“Il y a cet entassement des corps dans le wagon, cette lancinante douleur dans le genou droit. Les jours, les nuits. Je fais un effort et j’essaye de compter les. Le grand voyage (Folio t. ) (French Edition) eBook: Jorge Semprun: Amazon. : Kindle Store. Buy Le grand voyage by Jorge Semprun (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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I’ve just reread this book in the original version Frenchand at the second read it was even more impressive. Zbigniew Herbert W.

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His narrators explore how events live on in memory and means of communicating the events of the concentration camp to readers who cannot fathom that experience. During the seemingly endless journey, he has conversations that range from his childhood to speculations about the death camps.

As usual, this writer is amazing by his choice of words and his vision of the world and second world war. Emanuele Tononter.

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A train, of course. The communist uprising in Buchenwald at the end of the war is barely touched upon, and Semprun notes with some distaste that after the liberation, some of his comrades are already striking heroic attitudes and “sprouting the souls of veterans. Jorge Semprun is a friend of humanity.

It is a challenge. I understand that for her the death of both of her sons is the most atrocious, the most unjust thing in the world. Read the french version also. Deported to Buchenwald, he survived until the liberation and spent the next two decades working in the illegal apparatus of the Spanish Communist Party.


The Long Voyageby Jorge Semprun can be read as an autobiographical narrative,of primarily psychological interest, but with historical, philosophical dimensions that make it particularly interesting text. This book made me stronger in faith. May 03, Laurel rated it really liked it.

In How it Is, for example, the narrator is lying in pe mud murmuring to himself, and attempting to crawl along the ground. Alessandro Zaccuriter. In Spite of his confinement and the darkness around him, his memory of the event is incredibly detailed.

How to condense something as big as the Big Bang into a nutshell? Acknowledging that, a sensual inventory of the Shoah becomes an imperative.

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On this, there is a wonderful scene in the book when the narrator leaves the camp and comes upon a group of women. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

I bought this book because I have a particular interest in Holocaust literature; it was simply another voayge in a series. It was very upsetting Award for best motivation: Prize for Literary Criticism: Fascinating, well-rendered account of cruelty and desperation.

The Long Voyage by Jorge SemprĂșn

Special award for travel literature: Sempfun was my first impression of it, and it hasn’t changed dramatically now that I’ve finished it. But I will say that I recommend reading some first-hand account. View all 7 comments. The work of memory and of history have become more pressing because the ranks of the witnesses are thinning.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be semprkn first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. It is a voice characterised by a lack of disbelief, it is always logical or rational, tough but understanding.

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Copyright Los Angeles Times. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. It is a nightmarish and absurd situation. I think the world might be a slightly better place if everyone had read something like this and knew about the horrors of that time.

The narrative setting shifts back and forth in time, exploring the past and future in relation to key events. In a sense there is no beginning, just as there is no end: The voyage itself, a train journey, is the framework around which this astonishing narrative is constructed, as the author moves back through memory to times past and times future, always returning to a times present, a cattle truck packed full of men, I confess I had never heard of Jorge Semprun, a prominent Spanish writer, politician and former government minister, until I picked up The Long Voyage Le grand voyagean autobiographical novel based upon his experiences in the Second World War.

Difficult, important and interesting. I was enraged by the fact that there was no one to save the hero and the victims of that war. We do not know.