Der Tangospieler

Der Tangospieler❰PDF / Epub❯ ☉ Der Tangospieler Author Christoph Hein – Heartforum.co.uk Set in Leipzig, Christoph Hein s novel is the story of Dallow, an apolitical academic who has just returned to civilian life after serving twenty one months in prison His crime he was the substitute Set inLeipzig, Christoph Hein s novel is the story of Dallow, an apolitical academic who has just returned to civilian life after serving twenty one months in prison His crime he was the substitute piano player in a student cabaret in which seditious verses were sung Dallow returns to a life in of loveless sex, police harassment, and brutality, revealing how a corrupt system perverts all human interaction, and how lives are ruined by malicious caprice.

Christoph Hein is a German author and translatorGrowing up in Bad D ben near Leipzig as a clergyman s son and thus not allowed to attend the Erweiterte Oberschule in the communist East, he received secondary education at a gymnasium in the western part of Berlin After jobbing as an assembler, bookseller and assistant director, he studied philosophy Upon graduation he became dramatic adviser at the Volksb hne in Berlin, where he worked as a resident writer from Since , he has worked as a freelance writer, becoming known for his novella Der fremde Freund The Distant Lover.

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  • Paperback
  • 205 pages
  • Der Tangospieler
  • Christoph Hein
  • German
  • 09 April 2018
  • 3746611245

10 thoughts on “Der Tangospieler

  1. Kai Weber says:

    This short novel or long story, as the author seems to avoid the word novel here is one of those superfluous men s stories that we have seen before We follow the protagonist for a few weeks of his life, from the moment he is released from prison, where he served nearly two years as a political prisoner, until the moment when he feels he can attempt to get back to work in his original profession as an academic In between those two moments he is a Dangling Man The prison sentence, which is This short novel or long story, as the author seems to avoid the word novel here is one of those superfluous men s stories that we have seen before We follow the protagonist for a few weeks of his life, from the moment he is released from prison, where he served nearly two years as a political prisoner, until the moment when he feels he can attempt to get back to work in his original profession as an academic In between those two moments he is a Dangling Man The prison sentence, which is based on ridiculous charges, derailed him, and when the firm daily schedule of prison life breaks away after his release, he just lets himself go and floats around without purpose So far the story can be seen as quite universal and can relate to human life in all kinds of eras and locations Yet the historical setting of the book adds something to it, and makes it particularly interesting It s 1968 in the GDR, and there are those rumours on what is going on Prague at the time The Prague Spring movement or its protagonists are not mentioned often, but notes on them keep recurring through the whole book, from beginning to end So this story s protagonists dangling is parallelized with the occurrences in the neighbouring country Until August, the Prague Spring movement was practicing free speech and open discussions, after years of censorship another kind of imprisonment Change and improvement seem possible, until the tanks of the Warsaw Pact nations invade Czechoslovakia After that, a period of so called normalization re installs the original status quo The parallels between the novel s protagonist and the political history should not make us blind towards the differences The protagonist comes out from prison in a rather disillusioned fashion, he is not full of hope or zest for action, but dangling and floating, as I said above The fact that there are parallels as well as tensions in the development of the story makes this a good book, well worth reading

  2. Gallert-Oktaeder says:

    Vor einer Weile fiel mir der Tangospieler in die H nde, als ein Freund von mir und ich uns in der M nchner texxt Buchhandlung gegenseitig ein Buch kauften Es war also ein ziemlicher Zufall, dass ich berhaupt auf das Buch gesto en bin.Die Handlung des Romans begleitet den ehemaligen Uni Dozenten Dallow, der gerade aus einer 21 monatigen Haft entlassen wird Durch die Zeit seiner Isolation vom gew hnlichen Leben, findet er sich in einer ihm fremdgewordenen Umgebung wieder, in die es ihm schwer Vor einer Weile fiel mir der Tangospieler in die H nde, als ein Freund von mir und ich uns in der M nchner texxt Buchhandlung gegenseitig ein Buch kauften Es war also ein ziemlicher Zufall, dass ich berhaupt auf das Buch gesto en bin.Die Handlung des Romans begleitet den ehemaligen Uni Dozenten Dallow, der gerade aus einer 21 monatigen Haft entlassen wird Durch die Zeit seiner Isolation vom gew hnlichen Leben, findet er sich in einer ihm fremdgewordenen Umgebung wieder, in die es ihm schwerf llt, sich wieder einzuf gen.Der Tangospieler ist stilistisch eine gut geschriebene Geschichte, ich konnte mich leider f r die Handlung nicht begeistern Insgesamt war mir der Protagonist zu unnahbar und was noch entscheidender ist der Plot findet nicht zu einem wirklichen H hepunkt Die Erlebnisse reihen sich ohne besondere Spannungskurven aneinander Das ist authentisch und beschreibt wie die Tage an dem Protagonisten vorbeiziehen, war aber nicht unbedingt mein Fall Anderen Lesern mag der realistisch gehaltene Erz hlstil von Der Tangospieler durchaus zusagen

