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Pigeons on the Grass by Wolfgang Koeppen
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Pigeons on the Grass (1951)

by Wolfgang Koeppen

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    The Hothouse by Wolfgang Koeppen (Liondancer)
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einen Stern dafür, dass ich mich noch daran erinnern kann, wie ich mich im Urlaub damit gequält habe dieses Buch geschweige denn die ersten Seiten durchzulesen. Es war ein reinster Kampf. Danke Zentralabitur NRW ! ( )
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Platvoet, WimTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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sie wollen mit ihnen Geld verdienen und gut leben, sie stellen Sekretärinnen an, schauen ihnen auf die Waden und diktieren Briefe "Sehr geehrte Herren wir bestätigen Ihr Gestriges und geben unser heutiges", ich möchte ihnen ins Gesicht lachen, dabei lachen sie mich aus, sie haben recht, ich bin der Reingefallene, ein Verbrechen an Emilia, unfähig, feige überflüssig bin ich: ein deutscher Schriftsteller."
... ich will nicht vom Wecker geweckt werden, ich nie sagen "verzeihen Sie, Herr Bürovorsteher, entschuldigen Sie, Herr Werkmeister, ich habe die Straßenbahn versäumt", dann hätte ich die Straßenbahn versäumt, wenn ich das je sagen müsste, die Bahn meines Lebens, nie! nie! nie! ...
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An English translation of a post-war German classic. The events of this novel take place during the course of a single day in an unnamed city in occupied Germany where the endless drone of allied planes overhead increases the already heightened tension.… (more)

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