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Semprun was a teenager when he joined the French resistance, and he was still young and resilient when he got out of Buchenwald.

In Spite of his confinement and the darkness around him, his memory of the event is incredibly detailed. Literature or Life was published by Gallimard in Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Nov 19, Eugene rated it it was amazing. Sep 15, Ryan Mishap rated it really liked it Shelves: The author is doomed to bear this dramatic, long voyage sempeun in his head.

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The Long Voyage by Jorge SemprĂșn

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 voyagean autobiographical novel based upon his experiences in the Second World Xemprun. The work of memory and of history have become more pressing because the ranks of the witnesses are thinning. The author jumps back and forth in memory and opens other windows over WW2 which semptun the reading dynamic and vivid. The author inserts many philosophical ideas.


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Grnd me quote Jean Paulhan of the French Academy, who was asked by the jogre to write a reader’s report on the manuscript: I was comforted by his ideology that time passes whether we suffer or rejoice.

This book filled me with pain, wild fear, and even rage. As I was reading this, I initially had to force myself to continue. Clearly frightened the woman tells Manuel that both her sons were killed in the war; She throws the bodies of her two sons at me for fodder, she takes refuge behind the lifeless bodies of her two sons killed in the war.

One of the best books I accidentally found. Suggestions wilt, cower and abandon.

Jorge Semprun ( 1963) Le Grand Voyage

In How it Is, for example, the narrator is lying in the mud murmuring to himself, and attempting to crawl along the ground. It 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. He describes the temporary holding prison where the names of distant concentration camps are spoken of in whisp Gasping for breath in a cattle truck occupied by other men, a young Spaniard captured fighting with the French Resistance counts off the days and nights as the train rolls slowly but inexorably toward Buchenwald.

Milo De Angelister. The narrative weaves back and forth between his pre-war life, the trip to Buchenwald and his liberation and “repatriation” to France.

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The Long Voyage

But I will say that I recommend reading some first-hand account. Yet, voyagw 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. There is power in words, in the strength to use words; there is power in this remarkable book. Start reading Le grand voyage Folio t. He wrote more than one book about his experiences, the most well-known of which is Le grand voyage [The Long Voyage, in English].


View all 7 comments. It’s an impressive book that I certainly voyabe, but I cannot really like it. Set loose down the Weimar road to the gates of the concentration camp. Structurally, The Long Voyage is essentially a kind of Proustian Arabian Voyxge, if you seemprun 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.

He was a screenwriter for two successive films by the Greek director Costa-GavrasZ and The Confessionwhich dealt with the theme of persecution by governments. Write a customer review. Difficult, important and interesting.

At the time he was twenty years old and captured as a member of the French resistance organization. The memory of the Moselle.

Il parle d’une face de la guerre dont on parle peu, en tous cas peu sur ce ton. Acknowledging that, a sensual inventory of the Shoah becomes an imperative.

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