(Die Stalinorgel) PDF FREE ´ Gert Ledig


Die Stalinorgel

Die Stalinorgel review ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub The struggling troopsComparable to such masterpieces of war literature as Ernst Jünger's Storm of Steel and Erich Remarue's All uiet on the Western Front The Stalin Front is a harrowing almost photographic description of violence and devastation one that brings home the unforgiving reality of total war. Okay this book is about as relentless and merciless as the artillery attack Feuerwalze it describes I ve read it in one day and the closest thing I can think of it s All uiet on the Western Front 35 years alter on the EASTERN Front Fascinating when and where he uses the character s actual names too The Russians have names the Germans only sometimes and late in the book Not what I would have expectedI have Payback here in German and am slightly scared to read it now Some sentences are gorgeous amazing splinters rammed deep into your brain It s a book I ll re read I haven t finished grappling with it but this round it won

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Die Stalinorgel review ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub Rters to the front scrambles desperately from shelter to shelter as he tries to avoid getting caught up in the action Through it all Russian artillery the crude but devastatingly effective multiple rocket launcher known to the Germans as the Stalin Organ and to the Russians as Katyusha rains death upon. This is not a book about the Katyusha rock launcher it is a novel about the fighting in the Eastern Front graphically described The author Gert Ledig was a veteran in the war at the Eastern Front and so what he described in the novel is probably from his experience in the warWhat strikes the reader immediately is the brutality of the conditions of the battle A Russian advance bogged down the Germans on the other hand had run out of everything food water ammunition and replacements Combatants from both sides were lost some surrendered if just to get away from that constant bombardment or in the case of the Runner to avoid another run between the frontline and the Battalion H Those who were injured and could not get away were either treated or ravaged depending on the random deal of luck And then there was the absurdity of the command some of which appeared to have come out of a children s storybook pg 79 though nothing beats the attempt to carry out a court martial in the middle of raining bombardment and strafing planes pg 138The author s success in the graphic descriptions is helped much by his ability to describe using the most imaginative words and sentences Take for example A geyser of earth from a shell impact swallowed him up and spat him out again pg 9 The reader immediately imagines earth and dust shooting out of the ground and him having miraculously survived emerging from the cloud of thick dust and shrapnel Examples like this are found throughout the bookThe one failing I find was the attempt at a love story which while might just have been real enough didn t sit well anywhere in the book and feels unnecessary Besides that I think this short book is a good read and one that allows readers to get a good idea of what the fighting at the Eastern Front was like Since there does not seem to be many English or translated novels set in that theatre this one is recommended for anyone who is interested

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Die Stalinorgel review ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub 1942 at the Eastern Front Soldiers crouch in horrible holes in the ground mingling with corpses Tunneled beneath a radio mast German soldiers await the order to blow themselves up Russian tanks struggling to break through enemy lines bog down in a swamp while a German runner bearing messages from headua. The Lance Corporal couldn t turn in his grave because he didn t have one Some three versts from Podrova forty versts south of Leningrad he had been caught in a salvo of rockets been thrown up in the air and with severed hands and head dangling been impaled on the skeletal branches of what once had been a treeThe NCO who was writhing on the ground with a piece of shrapnel in his belly had no idea what was keeping his machine gunner It didn t occur to him to look up He had his hands full with himselfSo begins The Stalin Front The rest of the novel is similarly evocative and grotesue but confusing This is just about the last point at which spatial relationships and the people occupying them will be crystal clear From here on it can be very hard to tell who is where doing what to whom for how long and why Most characters are only identified by their rank or job Captain Colonel Major Sergeant Runner Sentry Mix and match with foxhole trench swamp bunker hill woods The chaos of the text is the chaos of war the soldiers are just as turned around as the reader I think if I reread it made a list of the characters and a few salient facts about them I might be able to figure out the narrative But I can t it s just too dark Good writing and a good translation

