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"The Girl who wasn't there" by Ferdinand von Schirach - review

I’ll be blunt about this from the outset: I found “The Girl who wasn’t there” to be quite a strange book.  Not necessarily in a bad way, I hasten to add, but I got to the end feeling slightly unsure as to what exactly it was I’d just read – and on top of that, the hunch that I wasn’t… 624 more words

Books

Ferdinand von Schirach: Tabu (2013) - The Girl Who Wasn't There (2015)

I bought Ferdinand von Schirach’s last novel The Girl Who Wasn’t There  –  Tabu (Taboo) when it came out in German, but didn’t feel like reading it until now. 553 more words

Books

Writers Series: Ferdinand von Schirach

Factsheet

  • born in 1964 in Germany
  • Education: studied law (specialisation: criminal law)
  • First publication: short stories Verbrechen (crime) in 2009 (aged 45)

Ferdinand von Schirach was 45, when he published his first book, a selection of short stories that are loosly based on cases he had worked on as a lawyer. 360 more words

Writing

"He saw what other people saw, but in his mind the colours were different”: “The Girl Who Wasn’t There” by Ferdinand Von Schirach

“The village of Eschburg is halfway between Munich and Salzburg, a little from the major roads. Only a few stones of the castle up on the hill that once gave the village its name still stand today.

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In einem Satz?

Kluge Gedanken zu wichtigen Dingen.

Wer?

Schonwieder ein Schirach. Man könnte ja meinen ich lese nur Bücher von ihm, dem ist nicht so. 126 more words

Literatur

Ah, But I Was So Much Older Then, I'm Younger Than That Now*

Have you ever noticed how your perspective on things changes as you get older? For instance, if you visit a home that you lived in as a child, you may see that it’s a lot smaller than you remember. 1,370 more words

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