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    Pdf Free Le grand voyage BY Jorge Semprún A pattern formeth Word association everyone I say ‘war’ Vonegutt says train So does Enardnow Semprun ?Is it a bird?Is it a plane?No its a literary deviceWhat happens when an immovable object meets an unstoppable force? A train of courseHow to condense something as big as the Big Bang into a nutshell? If it were Shake

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    Jorge Semprún ´ 0 Read Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Jorge Semprún Characters Le grand voyage Whenever something terrible happens – the Paris attacks a school shooting or whatever – people invariably express their shock and surprise and I always feel slightly bewildered by this kind of reaction because although I could not possibly have foreseen these specific events I am nevertheless profoundly not shocked nor

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    Pdf Free Le grand voyage BY Jorge Semprún I confess I had never heard of Jorge Semprun a prominent Spanish writer politician and former government minister until I picked up The Long Voyage Le grand voyage an autobiographical novel based upon his experiences in the Second World War The voyage itself a train journey is the framework around which this astonishing narrative is constructed as the author moves back through memory to times past and times future alw

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    Jorge Semprún ´ 0 Read Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Jorge Semprún Characters Le grand voyage We were not there One has to bypass Adorno Acknowledging that a sensual inventory of the Shoah becomes an impera

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    Pdf Free Le grand voyage BY Jorge Semprún Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Jorge Semprún Characters Le grand voyage He reminded me so much of Proust and of course he had read him This is the story based on the author's experiences of a jo

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    Jorge Semprún ´ 0 Read Pdf Free Le grand voyage BY Jorge Semprún I've just reread this book in the original version French and at the second read it was even impressive I had read ''Il lungo viaggio'' in Italian maybe 20 years ago In the meantime I pursued my interest for Resistance and Holocaust literature Still ''Le grand voyage'' remains one of the best books I've read also because of the writing style I'm looking forward to uel beau dimanche Of course it is a difficult read of cou

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    Characters Le grand voyage Jorge Semprún ´ 0 Read Pdf Free Le grand voyage BY Jorge Semprún It will stay in my heart forever like a dagger

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    Pdf Free Le grand voyage BY Jorge Semprún Jorge Semprún's anti fascist fictionalised memoir has been sitting patiently on my shelves waiting to be read for around twenty years The author found himself defined as a Spanish Red when as a boy he was forced to flee Franco's Spain He was

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    Pdf Free Le grand voyage BY Jorge Semprún Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Jorge Semprún Jorge Semprún ´ 0 Read I'll not be giving this book a star rating because it's impossible to rate On the one hand the writing is very meandering and confusing which makes the book very hard to read On the other hand it's a first hand account of a concentration camp survivor which makes this book importantIt is the first such book that I have read so I do not know

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    Pdf Free Le grand voyage BY Jorge Semprún The whole story itself is a long long voyage full of pain despair and devastating memories To tell the truth i`ve never really liked such kind of narrative mode It`s always hard for me to read M Prust J Joyce and o

