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Rodrigo Hasbún Ø 4 Free downloadThis is a stunning gem of a spare novel that delivers a punch through a turning of a phrase and the emotional intensity of the multiple narrators I was attracted to this book by its photograph like cover and the anticipation of eading a story set primarily in Bolivar While the storyline is steeped in politics hovering in the background it is the emotional turbulence of the characters as うそつきリリィ 3 [Usotsuki Lily 3] revealed by the narrators about themselves and other characters that had me intrigued as Iead this this book in one sitting Inspired by the lives of the Ertl family after the fled to Bolivia to start over after the collapse of Nazi Germany the tumultuous times in Bolivia fueled the dynamics the unsettled family into unexpected directions apart from each other A powerful testament to the times and expectations told with precision and poise that grabs the The Prince reader from start to finish Looking forward toeading by Rodrigo Hasbun Maybe only 25 but there were moments of beauty so I ll go with 3 I m just not uite sure what to make of this very brief albeit pr A spare novel Yup so spare that it was like an empty box There s never a value or value laden sentence about the Nazis who escaped to Bolivia The patriarch who had been Leni Riefenstahl s main cameraman is drawn as a dream filled adventurer Swell guy At one point in his documentary he starts a huge fire which apidly becomes out of control but is
doused by a sudden surprise downpour He yelled like a man possessed his arms stretched up to the skyby a sudden surprise downpour He yelled like a man possessed his arms stretched up to the sky ain was drenching his hair beard and clothes Thank you he shouted You Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival re there I see you Thank you you goddamn son of a bitch Presumably having summoned a higher power Those clever NazisThe three daughters lives are sketched The eldest becomes aevolutionary in the years following Che s murder successfully carrying out important and dangerous tasks She is a par What a strange mysterious deeply compelling book I highly ecommend that people look up the history behind the characters on Wikipedia even though the novel "Bluntly Advises Us That The Novel Is Not Nor Does "advises us that the novel is not nor does attempt to be a faithful portrait of any member of the Erlt family Still though even though if little of the history appears in the book Nazis helping the CIA hunt down Che Guevara what a story The story that DOES appear in the book took a while for me to get into I started the book and put it down at least two times but once I knew the history that helped a lot I ead somewhere that the book was initially a lot longer but the author cut it down to its bare bones What a brave choice The story in here could have easily been fattened up to 300 pages but as is it works as a strange kind of
Poetry In Its Thinnessin its thinness underlined so many sentences in this book and the haunting image of the final chapter in which workers are hired to dig what is most likely a grave will stay with me for a while Not an easy Mathruhridayam read Loosely based oneal events Affections tells the story of the eccentric fascinating Ertl family headed by the egocentric and extraordinary Hans once Leni Riefenstahl's famous cameraman and Rommel's 'personal photographer' Having fled Germany shortly after the country's defeat in the war the family now lives in Bolivia However shortly after their arrival Hans an enthusiastic adventurer and mountaineer dec. Ut if you e interested in guerrilla stories or Latin America of the 60s a highly ecommended one
Rodrigo Hasb n on actual events and set almost entirely in Bolivia this is a sprawling novella if there can be such a thing in that it encompasses than 30 years and attempts to tell the stories of five people s lives during that time In trying to take on so much it is difficult to empathise or even be familiar with any of the characters There is a lot of history crammed in as well Hans Ertl was a Nazi cameraman and although never a member of the party fled with his wife and three daughters to South America in the late stages of the war as so many did Having led an unsuccessful expedition in search of a legendary Inca city his previouslyAffections Rodrigo Hasb N
happy family life deteriorates the chapters are toldfamily life deteriorates The chapters are told th You feel too close to yourself and from there everything looks blurred From AFFECTIONS by Rodrigo Hasb n translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes 20042016 ReadtheWorld21 Bolivia1950s La Paz Bolivia the Ertl family emigrates from Germany Hans Ertl a cinematographer who worked with Leni Riefenstahl on several Nazi "propaganda films is no longer able to find work due to his past alliances and moves with his family "films is no longer able to find work due to his past alliances and moves with his family start againWritten in sparse prose focusing on 12 vignettes from different family members we get the framework story of a family in a A Life In School: What The Teacher Learned rapidly shifting environmentAs each character speaks there s foreshadowing of an event that occurs