  • Paperback
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  • Die Stalinorgel
  • Gert Ledig
  • English
  • 15 July 2020
  • 9781590171646

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    (Die Stalinorgel) PDF FREE ´ Gert Ledig read & download Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ü Gert Ledig Gert Ledig Ü 9 free download Fear Without End The Stalin Front is flippantly gruesome a script I’m surprised uentin Tarantino never picked up It is a catalogue of the slaughter degradation and physical misery that soldiers suffer As the translator’s introduction says it is pure Kampfschrift ‘fighting writing’ As such there is no deviation from the one emotion that is shared by every one of its characters unremitting fearThere is

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    (Die Stalinorgel) PDF FREE ´ Gert Ledig The Stalin Front also published as The Stalin Organ by Gert Ledig 1921 1999 is a novel about Russo German fighting during World War II It was first published in German in 1955 sixteen years after the author volunteered in the army The English translation by Michael Hofmann appeared only recently in 2004 The novel constitutes Ledig's graphic reminiscences of the war Its imagery brings to my mind recent war films like Sa

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    (Die Stalinorgel) PDF FREE ´ Gert Ledig read & download Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ü Gert Ledig The Lance Corporal couldn't turn in his grave because he didn't have one Some three versts from Podrova forty versts south of Leningrad he had been caught in a salvo of rockets been thrown up in the air and with severed hands and head dangling been impaled on the skeletal branches of what once had been a treeThe NCO who was writhi

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    (Die Stalinorgel) PDF FREE ´ Gert Ledig read & download Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ü Gert Ledig read Die Stalinorgel This is not a book about the Katyusha rock launcher it is a novel about the fighting in the Eastern Front graphically described The author Gert Ledig was a veteran in the war at the Eastern Front and so what he d

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    read & download Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ü Gert Ledig (Die Stalinorgel) PDF FREE ´ Gert Ledig Hannah Arendt wrote in her book 'Eichmann in Jerusalem' that our modern conception of evil is banality; the ubiuitousness of violence degradation and disrespect for human life is what roots humanity in evil It is Arendt's version of evil that arises in Ledig's 'Stalin Front' the mechanization of death is the most insidious and dist

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    read Die Stalinorgel (Die Stalinorgel) PDF FREE ´ Gert Ledig Ledig gives a realistic description of what it was like to participate on the Eastern front from multiple perspectives during the GermanRussian engagement In particular this work takes place at which point the t

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    read Die Stalinorgel (Die Stalinorgel) PDF FREE ´ Gert Ledig Very good novel written in the 1950's about the fighting between the Germans and Russians at the Eastern front in World War 2 Excellently prtrays just how horrible and futile war really is Very powerfully written and not for the su

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    read Die Stalinorgel Gert Ledig Ü 9 free download (Die Stalinorgel) PDF FREE ´ Gert Ledig This is one of the best works of fiction I have read on the Eastern Front Told from the perspective of both Germans and Russians Soviet alike Ledig's narrative of the events taking place over the space of two days does much to convey the sheer horror and terror of war The individuals whose interwoven experiences form the basis of the novel are known simply by title the Lieutenant or the Runner etc The lack of names give

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    (Die Stalinorgel) PDF FREE ´ Gert Ledig Okay this book is about as relentless and merciless as the artillery attack Feuerwalze it describes I've read it in one day and the closest thing I can think of it's All uiet on the Western Front 35 years alter on the EASTERN Front Fascinating when and where he uses the character's actual names too The Russians have names the Germans only sometimes and late in the book Not what I would have expectedI have Payback here in German

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    (Die Stalinorgel) PDF FREE ´ Gert Ledig This book was part of the War and Literature Readalong 2012 It is set in 1942 on the Eastern front and deals comprehensively with the experiences of the German and Russian soldiers Ledig is writing of his own experience albeit fictionalised in stark bleak and precise prose There are no heroes just men on both sides trying to stay alive It is a book which resonates long after you've finished reading it

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