Walter Kempowski: Idyllic World. Penguin (Paperback, Literary Fiction)

Idyllic World


Original Title: Heile Welt

Paperback, 480 pages, 11.8 x 18.7 cm, 4.6 x 7.4 in.
ISBN: 978-3-328-10198-7
€ 12.00 [D] | € 12.40 [A] | CHF 17.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Penguin

Date of publication: February 12, 2018
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Walter  Kempowski - Idyllic World


A novel packed with humour and ambiguity

A little village in the moors in the 1960s. Matthias Jänicke, a teacher and not as young as he used to be, starts his first teaching job. Idyllic impressions make him believe in an idyllic world, at least for a while. But appearances can be deceptive and before long he realises that almost all the villagers have something to hide.

Walter Kempowski has successfully conjured up the atmosphere of a past age. Myriad precisely observed details have been put together to create a pin-sharp picture of a seemingly protected and old-fashioned world, the sell-out of which, however, by modern times has already begun.


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