that changes everything Theeader gathers the breadcrumbs that lead to the defining eventHans and his eldest daughter Monika are the main characters with supporting oles from Hans wife and other daughters The family establishes in La Paz Hans goes back to filmmaking and Monika follows in his footsteps Into the 60s Monika joins Che Guevara s ELN Guerilla warfare becomes the driving force in her life Leading to the event described by her family members and later in Monika s own narrativeThe story happens in the margins the space between the words on the page This euires a little of the The House That Had Enough reader and possibly some extraesearch about the events and the historical figures involvedHistorical fiction can be a tricky game especially when imagining inner thoughts and motivations of The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field real people in a historical context The events described in AFFECTIONS are modern and still in public memory and consciousness and even then the events are still charged with political animosity and theesulting criminal actsLeave your audience wanting at 140 pages this one is much bigger than its size it could have been much longer and detailed there s The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division rich soil for storytelling here Hasb n chose the spare and uiet and I liked this approach Less is with AffectionsMORE HISTORICAL CONTEXT and some spoilers for the story because of historyThere s an interesting father daughter dynamic here Both affected by the political forces they Ides to embark on an expedition in search of Paitití a legendary Inca city The failure of their outlandish uest into the depths of theainforest proves fateful initiating the end of a family whose subseuent voyage of discovery ends up eroding everything which once held it togetherAgainst the backdrop of the both optimistic and violent 1950s and 1960s Affections traces the Ertls' inevitable breakdown thr. ,
a photographer and camera man of ommel s photographer and camera man of Rommel s throughout North AfricaMonika s eal life is not as well documented other than the crime that lead to the international manhunt and time on the Most Wanted list "after she planned and personally assassinated the politician who ordered Che Guevara "she planned and personally assassinated the politician who ordered Che Guevara body mutilation after his death cutting the hands from the corpse She earned the title of Che s Avenger for the act and was later killed her body never ecovered Don t try to provoke me with political comments it will end badlyDisrespect to the memory of a man fighting against tyranny disrespect to the victims of the Holocaust Pseudo eualizing the Nazi monsters with Che s fightLearn some History dear nobody writer Trigger warnings mentions of torture implications of Nazism I think that s allI was hooked by the beginning of this tiny little book It s about a German family living in Bolivia in the 1950s and 1960s and the book begins with the father of the family leading an expedition to look for a lost city Uh YES From there it covers the Bolivian Darfur's Sorrow: A History of Destruction and Genocide revolution and the way that the various family members struggle with that And it was definitely an interesting and compellingead But It s only 160 pages And in that time it covers over 20 years and jumps between about five different protagonists and first second AND third person narrations Add in the fac A short novel that left me wanting Family dynamics and the way history and your environment effect the very nature of your being is what this somewhat short story dwells upon We are introduced to the Ertl family who have escaped to Bolivia following World War 2 where the father Hans was a cameraman for have escaped to Bolivia following World War 2 where the father Hans was a cameraman for filmmakerpropagandist Leni Riefenstahl Hans ever the one for fantastic ideas embarks on a search enlisting two of his daughters for the lost city of Paitit Black Gold in North Dakota resulting in disastrous conseuences In Bolivia the political unrest ensuing allows for theise of Che Guevara which one of Hans s daughters Monika follows and eventually becomes know as his avenger As one can imagine all does not end well for herThis tale is a story of a family s dissolution through the path that each member follows While some are left to follow foolhardy practices others within the family are left to pick up the pieces of their actions The time frame of the sixties and seventies with both their enthusiasm and violence are laid out in this tale Sad but ultimately true the concept that families fall apart when some of their members commit themselves to life s foolish paths holds trueThank you to NetGally and Simon and Schuster for providing an advanced copy of this book for an unbiased evie. Ough the various erratic trajectories of each family member from Hans and his constant engagement in colossal projects to his daughter Monika heir to his adventurous spirit who joins the Bolivian Marxist guerrillas and becomes known as 'Che Guevara's avenger' and the story of a woman in search of herself the story of the heartrending elationship between a father and a daughter the story of a family adrif.