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Johannisnacht by Uwe Timm (3 star ratings)

It was really funny and had lots of ironic moments, but the story is really lackluster and it’s tomm becomes repetitive in just a few chapters. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. About the Author Uwe Timm, geborenfreier Schriftsteller seit Niki rated it liked it Dec 26, This book, set shortly after German reunification, himm ostensibly about a West German writer commissioned to write about potatoes.

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Marc rated it liked it Jan 24, Timm’s works also tend to have autobiographical features and often deal with the German past or are set in the German tomm. The Goodreads summary is not for this book, but rather for Umbrella by Ferdinand Mount!

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The narrator of Timm’s story is a writer who simply can’t get started on his next book. Uwe Timm spins a fascinating tale here, one filled with surprise, magic, comedy, and hope. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Adrienne rated it it was ok Jul 25, Three times Timm has been called as a writer-in-residence to several universities in English-speaking countries: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. To ask other readers questions about Johannisnachtplease sign up. Johannisnacht by Uwe Timm. He goes to Berlin the erstwhile east in search of a potato archive compiled by a recently deceased East German researcher.

Johannisnacht by Uwe Timm (2 star ratings)

Things seem a little disjointed, but it all connects in the end. What the book is really about is the wall that still existed in Germans’ heads, in spite of the tearing down of the actual Wall dividing Berlin. Open Preview See a Problem?

From to he was a member of the German Communist Party. Simon rated it it was ok Dec 02, Robert rated it it was ok Jun 18, His works often indirectly link with each other by taking up minor characters from one story and making this character the main character of another work.

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The interactions with all the characters in the different dialects was fun, and it did have a sort of Joycean Ulysses feel to it. Edward Docking rated it liked it Nov 01, Fabfabian rated it really liked it Jan 13, Jan 16, Bernadette rated it really liked it Shelves: Today he is one of the most successful contemporary authors in Germany.

Claire rated it liked it Dec 03, Wie in “Die Entdeckung uw Currywurst”, Berlin nach der Wende ist das Hauptthema des Buches, aber diesmal fand ich die Figuren nicht so interessant, und die unterschiedlichen Akzente waren manchmal uae zu verstehen. Uwe Timm was the youngest son in his family.

Ben rated it really liked it Jan 20, Katjawenger rated it liked it Nov 07, Return to Book Page. His works often indirectly link with each other by taking up minor characters from johannisnacth story and making this character the main character of another work. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.