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Download ↠ Le grand voyage 100 The Long Voyage is Jorge Semprún’s devastatingly honest and heartbreaking account of a young Spaniard captured fighting with the French Resistance and the days and nights he s. Whenever something terrible happens the Paris attacks a school shooting or whatever people invariably express their shock and surprise and I always feel slightly bewildered by this kind of reaction because although I could not possibly have foreseen these specific events I am nevertheless profoundly not shocked nor surprised although I am of course deeply saddened by them Human history and my own experiences to a lesser extent has taught me that we are capable of that we actively and regularly engage in every kind of baseness brutality or infamy In a way I feel as though at some unspecified point in my life I have lost something precious some necessary faith or belief in the inherent goodness of our species because that is what it comes down to my anguished shrug of the shoulders I simply don t believe that we are or specifically that we will consistently prove ourselves to be better than this She s trying to make me believe that all suffering is the same that all the dead weigh the same As counterbalance for the weight of my dead friends for all their ashes she s offering the weight of her own suffering But the dead don t all weigh the same of course Jorge Semprun was a Spanish writer and politician who spent most of his life in France He lived through WW2 becoming a member of the French resistance before being arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Buchenwald concentration camp He wrote than one book about his experiences the most well known of which is Le grand voyage The Long Voyage in English I have read many novels about the Holocaust and of course each of them are different and certainly each of them has moved me but this is the first time that I have encountered a narrative voice that truly spoke to me Now obviously that isn t necessary it is not important to be able to find oneself in this kind of book but when it does happen I want to acknowledge it especially as it the voice is one of the most striking things about Semprun s work It is a voice characterised by a lack of disbelief it is always logical or rational tough but understanding I never imagined such a thing was possible says the guy from Semur Anything is possible the narrator repliesYes anything is possible Death camps Incinerators Lampshades made out of human skin All possible All and Semprun s narrator is not shocked not by what is happening to him nor by what happens to other people How can you be shocked if you refuse to close your eyes to the truth of the world And that is what I got from The Long Voyage a sense that here is an author who felt it important not to shy away from reality For example the thing that the guy from Semur never imagined was possible was that a man could be in a prison or camp and not share his provisions The narrator explains that this isn t by any means the most gratuitously selfish behaviour he has witnessed Men will he says steal from someone their last piece of black bread thereby choosing their own life their own continued existence over the life of someone else who is by virtue of that theft being condemned to deathJewish prisoners being deported to concentration campsHaving said all that the camps are not the true focus of the story The Long Voyage begins with the cramming of the bodies into a boxcar and with a throbbing pain in the right knee There are 120 men and women on a train bound for Weimar bound for extermination In Vasily Grossman s Life Fate there is a passage in which a bunch of people are loaded onto trucks and driven to a concentration camp and straight into the showers It is written with great sensitivity and empathy Yet while Semprun puts the reader in a similar situation which is to say that he forces you to ride along with his characters his approach is different Indeed the train sections of The Long Voyage have much in common with the work of Samuel Beckett especially How It Is and The UnnameableIn How it Is for example the narrator is lying in the mud murmuring to himself and attempting to crawl along the ground He is constrained and haunted by voices In Semprun s novel the narrator is trapped in a dark boxcar suashed up against a large number of people who he cannot see but can of course hear And what he freuently hears are screams and murmurs complaints and threats It is a nightmarish and absurd situation To Semprun s credit he acknowledges the absurdity he plays upon it such that the book is miraculously at times intentionally very funny Breathing is the main thing the guy from Semur says as he clears a path to the small window which is covered in barbed wire Ha Well of course Breathing is vital if you want to live And these people who are hurtling towards their death would like to live at least a little bit longer thanks very much Four days five nights But I must have counted wrong or else some of the days must have turned into nights I have a surplus of nights nights than I can use However The Long Voyage is not all grim humour there are beautiful moments too While on the train the narrator spends some of his time looking out of the window and at one stage he passes through the Moselle Valley At this precise moment he says the world was reborn within him What he means by this is that in the boxcar he has been cut off from the world literally and spiritually It is only when he passes through the Moselle Valley when he recognises it that he reconnects with the world with what is outside with a real place The word real is important here because the situation in the boxcar is of course unreal Indeed the nature of reality or unreality plays a major role in the textIn the boxcar or in a death camp one s understanding of or relationship with reality changes In other words the unreal becomes real You become accustomed to the bizarre the grotesue the appalling such that a sudden revealing of the existence of or a confrontation with the normal is a kind of spiritual shock On this there is a wonderful scene in the book when the narrator leaves the camp and comes upon a group of women Not women with shaved heads starved to death beaten and gassed but women real women with stockings and lips and thigh hugging skirts And these creatures seem unreal to him in the same way that the camp corpses that he shows them do to the women I found this so engaging for I had thought about our ability to adapt to horrendous circumstances and our ability to normalise the not normal but I had never considered that it might work the other way aroundAs always with these reviews there is that I want to discuss but I fear writing too much and alienating the few people with the necessary patience to read my work So I won t talk about freedom about how freedom is what people in prison have in common with each other No I will finish with something about memory Structurally The Long Voyage is essentially a kind of Proustian Arabian Nights if you will allow me this ridiculous phrase where instead of stories within stories we encounter memories within memories memories like bodies in a boxcar stacked on top of each other Yet instead of a madeleine it is a taste of black bread years after release that brought back with shocking suddenness the marvellous moments when we used to eat our rations of bread when with Indian like stealth we used to stretch it out so that the tiny suares of wet sandy bread which we cut out of our daily ration would last as long as possible

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Download ↠ Le grand voyage 100 Pends in the company of 119 other men in a cattle truck that rolls slowly but inexorably towards Buchenwald During the seemingly endless journey he has conversations that range f. I ve just reread this book in the original version French and at the second read it was even impressive I had read Il lungo viaggio in Italian maybe 20 years ago In the meantime I pursued my interest for Resistance and Holocaust literature Still Le grand voyage remains one of the best books I ve read also because of the writing style I m looking forward to uel beau dimanche Of course it is a difficult read of course at times it rips your heart out But one couldn t expect something different given the subject of the book

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Download ↠ Le grand voyage 100 Rom his childhood to speculations about the death camps When at last the fantastic Wagnerian gates to Buchenwald come into sight the young Spaniard is left alone to face the camp. I ll not be giving this book a star rating because it s impossible to rate On the one hand the writing is very meandering and confusing which makes the book very hard to read On the other hand it s a first hand account of a concentration camp survivor which makes this book importantIt is the first such book that I have read so I do not know if I would recommend it there may be other such books that are easier to read But I will say that I recommend reading some first hand account It is completely different from the history books and it gives a personal view into the inhuman things that happened back then I think the world might be a slightly better place if everyone had read something like this and knew about the horrors of that timeThis book than any other in recent memory has stoked my rage against and contempt for the right wing idiots that are running around out there having learned nothing or even worse The wrong lessons from history

  • Paperback
  • 236
  • Le grand voyage
  • Jorge Semprún
  • English
  • 20 October 2020
  • 9781585676392