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Die Entdeckung der Langsamkeit (original 1983; edition 2012)

by Sten Nadolny

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Title:Die Entdeckung der Langsamkeit
Authors:Sten Nadolny
Info:Piper (2012), Ausgabe: 47., Taschenbuch, 368 Seiten
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Tags:John Franklin, Arktis, Nordwestpassage

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The Discovery of Slowness by Sten Nadolny (Author) (1983)

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Interesting story of the life of a man who was told he was slow to learn, when in fact he was thoughtful. He achieved a great deal, had strange attitude to women and his wives, taking them or leaving them, the sea was what he loved, well written, but not sentimental ( )
  Tifi | Jun 21, 2010 |
Lebensgeschichte der realen Figur John Franklin, eines Seefahrers und Polarforschers. Der Autor hat biografische Elemente übernommen, und sie mit den fiktiven Eigenschaften, beispielsweise der fast schon behindernden Langsamkeit seines Charakters und Wesens ergänzt. Von der Kindheit über die jugenlichen Erfahrungen in Seeschlachten bis hin zu seinen Expeditionen lernt man als Leser selbst, wie Langsamkeit die Wahrnehmung positiv beeinflussen kann. ( )
  karolineline | Nov 1, 2009 |
German literature, seafaring, John Franklin, north pole ( )
  SusanVance | Mar 5, 2007 |
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Meinem Vater Burkhard Nadolny (1905-1968)
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John Franklin war schon zehn Jahre alt und noch immer so langsam, daß er keinen Ball fangen konnte.
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Planen und Handeln war der Beruf einer Freundschaft, alles andere verfälschte sie nur.
ein Streit, bei dem einer dem anderen erklärte, worum es ging, war ausweglos.
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A huge commercial and critical success in Germany and across Europe, this acclaimed book recounts the life of one of the most interesting explorers of the nineteenth century - Sir John Franklin who, amongst other achievements, paved the way for the discovery of the North-West Passage. By means of Nadolny's acute reading of history and his storytelling prowess, the reader follows this misfit's development from awkward schoolboy to expedition leader, Governor of Tasmania, icon of adventure. Not only a riveting account of a remarkable life, The Discovery of Slowness is also a profound and thought-provoking meditation on time.The result is an extraordinary reading experience that justifies the novel's reputation as one of the classics of contemporary German literature. Regarded as Nadalmy's masterpiece, The Discovery of Slowness has been translated into all major languages, sold over one million copies worldwide, and was nominated for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.… (more)

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