Alumni-Club Nordamerika: Friends of Freiburg Book Club

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Datum und Uhrzeit
06.10.2021, 17:30 - 18:30 Uhr


Did you miss the Friends of Freiburg book club? Get ready for our second meeting this fall. Dr. Bruce Campbell, an Uni-Freiburg alumnus and retired professor of German Studies at William & Mary, will lead our discussion, as we explore literature dealing with the post-war period. We’ll be reading Der Vorleser (The Reader) by Bernhard Schlink, a critically acclaimed novel in both Germany and the United States.

The book is available both in English and in German on Amazon.

Wednesday, October 6 at 5.30 PM EDT | 2:30 PM PDT 
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Advanced registration is required to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. It’s suggested that you read the book in advance in order to participate in the discussion, but we will welcome all attendees!

About Der Vorleser:

“Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany. When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.”