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Book Review: Bernard Schlink’s The Weekend

Ex-Terrorists Meet for “The Weekend” In the second decade of the 21st century, which almost makes us feel as though history has given the human race another chance, we wonder whether we have learnt anything from our fallen ancestors. German writer Bernhard Schlink has dedicated his work to gaining greater understanding of this heritage, and […]

Book Review: The Reader (Der Vorleser) by Bernhard Schlink

Book Review: The Reader (Der Vorleser) by Bernhard Schlink

The Reader’s Roots The overwhelming, Oscar-promoted success of The Reader (Der Vorleser) came as no real surprise to those who had read Bernhard Schlink’s remarkable novel, either in its German original or in any one of the 39 languages into which it has been translated. Published in 1995, it attained proverbial overnight-acclaim, winning the WELT […]

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