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Tanz Am Kanal #2020

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  • Title: Tanz Am Kanal
  • Author: Kerstin Hensel
  • ISBN: 9783518391495
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. I don t think I ve ever read a novel narrated by a homeless person before Gabriela von Ha lau has a noble name and a solid upper middle class background her father was a surgeon and chief medical officer specializing in varicose veins her mother was trained as a radiographer before becoming a housewife and society hostess but her life took a turn for the worse at some point and she now lives in an encampment under a canal bridge in the town of Leibnitz a fictional stand in for Leipzig.It s July [...]

    2. Novella set in GERMANY East and West, looking both ways 3.5 When I pass homeless women, I look into their faces and wonder why her and not me I sense that maybe our differences are not as great as I would like to believe Dance by the Canal tells the story of a woman who fails to find her place in society neither in the communist GDR nor in the capitalist West Her refusal to conform to the patriarchal structures of both societies forces her into ever increasing isolation This book will make you t [...]

    3. Dance by the Canal, by Kerstin Hensel translated by Jen Calleja , tells the story of Gabriela von Ha lau, the only child of the Chief Medical Officer at the surgical clinic in Leibnitz, and his wife, Christiane Gabriela s father, Ernst, is proud to descend from noble Anhaltinian stock Christiane s family he prefers to forget In communist East Germany drawing attention to bourgeois standing could be regarded as dangerous.When the tale opens Gabriela is living under a bridge by the canal, writing [...]

    4. Kerstin Hensel s Dance by the Canal gives voice to the voiceless a homeless woman living under a canal bridge in East Germany.It paints a convincing and disturbing portrait of how an oppressive political system can have long lasting repercussions on individuals, damaging their psyches and leaving them at the mercy of a rigid, often uncaring society.To read my review in full, please visit my blog.

    5. A friend gave me this ages ago part of the body of German fiction providing different perspectives of life in East Germany before, during and after the Wende , reunification This is interesting because it s from a women s perspective, an inside look at the particular degradations women could be subjected to, and at landing on the lowest rung of the social ladder Interesting, not great, but added a few impressions and bits of knowledge to my sense of that period.

    6. Review of Dance By The Canal by Kerstin Hensel, translated by Jen CallejaThe main character is Gabriela, a homeless woman living under the bridge beside the canal hence the title in the early 1990s after the reunification of Germany, as she is occupying herself by writing her memoir while doing so.The novel starts in early with her life, Gabriela is the daughter of a highly esteemed surgeon For an early birthday, she receives the present of a violin which she thinks was a dachshund Her schooling [...]

    7. Gabriela is an interesting character but I didn t really feel that I completely understood her The book is told in a series of anecdotes from the past and present but I would have liked to have delved further into her psyche, examining her feelings and sense of who she was, is and wants to be As always with Pereine, it s a book to make you think it s an interesting idea that all those nameless, almost faceless, homeless people that you walk past in the street could have such a fascinating and el [...]

    8. This was my 3rd Peirene book.I didn t like it anything like as much as the first 2 maybe it got lost in translation but I found the story unconvincing and I didn t really buy any of the characters Perhaps if I had lived in the DDR it would chime much , and maybe that s it fiction to emerge from the German reunification is important to exist, but perhaps tough for British readers properly to get.I liked the way she dismisses the Big Night in a couple of pages, and she is certainly an accomplished [...]

    9. Under a bridge in Leibniz, East Germany, alongside the canal that has been part of her life since childhood, Gabriela scribbles away on stolen scraps of paper She identifies as a writer and poet others see her as homeless, a challenge to the Communist ideal As she transcribes her autobiography, punctuated by reports of her daily struggle to find food and, as winter approaches, warmth and shelter, we get a glimpse of the inner homelessness that has brought her to this place.Full review coming soo [...]

    10. Short and engaging novella that I mostly read while my family were watching a film at the cinema Dramatic start Powerful characterisation of the first person homeless woman from a house where she had poor attachment Some East West Germany references perhaps lost on me but didn t spoil the enjoyment Some aspects of the main character Gabriela slightly tenuous later in the book but didn t spoil it for me Common to my friends who have read this and other reviewers, the ending gets muddling but this [...]

    11. Maybe I m not cut out for literary fiction I found this entire book confusing and hard to follow, and even now I ve finished it I still don t know what was going on, or understand any of the plot Probably doesn t help that I read the first half of the book four months ago, but I guess it speaks volumes that the only thing that made me pick it back up to finish it was the fact it s still on my currently reading list, and I wanted to get shot of it Not one for me I m afraid.

    12. I was pretty tired when I read this book, so maybe that was the problem, but I sincerely have no idea what it was about I couldn t tell what was real and what was imagined, I completely lost sight of the plot and ended up with no idea at all as to who the narrator really was I would have stopped reading it had it not been so short.

    13. Three stars because I can t quite decide about this one There s some brilliantly descriptive passages and the character of the unreliable narrator is interesting but I m not sure I was as moved by it as I felt I should have been

    14. Translated to English, thanks to Peirene Press, the book was intereting read what was happening in Eastern Germany just before the fall of the wall.

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