Germany during World War II and his police-officer father's efforts, under orders, to suppress a local expressionist artist. If that doesn't sound great to you, then stick to whatever floats ya, but this book matured me.


    15. Lenz schafft es über die Sprache eine Stimmung zu schaffen, die der Landschaft an der Nordsee total entspricht! Grandiose Sprache, man kann das Buch nicht einfach runterlesen, jeder Satz ist wichtig und muss gelesen werden.



    16. One of my absolute favourites! Great prose, good setting,well-rounded characters, important topics addressed- and never boring, despite of being quite a big volume.Definitely recommended!


    17. Bij de start dacht ik dat dit dikke (bijna 600 pagina's!) boek in het Duits me maanden zou kosten. Ik had maar 4 weken voor we het in de leesclub zouden bespreken. Onmogelijk! Maar ik had buiten Siegfried Lenz gerekend zijn boek nam me bij de hand en ik wandelde in een aangenaam tempo een andere wereld in. Een wereld van wad en plicht, van kleur en kunst, van koppigheid en loyaliteit.Het gaat over de jonge Siggi die in een soort jeugdgevangenis of inrichting zit. Tijdens de Duitse les weet hij g [...]


    18. Hach, mir ging richtig das Herz auf beim Lesen. Der Schreibstil ist detaillreich und genau, sodass man sich immer alles vor Augen führen kann. Gerade die Landschaftsbeschreibungen haben Schleswig-Holstein und das Watt und das Meer und den Wind und alles was noch so dazu gehört so gut eingefangen. Ich habe mich richtig zuhause gefühlt in dem Buch.



    19. Excellent. The narrative is constructed in a complex and intriguing way. It deals with serious topics, that are echoed in Germany's identity, culture, and politics until today.


    20. This is a delicate and beautiful book about the mentality that led to the following of orders, no matter how destructive of life and spirit, in Germany during WW2.Written with a frailty which is beautifully conveyed in this translation, the prose is quite lovely and sensitive, as the story unfolds of the erosion of a son's love for his father, due to the policeman father's obsession with duty. Ironically, the son, Siggi, shares an obsessive tendency with his father, and compulsively writes a pun [...]


    21. Ce m-a-nvăţat Siegfried?Incitat şi de opinia recentă a Andei despre această carte, mi-am întregit panoplia germană cu capodopera scriitorului german Siegfried Lenz, Ora de germană (Deutschstunde), mare bestseller al anilor '70.Ce-am citit?La fel ca Oscar Matzerath în închisoare, adolescentul Siegfried Jepsen e într-un centru de reeducare şi-şi compune o temă de pedeapsă pentru ora de germană, cu titlul Bucuriile datoriei. Tema este romanul însuşi şi va consta din amintirile lu [...]


    22. I chose to read this book after visiting the Emil Nolde Gallery near Flensburg, Germany in September 1998. The story is based on Emil Nolde's childhood friendship with a neighbour who became a police officer and was faced with the dilemma of betraying his artist friend who was painting in a manner that was considered illegal under the Nazi rule. The gallery is fascinating as the scale and the subject manner of the paintings is apparently affected by the war years. I highly recommend a visit to t [...]


    23. Quin sentit fer una cosa dolenta només pel simple fet que t'obliguen a fer-ho? Així de simple és el punt de partida de 'Lliçó d'alemany', la gran novel·la de Siegfried Lenz que ha arribat a les meves mans en la seva versió en català a càrrec de Club Editor. Durant el final de la Segona Guerra Mundial, però aliena en bona part del conflicte bèl·lic, un policia municipal d'un petit poble del nord d'Alemanya rep l'ordre de prohibir que un reconegut pintor local, Max Ludwig Nansen, torni [...]


    24. Amazing book about a boy in a detention facility looking back on his youth during WWII and his policeman father's efforts (under orders) to suppress a local expressionist artist as he is forced to write an essay on the "joys of duty".Indeed, duty is a major theme in this novel. The protagonist's father is always espousing his views on duty. Duty to his country, duty to his post, duty to his leaders. There's also the undercurrent of the protagonist's own sense of duty with runs in two distinct th [...]


    25. 'The German Lesson' belongs, with 'The Tin Drum', to the modern classics of German literature. It's a beautifully constructed story, richly populated with a superb cast of characters, darkly funny and dominated by the wonderfully-evoked north German landscape. Told in retrospect through a young boy's eyes, it is the story of how one man (the boy's policeman father) becomes so consumed by his love of duty that it takes him over, at the expense of friendship and family loyalty. Although the words [...]


    26. I read this in a college history class and I am now putting it out to be reread. What can one say about the Nazi's that has not already been said???? This is fiction and takes a different angle but strong, as all of the books about the Third Reich that I have read, have been. We need to know, I would be frightened of anyone who understood the Nazi's and I do not and don't want to but I am continually puzzled, attracted and horrified as if I were reading about a particular horrifying murder that [...]


    27. I liked the setting of this book, in a youth detention centre after WWII in Germany where a young lad has to write an essay on the joys of duty and describes his memories. The story has many layers and is very interesting. What is duty? Should you always do your duty? Duty in your job, towards your parents, duty to reach your own personal goals? It's also about punishment. Sometimes I found it not easy to read, too much detail in the landscape etc but afterwards I found out that the paintings an [...]


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