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  1. says: review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Gert Ledig Die Stalinorgel (Download) Gert Ledig Õ 0 Free download

    review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Gert Ledig Die Stalinorgel (Download) Fear Without End The Stalin Front is flippantly gruesome a script I’m surprised uentin Tarantino never picked up It is a catalogue of the slaughter degradation and physical misery that soldiers suffer As the translator’s introduction says it is pure Kampfschrift ‘fighting writing’ As such there is no deviation from the one emotion tha

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    Die Stalinorgel (Download) The Stalin Front also published as The Stalin Organ by Gert Ledig 1921 1999 is a novel about Russo German fighting during World War II It was first published in German in 1955 sixteen years after the author volunteered in the army The English translation by Michael Hofmann appeared only recently in 2004 The novel constitu

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    Die Stalinorgel (Download) The Lance Corporal couldn't turn in his grave because he didn't have one Some three versts from Podrova forty versts south of Leningrad he had been caught in a salvo of rockets been thrown up in the air and with severed hand

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    Die Stalinorgel (Download) This is not a book about the Katyusha rock launcher it is a novel about the fighting in the Eastern Front graph

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    review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Gert Ledig Gert Ledig Õ 0 Free download Die Stalinorgel (Download) Hannah Arendt wrote in her book 'Eichmann in Jerusalem' that our modern conception of evil is banality; the ubiuitousness of violence degradation and disrespect for human life is what roots humanity in evil It is Arendt's version of evil that arises in Ledig's 'Stalin Front' the mechanization of death is the most insidious and disturbing part of the storyThere is much to be said for The Stalin Front Superficially it is a

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    Read Die Stalinorgel Die Stalinorgel (Download) Ledig gives a realistic description of what it was like to participate on the Eastern front from multiple perspectives during the GermanRussian engagement In particular this work takes place at which point the two

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    Read Die Stalinorgel Die Stalinorgel (Download) review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Gert Ledig Very good novel written in the 1950's about the fighting between the Germans and Russians at the Eastern front in World War 2 Excellently prt

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    Die Stalinorgel (Download) This is one of the best works of fiction I have read on the Eastern Front Told from the perspective of both Germans and Russians Soviet alike Ledig's narrative of the events taking place over the space of two days does much to convey the sheer horror and terror of war The individuals whose interwoven experiences form the basis of the novel are known simply by title the Lieutenant or the Runner etc The lack of names gives each m

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    Read Die Stalinorgel review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Gert Ledig Gert Ledig Õ 0 Free download Okay this book is about as relentless and merciless as the artillery attack Feuerwalze it describes I've read it in one day and the closest thing I can think of it's All uiet on the Western Front 35 years alter on the EASTERN Front Fascinating when and where he uses the character's actual names too The Russians have names the Germans only som

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    Read Die Stalinorgel Die Stalinorgel (Download) Gert Ledig Õ 0 Free download This book was part of the War and Literature Readalong 2012 It is set in 1942 on the Eastern front and deals comprehensively with the experiences of the German and Russian soldiers Ledig is writing of his own experience albeit fictionalised in stark bleak and precise prose There are no heroes just men on both sides trying to stay alive It is a book which resonates long after you've finished reading it

