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[[ Read Book ]] Þ Neue Herrlichkeit ì Viktor K Sling Ist Die Hauptfigur Dieses Romans Von G Nter De Bruyn Eher Ein Antiheld, Denn Er Ist Gew Hnt, Der Zu Sein, Der Gew Nscht Wird Viktor, Sohn Von Jan K Sling, Der Eine Hohe Stellung Einnimmt, Und Einer Ehrgeizigen Mutter, Soll, Ehe Er In Den Diplomatischen Dienst Seines Landes Eintritt, Die Doktorarbeit Schreiben Aus Diesem Grund Zieht Er Sich Zur Ck In Das Sehr Entlegene Staatliche Heim Neue Herrlichkeit Es Ist Winter, Viktor Hat Wenig Interesse An Seiner Arbeit, Um So Mehr L T Er Sich Auf Die Mitbewohner Dieser Vermeintlichen Idylle Ein Die Binnenbeziehungen Werden Nur Einmal Durch Den Kurzen Besuch Eines Lehrgangs Gest Rt Dann Macht Der Gro E Schnee Die Neue Herrlichkeit Unzug NglichIn Der Isolation Bricht Rasch Das Gleichgewicht Dieser Kleinen Gruppe Auseinander Es Entsteht Ein Streit Zwischen Den Werten Ordnung Disziplin, Karriere Etc Und Unordnung Leben, Selbstbewu Tsein Etc Alle Figuren Neigen Auf Ihre Weise Zu Einem Selbstbestimmten Leben Sei Es Durch Die R Ckkehr In Die Vergangenheit Oder Durch M Rchenphantasien Und Wiedergeburtstr Ume, Sei Es Durch Sinnvolle Arbeit Au Erhalb Des Leistungsdrucks Oder Durch Rauchen Und Trinken Es Kommt Zu Einer Kollektivdepression, Zu Einer Neuen TraurigkeitNach Dem Gro En Schnee Ger T Die Geordnete Unordnung Wieder Auseinander Viktor Hat Seine Dissertation Nicht Geschrieben Und M Chte Bei Thilde, Einer Frau, Die Er Dort Kennengelernt Hat, Bleiben Ein Telegramm Aus Dem Ministerium Ruft Ihn Nach Berlin Zur Ck Er Mu Sofort Sein Land Im Ausland Vertreten At The Time New Glory Neue Herrlichkeit Was Published In , Most Dissident Authors Had Fled The German Democratic Republic, Then In Its Final Years Gunter De Bruyn Courageously Remained To Satirize The Regime From Behind The Iron Curtain He Is A Popular Writer And Cultural Commentator In Unified Germany New Glory Tells The Story Of Viktor Kosling, A Privileged Young Man From The GDR About To Embark On A Diplomatic Career He Retreats To New Glory , A State Run Resort In Rural Brandenburg Run By A Corrupt Director, To Finish His Dissertation On The Foreign Policy Of The Prussian Government During The French Revolution With Particular Emphasis On The Effects Of Artisan And Peasant Unrest In The Provinces While There He Falls, Against His Parents Wishes, For The Lisping Chambermaid, Thilde The Complex Drama That Follows, Which Pays Tribute To Mann S The Magic Mountain And Its Ironic View Of Human Nature, Exposes The Moral Weakness Of Viktor S Character And The Farcical Distance Between Official East German Ideals And The Opportunistic Functionaries Who Enabled The System A psychological novel about contrasts and quirks of personalities For me this novel written by an author who resided in communist East Germany GDR all his life isnoteworthy for its qualities of remoteness or alienation than for closeness and intimacy Viktor, the main character is a dispirited young man impaired by an innate case of the blahs New Glory is the name of the isolated rest home where Viktor spends a winter to complete his research and thesis for graduation Academically he sets goals for himself but lacks conviction to pursue them He dawdles and procrastinates, beingintent on socializing with the operators and guests of the establishment He does pursue a love interest, Thilde the only girl in his sequestered environment that could possibly be a sexual attraction But she is fixated on taking care of her eccentric and senile grandmother and lacks emotion commitment to form anything even approaching a passionate liaison with Viktor Their relationship, overshadowed by Thilde s deteriorating health, enduresby lingering insufficiencies, inadequacies and failures than by heartfelt engagement Viktor s father is a blowhard functionary, highly placed and admired in the GDR s bureaucratic maze As his son Viktor rides on his father s coattails, receiving attention and deference from the common folk because of it But his father disapproves of Thilde who lacks education and breeding as well as having a swarthy, Gypsy like, complexion This is a psychological novel, a study in behavior contrasts and quirks between the inhabitants of New Glory It lacks any kind of emotional intensity or any suspenseful anticipation, Like, Viktor, it has a case of the blahs It offers some irony and humor It does not give much insight about the political environment of the GDR or the domineering Soviet influence The book was first published in West Germany but the book s appearance in East Germany was repeatedly delayed due to de Bruyn s failure to highlight GDR s achievements and the merits of Marxism New Glory received popularity and praise in the West which resulted in the East being shamed into releasing it there, with some revisions to correct some of its failings I was interested in learning about conditions in the GDR in the 70s and 80s This book provided little information Not only that but in terms of historical fiction it does not offer much to maintain reader interest other than learning about the characters humdrum habituated existences But overall this tale is about Viktor s failure to confront his wimpish approach to life.