The Laurels of Lake Constance

The Laurels of Lake Constance

Marie Chaix Harry Mathews / Feb 17, 2020

The Laurels of Lake Constance It is and Albert B is one of the first French citizens to join the Fascist party During the war he becomes a collaborator It s only a matter of time before he dons a German uniform himself Taki

  • Title: The Laurels of Lake Constance
  • Author: Marie Chaix Harry Mathews
  • ISBN: 9781564787231
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is 1936, and Albert B is one of the first French citizens to join the Fascist party During the war, he becomes a collaborator It s only a matter of time before he dons a German uniform himself.Taking place in the limbo between the moment of Albert s initial fall and his inevitable capture, following the Allied invasion of Mainau, The Laurels of Lake Constance is thIt is 1936, and Albert B is one of the first French citizens to join the Fascist party During the war, he becomes a collaborator It s only a matter of time before he dons a German uniform himself.Taking place in the limbo between the moment of Albert s initial fall and his inevitable capture, following the Allied invasion of Mainau, The Laurels of Lake Constance is the story not only of Albert himself, but of his daughter, who must endure the paradox of loving a man whose beliefs and allegiances are nothing short of catastrophic Beautifully translated by novelist Harry Mathews, The Laurels of Lake Constance is a profoundly moving story about both war and childhood, and their intersection in one household, conjured in all its details, be they beautiful or shameful a resigned mother playing music, a father absent, an era frozen in a tragic fresco where novelistic detail mixes with history.

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    1. In clean, clear writing with brief, yet lovely, images, Chaix tells the story of her father, a man so determined to stop one evil--Communism--that he sinks into an even greater evil--Nazism--and eventually becomes a traitor to his own country. She contrasts her father's political folly with her mother's attempt to keep the family afloat during his long absences, including his 12 years in a French prison. I could not put this book down and found myself reading large sections to luxuriate in the b [...]



    2. Meticulous and engrossing- a daughter's reclamation of her father's war years working as a partisan combating Bolshevism in France, as a Nazi collaborator, and as an almost complete absence from her life. There is a startling lack of feeling, which is necessary in some ways, but in others makes the action in the book feel schematic and expository. When the book shifts perspectives, it succeeds in showing that the defining events of her life happened prior to birth. Her father and her grandfather [...]


    3. Yes, I definitely wish to read this in French, to get the texture. It is fascinating, though, how she weaves it all together. It is really autobiography, a memoir, even though much of it she has to re-imagine or re-invent. And I had not really understood the title properly until I finished it.


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