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Read Die Stalinorgel review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Gert Ledig Gert Ledig Õ 0 Free download Rters to the front scrambles desperately from shelter to shelter as he tries to avoid getting caught up in the action Through it all Russian artillery the crude but devastatingly effective multiple rocket launcher known to the Germans as the Stalin Organ and to the Russians as Katyusha rains death upon. Hannah Arendt wrote in her book Eichmann in Jerusalem that our modern conception of evil is banality the ubiuitousness of violence degradation and disrespect for human life is what roots humanity in evil It is Arendt s version of evil that arises in Ledig s Stalin Front the mechanization of death is the most insidious and disturbing part of the storyThere is much to be said for The Stalin Front Superficially it is a war story between the Germans and the Russians told either notably or not by a German during the battle of Pedrova a hill outside of Leningrad Whether to be attributed to Hoffman s translation or the ambiguity of Ledig s own writing it is freuently difficult to discern about which side one is reading With the exception of an occasional tovarische or italicized German or Russian phrase there is little allusion given to the particular sides in the war The mutual hatred between the Russians and the Germans is evident to any student of history Regardless there is no politicising the war and the clash of ideologies and governments Much like Junger s Storm of Steel the various political components underpinning the war are virtually ignored in lieu of the focus upon the day to day survival of those engaged in the war There are some small bits of compassion between the two sides and throughout the story it is evidenced how much the larger the battle is than each individual soldier and officer engaged in it The overwhelming bureaucracy prevents units on both the Russian and German side from making proper decisions while units remain at the mercy of their oft far removed commanding officersInherently there is an amount of violence to be expected of any book regarding war Ledig s written violence is uneuivocally one of the most severe and consuming that I have personally encountered in literature Despite the incessant barrage of brutality there are slivers of each character attempting to preserve whatever dignity he has left despite or perhaps in spite of the circumstances Hoffman s translation is clearly painstakingly completed much of the idiomatic phrases and similes are translated in closest approximation to their English counterparts Some of the writing is jilted which is either Ledig s writing or Hoffman s translating The difficulty of course is that there are no other translations of The Stalin Front available at present time and one is left with Hoffman s by default Much of the prose is really uite beautiful but sporadically some remarkably stilted line or paragraph ekes its way into the workSimilar books to explore of course include other works involving generally apolitical war exploration In using the term apolitical there is the expectation that the book is itself not a political manifesto of some particular ideology or viewpoint The book s theme itself may speak a philosophical ethical or moral view though without espousing a pointedly political viewpoint As such Ernst Junger s Storm of Steel Dalton Trumbo s Johnny Got His Gun and of course the perennially recommended war favourite Remarue s All uiet on the Western Front are written in a similar vein

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Read Die Stalinorgel review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Gert Ledig Gert Ledig Õ 0 Free download The struggling troopsComparable to such masterpieces of war literature as Ernst Jünger's Storm of Steel and Erich Remarue's All uiet on the Western Front The Stalin Front is a harrowing almost photographic description of violence and devastation one that brings home the unforgiving reality of total war. Very good novel written in the 1950 s about the fighting between the Germans and Russians at the Eastern front in World War 2 Excellently prtrays just how horrible and futile war really is Very powerfully written and not for the sueamish

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Read Die Stalinorgel review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Gert Ledig Gert Ledig Õ 0 Free download 1942 at the Eastern Front Soldiers crouch in horrible holes in the ground mingling with corpses Tunneled beneath a radio mast German soldiers await the order to blow themselves up Russian tanks struggling to break through enemy lines bog down in a swamp while a German runner bearing messages from headua. The Lance Corporal couldn t turn in his grave because he didn t have one Some three versts from Podrova forty versts south of Leningrad he had been caught in a salvo of rockets been thrown up in the air and with severed hands and head dangling been impaled on the skeletal branches of what once had been a treeThe NCO who was writhing on the ground with a piece of shrapnel in his belly had no idea what was keeping his machine gunner It didn t occur to him to look up He had his hands full with himselfSo begins The Stalin Front The rest of the novel is similarly evocative and grotesue but confusing This is just about the last point at which spatial relationships and the people occupying them will be crystal clear From here on it can be very hard to tell who is where doing what to whom for how long and why Most characters are only identified by their rank or job Captain Colonel Major Sergeant Runner Sentry Mix and match with foxhole trench swamp bunker hill woods The chaos of the text is the chaos of war the soldiers are just as turned around as the reader I think if I reread it made a list of the characters and a few salient facts about them I might be able to figure out the narrative But I can t it s just too dark Good writing and a good translation

  • Paperback
  • 200
  • Die Stalinorgel
  • Gert Ledig
  • English
  • 06 July 2019
  • 9781590171646