New Lives (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 21, 2008 - Fiction - 800 pages
3 Reviews
In his long-awaited new novel, renowned German author Ingo Schulze provides a rich and nuanced panorama of a world in transition.

East Germany, January 1990. Enrico Türmer–man of the theater, aspiring novelist–has turned his back on the art world and joined a startup newspaper. Before long, the former aesthete and rebel becomes obsessed with personal gain, and in a series of letters to his sister, a friend, and a would-be lover, Enrico vividly muses on his capitalist ventures and latent worldly ambitions. As Schulze peels away the layers of Enrico’s previous existence, his antihero’s reinvention comes to embody all the questionable aspects not only of life in the old Germany, but of life in the Germany just taking form.


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User Review  - Fran - Goodreads

I wanted to read a book by a highly regarded contemporary German author. The subject sounded interesting because it took place during and immediately after the fall of the Wall. However the writing is extremely dense and the book is much too long for the story bring told. Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

This is really, really, really good, but that said, I think you may find it annoying if you have never lived in Germany, aren't familiar with communist societies, and don't have the dates of 1989-1990 ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Ingo Schulze, born in Dresden in 1962, studied classical philology at the University of Jena. His first book, 33 Moments of Happiness, won two German literary awards, the prestigious Alfred Döblin Prize and the Ernst Willner Prize for Literature. He lives in Berlin.


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