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When Felipe Gonzalez formed Spain’s first socialist government after the collapse of Francoism, he invited Semprun to become minister of culture. Because, actually, Paulhan was not far off.

Semprun used to recite this to himself as an insurance against conceit. His reading of Primo Levi has obviously been seminal here. No corpse of the German army will ever weight as much as the smoke of one of my dead companions. Presumably its because he had studies philosophy and literature, that he continually break off his narrative with philosophical remarks.

Fascinating and enjoyable – a non-linear narrative which nevertheless manages to be perfectly coherent and comprehensible.

The Long Voyage translated by Voayge Seaver he was the publisher of Arcade and a translator is great book. During the seemingly endless journey, he has conversations that range from his childhood to speculations about the death camps.

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On the five seemingly endless days of the journey, he has conversations that send him into daydreams about his childhood or set him fighting Resistance battles over again.

Amazon Drive Voyqge storage from Amazon. Translated from the French by Richard Seaver.

Les jours les nuits. How to condense something as big as the Big Semorun into a nutshell? I have a surplus of nights, more nights than I can use.

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On the other hand, it’s a first-hand account of a concentration-camp survivor, which makes this book important. Semprun was a teenager when he joined the French resistance, and he was still young and resilient when he got out of Buchenwald.

By the standards of concentration camp literature, “The Long Voyage” is almost laconic. All these entwined “flashbacks” will always follow him until the end.

In other words, the unreal becomes real. Fascinating, well-rendered account of cruelty and desperation. Clearly frightened the woman tells Manuel that both her sons were killed in the war; She throws the bodies of her two sons at me for fodder, she takes refuge behind the lifeless bodies of her two sons killed in the war.

Let me quote Jean Paulhan of the French Academy, who was asked by the publisher to write a reader’s report on the manuscript:.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Maurizio Cucchiter. I think the world might be a slightly better place if everyone had read something like this and knew about the horrors of that time. His writing is non-linear and achronological. The work recounts his train journey and arrival at the concentration camp.


Nicola Lagioiasec. Paolo Di Paoloter. In he was expelled from the party because of “differences regarding the party line”, and from then on he concentrated on his writing career. He resigned the post three years later after publishing an article openly criticising the vice-president, Alfonso Guerraand his brother Juan Guerra.

The whole story itself is a long-long voyage, full of pain, despair, and devastating memories.

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The not one making it to the gates of the camp. But one couldn’t expe I’ve just reread this book in the original version Frenchand at the second read it was even more impressive. May 03, Laurel rated it really liked it.

If it were a war, then start real little: Special award for travel literature: