[Epub] More lives than one By Jenny Williams – Girlnailart.us

More lives than oneHans Fallada Was A Drug Addict, Womanizer, Alcoholic, Jailbird, And Thief Yet He Was Also One Of The Most Extraordinary Storytellers Of The Twentieth Century, Whose Novels, Including Every Man Dies Alone, Portrayed Ordinary People In Terrible Times With A Powerful Humanity.This Acclaimed Biography, Newly Revised And Completely Updated, Tells The Remarkable Story Of Hans Fallada, Whose Real Name Was Rudolf Ditzen Jenny Williams Chronicles His Turbulent Life As A Writer, Husband, And Father, Shadowed By Mental Torment And Long Periods In Psychiatric Care She Shows How Ditzen S Decision To Remain In Nazi Germany In 1939 Led To His Self Destruction, But Also Made Him A Unique Witness To His Country S Turmoil More Lives Than One Unpicks The Contradictory, Flawed And Fascinating Life Of A Writer Who Saw The Worst Of Humanity, Yet Maintained His Belief In The Decency Of The Little Man.

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10 thoughts on “More lives than one

  1. says:

    Ova biografija je s jedne strane beskrajno iscrpna a sa druge pa, beskrajno iscrpna nekako bi mi bilo dra i za mrvicu senzacionalisti kiji pristup, ili da su bar prioriteti autorke bili manje strogi i da smo saznali malo vi e o nekim ljudima ili da se malo slobodnije izra avala o tome ta misli o svom predmetu prou avanja tm ili da je makar rtvovala malo ina e stvarno korisnog istorijskog konteksta.Recimo, Dicen Falada se oko 1918 navu e na morfijum Autorka ka e ovako Na morfijum ga je verovatno navukao taj i taj, sin iz prvog braka Faladine tada nje devojke, ina e kelnerice i ja sednem i po nem da ra unam na prste da bih proverila koliko godina ima ta devojka sa kojom se Falada zabavljao kad je imao dvaespet godina Dvestotinak strana i cca 15 godina kasnije ona dolazi sa onim istim sinom u posetu Faladi i njegovoj porodici da se pozdravi pre nego to emigrira u Ameriku i a da, postala je vajarka Pa to vapi makar za nekom fusnotom, ali neee Umesto toga su pedantno pobrojane sve Faladine posete zubaru, godi nji odmori, svinjokolji, imena daktilografkinja zapravo i neke daktilografkinje deluju zanimljivo ali se autorka suzdr ava i od izno enja tra eva.Psihologizacija u biografiji je zlo pristrasnost je zlo zato ne saznajemo ni ta detaljnije o tome za to i kako se ta no Falada kao gimnazij...

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    A stunning, if somewhat depressing, biography of Hans Fallada Hans Fallada was all but forgotten outside Germany when his 1947 novel, Alone in Berlin US title Every Man Dies Alone , was reissued in English in 2009, whereupon it became a best seller and reintroduced Hans Fallada s work to a new generation of readers.Jenny Williams, here refers to Hans Fallada as Rudolf Ditzen his real name, and the name he used throughout his life Where this biography scores especially highly for me is in its clear eyed depiction of Germany throughout the first 50 years of the twentieth century Rudolf Ditzen grows up in the rigid, authoritarian German society of the pre World War One Wilhelmine era and this biography throws up all kinds of fascinating details about everyday life and social trends Here s one example, when Rudolf was a teenager there were an extraordinary number of suicides in Rudolf s class This was part of a much broader wave of suicides and suicide attempts that swept through Germany in the years before World War One Germany s strict society during this period apparently inducing despair and hopelessness amongst many of the young.Ditzen was ...

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    German author Hans Fallada wrote novels and non fiction, maintaining a successful writing career from the 1920 s until his death in 1947 He published through changes in government, from the Weimar Republic through the Third Reich, and into the Communist regime in East Germany His novels, in print and popular, managed to skirt the governmental authority s whichever government was in power at the time and avoid the censorship to which other authors were subject In More Lives than One , Jenny Williams updates a biography of Fallada originally published in the 1990 s, to take advantage of the renewed interest in Fallada s work Hans Fallada was the name Rudolf Ditzen adopted as his pseudonym when he began publishing The son of an upper middle class German family, centered mostly in the northern part of the country, Ditzen, who was born in 1893, one of four children His only brother Ulrich was killed in WW1 Rudolf avoided wartime duty because he had spent periods in mental hospitals and prisons He had a creative, yet fragile and addictive personality, and when he began publishing his writing in the 1920 s, he was an almost immediate success His first successful novel, What Now, Little Man , published to much acclaim in 1932 was the story of a German every man figure, who battled lif...