  3. Christian Krüger says:

    Die Hauptfigur ist frisch aus dem Gef ngnis entlassen Der Grund f r seine Haft ist l ngst weggefallen Der Haftgrund ist also gef hlt ungerecht Der Hauptfigur gelingt es auch nicht diesen nicht zu begreifenden Umstand zu akzeptieren Nach der Haft ist sie ohne Ziel Das Buch hat eine Melancholie Die Hauptfigur ist Opfer seiner Zeit wird aber vom Autor nicht als Opfer dargestellt, was ich bemerkenswert finde.

  4. Kirtan Purohit says:

    German 302 8 10

  5. Kay says:

    Read in German Der Tangospieler is a novel set in the former East Germany in 1968 Hans Peter Dallow returns to Leipzig after serving a 21 month sentence for playing the accompaniment in a student cabaret performance to a song which insulted the leadership He doesn t wish to return to his former job as a history lecturer but has difficulties deciding exactly what he does want His relationships are strained because no one knows how to refer to his prison term An enjoyable if rather depress Read in German Der Tangospieler is a novel set in the former East Germany in 1968 Hans Peter Dallow returns to Leipzig after serving a 21 month sentence for playing the accompaniment in a student cabaret performance to a song which insulted the leadership He doesn t wish to return to his former job as a history lecturer but has difficulties deciding exactly what he does want His relationships are strained because no one knows how to refer to his prison term An enjoyable if rather depressing book I have also read Christoph Hein s Willenbrock which is set shortly after German reunification in the 1990s which was unsettling

  6. Tsuhonets says:

    Picked this book by accident as the back cover sounded interesting a pianist gets jailed for two years for playing a tango with anti government message, after release he struggles to find a place for himself Otherwise I ve never heard of Hein before.Overall I expected the story to be quite different and even if it began in a promising manner, essentially it was quite dull with a disappointing happy end The book is pretty thin so it wasn t difficult to read, but I don t think it ll stay in Picked this book by accident as the back cover sounded interesting a pianist gets jailed for two years for playing a tango with anti government message, after release he struggles to find a place for himself Otherwise I ve never heard of Hein before.Overall I expected the story to be quite different and even if it began in a promising manner, essentially it was quite dull with a disappointing happy end The book is pretty thin so it wasn t difficult to read, but I don t think it ll stay in my memory for long

  7. Erik says:

    My third Hein novel and the weakest, though not for any reason I can really explain The main character, imprisoned for his peripheral role as a piano player in a student cabaret mocking East Germany, wasn t as compelling as Hein s other characters This was also a book where you wind up hating every character.

  8. Christian Krüger says:

    Christoph Hein gelingt es Ungerechtigkeiten darzustellen, ohne Protagonisten zu Helden zu stilisieren In der vorliegenden Erz hlung ist es ein aus dem Gef ngnis entlassender Nach der Haft gelingt es ihm nicht im neuen Leben anzukommen ohne seine Vergangenheit abzulegen.

  9. Annie says:

    Im Grunde geht es also um einen Kerl, der wegen eines unsinnigen Verbrechens gegen die DDR eingeknastet wurde, der nach seiner Entlassung nichts mit sich anfangen kann, und sich deshalb durch ganz Leipzig v gelt, um nur nicht arbeiten zu m ssen.Geschichten, die das Leben schreibt.

  10. Markku says:

    Good material for a Kaurism ki film

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