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Verbrecher und Versager: Fünf Portraits Felicitas Hoppe nimmt sich f nf historische Figuren vor f nf F lle von seltener Hoffnungslosigkeit Sie folgt den krummen Lebenslinien von Gaunern, Aufschneidern, Maulhelden und Pechv geln, die eines vereint Um sich m glichst weit vom Ort des eigenen Versagens zu entfernen, treibt es sie hinaus aufs Meer und in die Welt


10 thoughts on “Verbrecher und Versager: Fünf Portraits

  1. says:

    This book isdifferent To be honest, I d give it three stars for this fact alone, because much of German contemporary literature does not take any risks, especially in narrative voice style So, a short form like Hoppe s Verbrecher und Versager is definitely not gonna be for everyone, but I m lifting my imaginery hat to Hoppe for her guts to experiment This small book contains 5 portraits, 4 of them of historical figures, one of a fictional character, which the blurb sneekily doesn t tell This book isdifferent To be honest, I d give it three stars for this fact alone, because much of German contemporary literature does not take any risks, especially in narrative voice style So, a short form like Hoppe s Verbrecher und Versager is definitely not gonna be for everyone, but I m lifting my imaginery hat to Hoppe for her guts to experiment This small book contains 5 portraits, 4 of them of historical figures, one of a fictional character, which the blurb sneekily doesn t tell you They are Georg Meister, Franz Joseph Kapf, Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, John Hagenbeck and Leonhard Hagebucher They have one major trait in common the desire to leave their country and travel overseas, to see the exotic places that other people can only dream or read about Indonesia and Africa play a prominent part in these adventures While all of these men certainly encountered some bad luck in their days, and some made their livelihood through such dishonorable means as smuggling and stealing, they were not quite what I had expected when I picked up a book titled Criminals and Losers the title is irritatingly misleading Each of the men is given their own narrator who presents them be it a researcher, the person s landlady, or a relative These are not straightforward narratives though Felicitas Hoppe writes in a lyrical, associative style which strings together an array of images, whose significance only becomes apparent later on She also works with the repitition of motifs or specific sentences which sometimes evokes a melancholic tone There were a few passages that delighted me with their playful use of language, and I wanted to give a short example This comes from the portrait of Georg Meister, who was a gardener and botanistAber darf man schreibenden G rtnern trauen, die genau wissen, wie man die Wirklichkeit pfropft Hier wird beschnitten, da wieder bew ssert, hier etwas zu wenig, da etwas zu viel Und immer bescheiden in Gartenma en, Z une vor Frauen und Kinder in Hecken, ein Sinnspruch gegen den n chsten Krieg, der die W rter gegen den Wind verteidigt, bis die Fl che barock und l cherlich werdenTats chlich, er lebt noch, der K nig der Kisten, der Kr uterkaiser und Erdensohn, Z chter von frischem Soldatensalat Bis er schlie lich nach Afrika kommt


  2. says:

    3,5


  3. says:

    Ich wei nicht recht das Buch konnte mich leider nicht vollkommen f r sich einnehmen Die nachgezeichneten Charaktere wirken alle hnlich, da Frau Hoppe ihren Stil wie eine edle Decke ber das ganze Buch gelegt hat.


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