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Schlump Geschichten und Abenteuer aus dem Leben des unbekannten Musketiers Emil Schulz genannt 'Schlump' von ihm selbst erzählt

E position in a small town and has a marvellous time But when he gets to the trenches where death and mindless destruction are the everyday he. Some books captivate you as much for the story of their creation as the content between their covers Hans Herbert Grimm s Schlump is one of those books Published anonymously in Germany in 1928 Grimm s anti war novel was overshadowed by another of the anti war genre Erich Maria Remarue s All uiet on the Western Front published around the same time Schlump never got the attention it deserved That didn t keep the Nazis from noticing it however and in 1933 copies of the book were burned throughout Germany along with other texts by un German authors Grimm s personal history is complicated and tragic Despite Schlump and other evidence that suggests he was anything but an impassioned Nazi He joined the Nazi party in the 30s Volker Weidermann who wrote the afterword to New York Review Books republished version of the book believes Grimm did this so that he could stay in his beloved Altenburg and keep teaching for as long as possible in safety As copies of the book few knew he had written were burned across Germany Grimm now a member of the Nazi party burning his book hid copies in the walls of his home After the war though Grimm revealed his authorship of the novel and others vehemently defended him and argued that he cannot be regarded as a Nazi Grimm was not allowed to teach again because of his membership in the party That blow seems to have hit him hard After a meeting with the SED Socialist Unity Party in 1950 a meeting the contents of which no one knows Grimm seems to have regarded himself as condemned He killed himself two days later in his beloved home in Altenburg The novel itself is uirky filled with whimsical tales of the life Schlump lives during the war years events which make the brief scenes of trench warfare all the jarring Schlump is at one point a kind and companionable administrator of three picturesue French villages at another he works in a postal censor s office in Bohain with a Corporal Jolles a period in Schlump s life filled due to Jolles s connections with leisure and all the best food The arrangement was perfect the war could go on for as long as it liked Throughout the text are tales of the women Schlump meets surprisingly tender relationships that feel intimate than the tales of wartime liaisons often toldThe echoes of the war are always there however During Schlump s time in Bohain as Schlump and Jolles lead their easy and comfortable existence the war will not leave them alone In fine weather they could hear the rumble of cannon from the Front in the west a reminder that every day thousands of young men were losing their lives in the most grisly ways You had to train yourself to banish such thoughts By this time in the novel Schlump has already had his experience of the trenches The reader is not privy to the psychological damage that has been inflicted upon him however that s not what Grimm is up to Instead Grimm s work moves through the greatly varied experiences of its protagonist almost emotionlessly Schlump becomes a canvas upon which the story of the war can be painted in all its strange and tragic happenings It is to him that a number of German soldiers tell their stories Each of these stories last several pages in length and taken together provide their own fascinating look into what it was to be a German soldier in the First World War Schlump almost never comments on these stories or responds when he hears them he is merely the recipient the eyes and ears that Grimm uses to tell the story of a foolish and gruesome war It is a book worth reading a story that tells in its own way of the disordering and the sorrow of war in any time and place

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Starts to understand something about war Funny brutal and charming here’s the First World War from the perspective of the inimitable Schlum. He was filled with a wonderful sense of bliss delightfully certain that everything would turn out all right in the end

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Schlump is seventeen a romantic a chancer and a dreamer It's 1915 so naturally he volunteers for war In France he is assigned an administrativ. In its time it might have been uite sacrilegious showing that not all German soldiers were strong and brave Generals were rarely seen and their tactics poor there was a lot of malingering war was hell and the damage to men indescribable The book does describe life behind the lines the starvation of the German nation and how survival was all about luckThe writing was supposedly black humour but it is full of Dad jokes poor one liners and stuttering prose


10 thoughts on “Schlump Geschichten und Abenteuer aus dem Leben des unbekannten Musketiers Emil Schulz genannt 'Schlump' von ihm selbst erzählt

  1. says:

    Schlump – A Book that will always BurnSchlump when published back in 1928 had to compete with another book which would steal away

  2. says:

    Certainly one of the best novels about World War I from the German perspective you'll find out there Written and published anonymous

  3. says:

    In its time it might have been uite sacrilegious showing that not all German soldiers were strong and brave Generals were rarely seen and their tactics poor there was a lot of malingering war was hell and the damage to men indescribable The book does describe life behind the lines the starvation of the German nation and how surviv

  4. says:

    Schlump is a WWI novel kind of a cross between All uiet on the Western Front and The Good Soldier Švejk Horrific battle scenes alternate with some very funny picaresue tales Grimm can go from the poetic like this description of autumnSummer was long past and autumn too It was that time of year when you couldn’t tell if winter had arrived yet At times a humid wind rustled the treetops the bushes dripped with the perpetual fog

  5. says:

    Schlump is than anti war novel It makes the charge startling for the time of its publication that despite the sacrifices made at the front and at home the German effort during the Great War was characterized by a misguide

  6. says:

    Some books captivate you as much for the story of their creation as the content between their covers Hans Herbert Grimm’s

  7. says:

    'He was filled with a wonderful sense of bliss delightfully certain that everything would turn out all right in the end’

  8. says:

    In 1928 German schoolmaster Hans Herbert Grimm anonymously published his first and only book the semi autobiographical anti war novel Schlump Despite its obvious literary merits Schlump was somewhat overshadowed at the time by the success of another WW1 novel Erich Maria Remarue’s All uiet on the Western Front somewhat ironically the two books were issued within weeks of each other In the early 1930s Schlump was burned by the Na

  9. says:

    I'm always excited to rediscover a forgotten or overlooked book but I really don't think this one bears out the rather grandiose claims Volker

  10. says:

    A must read Think of a young German Billy PilgrimCandide being tossed through the horrors of the trenches in WW1 like a cork on an ocean of blood guts girls and hypocritical and inept leaders Yet somehow keeps his soul Banned by the Nazis its author who tried to publish anonymously via the same house that gave us Kafka Zweig Schickele and Trakle persecuted until he himself blew his brains out in his home when his wife went shopp

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