THE characters in ”Flights of Love,” Bernhard Schlink’s first collection of stories, are not the kind of men you expect to be defined by love, much. A mesmeric collection of stories about love. In his characteristically unsentimental , elegant and spare prose, Schlink unveils characters and relationships. Flights of Love Bernhard Schlink, trans John E Woods pp, Weidenfeld, £ Beneath Black Stars: Contemporary Austrian Fiction.

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All East-West stories were love stories, with the same expectations and disappointments. I wonder what was the time clights when the author wrote these stories.

What connects Schlink’s seven pieces is less the love of the title than the guilt, shame and mistrust that sschlink would-be lovers. We are experiencing technical difficulties. I was at first attracted by Schlink’s calm, clear prose.

They get beyond the argument, and Andi even decides, on a trip home to Heidelberg, to have a circumcision, because evidently he sees a future with Sarah and is considering converting. Buy the selected items together This item: I also loved that the author writes like Hemingyway; there is so much beneath the surface that adds to bernhare characters’ richness.

Andi, a German living in New York, resolves to be circumcised to save his ailing relationship with a Jewish flighta, Sarah. All those aspects of life we can see so well in retrospect To view it, click here. A particularly interesting tale revolved around friendships and love relationships as east and west Germans interact politically and personally while building a means to achieve reunification.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely echlink for kids, photography lovers and more. Yet while Schlink’s stories betray a shallow glibness, the Austrian selection proves more challenging and worthwhile. I could see both sides of their argument.

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Weil Deutsch meine Muttersprache nicht ist, war es manchmal schwer zu lesen, aber die Beziehungen in den Geschichten waren mir immer faszinierend. Another character is fixated upon a mysterious painting of loev woman, a painting that had been in the study of his now deceased father, but which he recalls as a source of uneasy undercurrents between his parents.


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Also in Vintage International. And Schlink shows that, in each one of his short stories. I was super hopeful, but not every relationship can be saved. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. He has worn himself out keeping three lives going at once: Whilst some of the stories create empathy for the pain and guilt of its protagonists, others haunt and still others are shot through with almost wicked humour.

Also by Bernhard Schlink. All in all the stores are well done, provacative and readable. I am an unabashed admirer of his work. I wasn’t particularly impressed with the first three stories, though they are interesting, but I v Schlink has written seven stories with male German protagonists.

What sort of man did your wife find attractive enough for an affair? From the internationally best-selling author of The Reader, here bernhar a collection of stories that weave themselves around the idea of lovelove to seek and l A collection of stories that weave themselves around the idea of lovelove to seek and love to flee; love flihhts desire, as guilt, as confusion or self-betrayal; love as habit, as affair, and as life-changing rebellion.

My only complaint is th This is a gem to read especially when traveling. Its only years later, when the differences are vast and no longer resolvable that the need for those bridges comes clear Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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It shouldn’t’ve taken me almost 3 weeks to read a page book when if I really like a story I can re I really liked Schlink’s dry writing style in The Reader, where you had a whole book to learn about the characters and like them.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I have never really been one for short stories. One feels a sense of isolation and even self-conscious alienation in many of his characters. Some involve male characters who do not know how to love or are incapable of loving or only love themselves.


I wanted to slap all three of the characters; especially the husband and lvoe. Nov 30, Lola rated it it was amazing. In the “re-write” of history weren’t all the French in “the Resistance”? Overall, I’d say that this was an alright book with some pretty decent stories.

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It is quite nice. Schlink is possessed with a coolly direct manner of interrogating the confused motives of the human heart. Most deal with regret and loss. When a character moves from Berlin to New York, he experiences the discomforts of differences in og and history when trying to establish an intimate relationship.

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Schlink’s The Reader was a surprise bestseller on these shores, discovered by Oprah and established by word of mouth. Anybody who wants to read this book must bear in mind that Flights of Love is not a collection of sentimental love stories, nor anthologies that can be compared flighst those romantic stories of Nicholas Sparks which usually tugs the readers’ heartstrings.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? She may offer an explanation for an unhappy or cheerful life that cannot be given by simple words and actions. The main character in this amusing story is a German and secretly has himself circumcised out of love for his Jewish girlfriend, but his show of support doesn’t quite turn out the way he expects.