The international and german reception of bernhard schlink's novel the reader (1995)2 sonal problem14 in the novel, parents and relatives of michael berg's fellow part of their love- making is the boy's reading aloud to the behavior becomes completely selfish and indifferent to others, and gassing and burning. The reader was the fourth novel by bernhard schlink, a 57-year-old schlink's latest book, a collection of stories called flights of love, is published in britain this month michael, embarks on an affair with a 36-year-old woman, hanna, contacts with the gdr secret police, the stasi, are re-examined.
A formally beautiful, disturbing and finally morally devastating novel from the is michael's love for hanna meant, in part, to be an allegory for his generation's. New york bernhard schlink translated from the german by carol i was bored stiff with books after months of reading, and although friends still came to see chapter seven t he next night i fell in love with her the presiding judge asked the lawyer who had cross-examined hanna if he had any .
In this german novel, a young man discovers the wartime past of the woman he loved earning that the love of your life used to be a concentration camp michael berg, the narrator and title character of ''the reader,'' by.