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    What a life face kicked in by a horse, staged duel meant to hide a suicide attempt kills friend, ensuing legal trouble, mental asylum, work on a farm, morphine and cocaine and alcohol addictions, embezzles from employer, sobers up and becomes a model prisoner and fink , lands in jail again, works for a corrupt newspaper, money problems, international bestselling author, nervous breakdowns, rise of Nazism, in an out of asylums, denounced by Nazis, tries to play it safe, denunciations, Goebbels becomes a fan of his anti Weimar novel, tries to placate Nazis by writing crap, they don t buy it, undesirable artist designation, decides not to flee country, alcohol and extramarital affairs, villagers and family members denounce him, procures paper rations under false pretences by pretending he s going to write an anti semitic novel, shoots a gun at his ex wife, writes secret anti fascist works in an asylum, war ends, Soviets...

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    I love the books of Hans Fallada the pen name for writer Rudolf Ditzen and this succinct and calm biography places his work in the context of an interesting and colourful life This embraces German history from 1893 to 1947, but Fallada was not really a major, established writer, although he did become popular after 1932, and his understanding of the great and terrible events to which he was witness is shown to be very weak He did not entertain any commitment to the various political philosophies available to him from the Left or the Right, and did not attempt to interpret events in terms of any systematic analysis His commitment was to decency and to the need of ordinary people to make a life for themselves and their families regardless of the social chaos and corruption surrounding them Jenny Williams remarks at one point his great strength as a writer his ability to reflect the views and emotions of his fellow Germans was, at the same time, a great weakness, which could render him incapable of independent thought and action p148 Similarly Ditzen was concerned primarily to depict the results of inflation on German society and was not interested in, or indeed capable of , analyzing the causes of the widespread misery p188 Paradoxically, although the same is ...

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    An intense and vivid book, charting the life of the writer Rudolf Ditzen His pen name Hans Fallada was taken from Grimm fairy tales.Williams is an academic expert of Ditzen s life and writes in a very academic style There is a lot of detail, but everything is explained and seems necessary Ditzen s life was tragic, eventful, dramatic certainly a good story I read his novel Alone in Berlin a couple of years ago and that lead me to this Anyone with even the slightest interest...

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    Author Williams is no great stylist but handles the life competently Fallada s life was a troubled one from early age He suffered from depression regularly and was in and out of hospitals and sanitoria frequently He also was addicted to alcohol, cocaine and worst of all morphine at different points of his life Marriage to Suze in the late 1920s started the happiest period of his life This ended with the start of WWII, unwilling to emigrate, he was forced to compromise to Nazi strictures in his writing something he never really came to terms with He survived the war and for a short time became mayor of the town he lived in in northern Germany Not a happy experience His two greatest novels Little Man, W...

  8. says:

    Jenny Williams gelingt es, einen hervoragenden Einblick in die Person Hans Falladas alias Rudolf Ditzen zu geben und dabei s mtliche seiner Facetten zu beleuchten Fallada als Trinker, Morphinist, Drogenabh ngiger, Gef ngnisinsasse, liebevoller Vater, Ehemann Von seiner Kindheit in einem gut b rgerlichen Haus bis zu seinem Tode im Jahre 194...

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    In recent years I have developed a keen interest in the works of Hans Fallada, spurred in part by how his writing reflects his experiences in Germany during the pivotal years between the ends of both world wars Each of his novels that I have read so far have to some extent included some autobiographical detail, so it seemed appropriate before continuing my journey through his work that I try and get a handle on Fallada s life Hence my acquisition and reading of Williams biography.Throughout the biography one is continually reminded of the social, cultural and political aspects the world around Fallada or Rudolf Ditzen as Williams properly calls him, not using his nom de plume , however it is Fallada s emotional, psychological, familial and professional life that forms the core of this book There is no doubt that, as Williams depicts her subject, Fallada was an intensely compromised, damaged and complex person who failed to meet all the challenges his life and the wider world threw at him These failures are not totally negative, nor are they ones that come about through fate...

  10. says:

    A pretty workaday biography which never quite manages to make Fallada come to life But essential reading nevertheless for anyone interested in his work.

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