The Reader

By: Schlink, Bernhard

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(Oprah's Book Club) The Reader (Der Vorleser) is a novel by German law professor and judge Bernhard Schlink, published in Germany in 1995 and in the United States in 1997. The story is a parable, dealing with the difficulties post-war German generations have had comprehending the Holocaust; Ruth Franklin writes that it was aimed specifically at the generation Berthold Brecht called the Nachgeborenen, those who came after. Like other novels in the genre of Vergangenheitsbewältigung, the struggle to come to terms with the past, The Reader explores how the post-war generations should approach the generation that took part in, or witnessed, the atrocities. These are the questions at the heart of Holocaust literature in the late 20th and early 21st century, as the victims and witnesses die and living memory fades.

Title: The Reader

Author Name: Schlink, Bernhard

Categories: General,

Publisher: Vintage: 1999

ISBN Number: 0375707972

ISBN Number 13: 9780375707971

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 402