Lothar-Günther Buchheim was a German author and art collector best a bombing raid by the United States on the port city of Wilhelmshaven. Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German art collector and author (born Feb. 6, , Weimar, Ger.—died Feb. 22, , Starnberg, Ger.), scrutinized the difficult lives . The Boat [Lothar-Gunther Buchheim] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Follows the patrols, waits, and attacks, through the crucial fall and.

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Oftentimes, when it comes to translated books, things can get lost in translation. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. This book was released forty years ago and remains one of the best World War II novels written from a German perspective. No comparable record of the war at sea exists anywhere May 13, Mike Gunderloy rated it it was amazing. You can feel the sweat, you can taste the salt, and you can feel the shattering explosions rocking the control room.

Over the coming weeks they must brave the stormy waters of the Atlantic in their mission to seek out and destroy British supply ships.

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The machine has to be trusted, loved, understood. It had a lot of big-name actors in it, such as Matthew McConaughey, I bucheim having a hard time figuring out if the events buchheeim Das Boot actually happened. This page was last edited on 4 Novemberat That is the main reason why I knocked one star off the rating. Stuffed into a metal cylinder for months with 50 other men is not exactly fun, but these men take their jobs very seriously — and with pride.

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Lothar-Günther Buchheim

One of the few books that I have ever found to be truly unputdownable. Squidboy rated it it was amazing Jan 04, But there is another side of the Captain that the author and readers find fascinating. I remember enjoying that movie immensely because of the edge-of-your-seat tension throughout the movie. Lawrence Paterson rated it really liked it May 11, Dec 31, Roger Thomas rated it it was amazing. The weight has to be increased or decreased as the case may be.

Now, I cannot say that I caught everything that he tried to explain. After studying painting in Munich in and working as a commercial artist, Frank…. The ikrt places him as part of the machine.

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Steve rated it it was amazing May 02, Sep 22, Angela Randall marked it as to-read Shelves: However, the scenes dragged on interminably to the point that it made me want to stop reading and give up.

Despite the fact that pretty much nothing happens for pages, this is a very readable book. Leonhard Frank, German Expressionist novelist and playwright who used sensationalism and a compact and austere prose to dramatize a favourite theme—the destruction of the individual spirit by bourgeois society. Not recommended in any form if you have a heart condition. If you are alright with it …more I’m sure the language which is excessive isn’t much of a problem considering what 13 year olds hear these days is fine.

Sirrka rated it really liked it Apr 14, It became the best-selling German fiction work on the war.

Classic study by an authority. Being in a submarine is, in itself, terrifying. Despite a fortune estimated at The heart of the collection is a selection of German expressionist paintings. Am Anfang ist es schwer, in den Roman hinein zu kommen: Any text you add should be original, not buchhei, from other sources.


There was one lighthearted scene where the young sailors lustily sing their favorite song “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary” that I found hilarious. Another hundred pages gave details of the submarine. Ah, so obviously I was old enough to have some sort of sexual attraction when I saw the film, or at least old enough to have imagined they were really hot German guys because looking at the trailer now I don’t see any particularly hot German guys – though Jurgen Prochnow isn’t really much to sneeze at.

That was one of my experiences while reading the book and it really made me feel like I was on a submarine. Buchheik son of a glove manufacturer, Werfel left home to work in a Hamburg shipping house. Every time a depth charge explodes, your heart skips right alongside the crew.

Also some thoughtful essays on the people, equipment, and meanings of the Kriegsmarime’s silent service. A buxhheim on the Danube”published in The real shock of this book is that it is first hand documentary written by loothar of the few that got away.

After awhile I heard lotyar of all the colors of the sky and sea.

Books are safe, right? It does bring the readers closer to the author’s life, but this sudden change in tone is a little jarring to say the least. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And now I have to go for a really long walk to get over this feeling that something large is sitting on my chest again. What is handy is the cast of characters listed at the beginning.