Posted: Mar 26, 2022 2:39 am
by don't get me started
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12. Draußen vor der Tür - Wolfgang Borchert

202 pp.

I was minded to read this again because of its theme of the aftermath of war.
The work is a drama that was first performed on the Radio in early 1947 and deals with the return of a German soldier to his native Hamburg after the war's end.
I dug out my old, heavily annotated copy that I used when I was studying German, oh so long ago.

It opens thus:

Ein Mann kommt nach Deutchland.
Er war lange weg, der Mann. Sehr lange. Vielleicht zu lange. Und er kommt ganz anders wieder, als er wegging.

A man comes to Germany. He was long away, the man. Very long. Perhaps too long. And he comes back as a different man from the one who left..

The play is vivid, abstract, surreal and stylized. It reminds us that wars don't end when the shooting stops.


I also found a performance of the work (in German) on Youtube. (How I would have loved having this resource back in the early 90's!)

Edit for capitalization of German nouns...duh