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That was my first impression of it, and it hasn’t changed dramatically now that I’ve finished it.

La Escritura o La Vida 23 Sep No, its a literary device. There is a section when the prisoners go into the village after the Germans had retreated After the death of Franco and change to a democratic government, he served as Culture Minister of Spain from to The hell which Jorge went through and the genocide that he beheld were deeply painful. Quotes from The Long Voyage. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Largo Viaje 31 Dec I bought this book because I have a particular interest in Holocaust literature; it was simply another one in a series.

The scene that has devastated me the eo was when the children were set loose just to be hunted down and killed by Nazi soldiers. I understand that for her the death of both of her sons is the most atrocious, the most unjust thing in the world. View all 7 comments. He writes to preserve the memory of what fascism and the resistance to fascism really meant: The hundreds packed into a freight car. May 03, Laurel laryo it really liked it. Il parle d’une face de la guerre dont on parle peu, en tous cas peu sur ce ton.


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In traumatic episode and dark setting Manuel a Hispanic — French goes sixteen years back, and tells of a five days train ride to a German concentration camp. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

You become accustomed to the bizarre, the grotesque, the appalling, such that a sudden revealing of the existence of, or a confrontation with, the normal is a kind of spiritual shock. Aunque nos lo hayan contado una y otra vez, es terrible pensar que lo que cuenta lo ha vivido. It carries the prestige of over 47 years of retail experience. And these creatures seem unreal to him, in the same vixje that the camp corpses, that he shows them, do to the women.

There was so much pain in this book that I vviaje shed tears and pondered whether to proceed with reading it or not. I was enraged by the fact that there was no one to save the hero and the victims of that war. If it were Srmprun, we have: Jorge Semprun is a friend of humanity.

As I was reading this, I initially had to force myself to continue. The Long Voyage translated by Richard Seaver he was the publisher of Arcade and a translator is great book.

The Long Voyage

Trivia About The Long Voyage. In Spite of his confinement and the darkness around him, his memory of the event is incredibly detailed. The author inserts many philosophical ideas.

As always with these reviews, there is more that I want to discuss, but I fear writing too much and alienating the few people with the necessary patience to read my work. Jan 06, knig rated it really liked it Shelves: How can you be shocked if you refuse to close your eyes to the truth of the world? I think the world might be a slightly better place if everyone had read something like this and knew about the horrors of that time.


Apr 03, Raquel rated it it was amazing.

Only 1 left in stock – order soon. Click on viaue image to change. It I’ll not be giving this book a star-rating, because it’s impossible to rate.

Although he is jammed into the cattle truck with over hundred other prisoners squeezed up against each other. Is it a bird? Men will, he says, steal from someone their last semprnu of black bread, demprun choosing their own life, their own continued existence, over the life of someone else, who is, by virtue of that theft, being condemned to death.

This book, more 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: Acknowledging that, a sensual inventory of the Shoah becomes an imperative.

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