(EBOOK FREE) [All That I Am] BY Anna Funder


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    (EBOOK FREE) [All That I Am] BY Anna Funder Download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Anna Funder Read All That I Am My story “is reconstructed from fossil fragments much as you might draw skin and feathers over an assembly of d

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    Download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Anna Funder (EBOOK FREE) [All That I Am] BY Anna Funder Anna Funder À 6 Summary A book where the characters and the plot lacked and the constant time shifts became irritating as the book went on This is a story based on mostly real characters and while I was a little interested in their lives the structure of the story was poor and uite frustrating to read This should have been my perfect fit but lacked on uite a few levels for me The characters didn't feel real even though its based on real people and I think this fo

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    (EBOOK FREE) [All That I Am] BY Anna Funder Read All That I Am None of us teacher or taught realised how an imagined life can sustain you as a possibility a hope and remain just that Like parallel train tracks it runs alongside but will never meet the life you are livingThi

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    (EBOOK FREE) [All That I Am] BY Anna Funder I am very ashamed to admit that I could not finish this book the most awarded and lauded Australian book of 2012 And another AWW Was I too tired? Am I too frivolous? Or was the book just too slow and self aware for my tastes? It should have ticked all my boxes Historical fiction yay Set in Nazi Germany yay About a brilliant independent woman mostly forgotten by history yay I really really wanted to love this book but it

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    (EBOOK FREE) [All That I Am] BY Anna Funder Read All That I Am The main effect this book had on me was a deep sense of my own lack of similar courage I was moved almost to tears by the f

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    Read All That I Am (EBOOK FREE) [All That I Am] BY Anna Funder Anna Funder À 6 Summary This novel was a book club choice that I’d never heard of but which gave me some new and interesting insights into a period of German and ultimately European history that I knew little about namely that leading up to World War II when the world was refusing to listen to German refugees who tried to warn everyone about the dange

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    Read All That I Am Download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Anna Funder Anna Funder À 6 Summary I feel somewhat ambivalent when recognising I’m in the process of reading a masterpiece – and make no mistake Anna Funder’s All That I Am is a masterpiece The reason for my ambivalence is because although I'll begin to slow down take m

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    (EBOOK FREE) [All That I Am] BY Anna Funder Download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Anna Funder Read All That I Am This is an important story beautifully written about selflessness determination intimacy collaboration separation exile Told in two voices it's an interesting juxtaposition of times in history Ruth's story with her cousin Dora told from the present day and Toller's story of his relationship with Dora told from New York in 1939 Knowing all we know now reading about the tense and frightening days when Hitler was new to power and about the bra

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    (EBOOK FREE) [All That I Am] BY Anna Funder I wanted to read this book before the Mile’s Franklin award for 2012 is announced as I’m predicting this book will win All That I Am by Anna Funder is told from the perspective of Ruth Becker and Ernst Toller in alternate chapters Both Ruth and Toller are remembering life in 1930’s Germany as political activists Both characters along with Ruth’s husband Hans and Toller’s lover Dora publically speak out against Hitler and everythin

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    (EBOOK FREE) [All That I Am] BY Anna Funder Download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Anna Funder Anna Funder À 6 Summary This is the kind of historical fiction I so very much love You learn history and at the same time feel the emotions of the people who live through the historical events I would suggest reading Sebastian Barry’s A Long Long Way and then conti

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Read All That I Am Summary All That I Am í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Married and living in Weimar Berlin when Hitler is elected chancellor of Germany Together with Dora and her lover Ernst Toller the celebrated poet and self doubting revolutionary the four become hunted outlaws overnight and are forced to flee to London Inspired by the fearless Dora to breathtaking acts of courage the friends risk betrayal and deceit as they dedicate themselves to a dangerous mission to inform the British government of the very real Nazi thre. This novel was a book club choice that I d never heard of but which gave me some new and interesting insights into a period of German and ultimately European history that I knew little about namely that leading up to World War II when the world was refusing to listen to German refugees who tried to warn everyone about the dangers of the new regime Most of the characters in the novel were real people at the time and we hear the story from two characters points of view Ruth and Toller who are looking back upon their lives Ruth as an old woman in Australia Toller also much older in New York The story is structured around their reminiscing and was for a long time confusing to me partly because they take turns narrating from a first person perspective and I had to go back and check the chapter headings to figure out who was who It took me uite a while to really get into the story the first 80 100 pages were a mediocre 3 star read to meThen the real main character of the story Dora Fabian began to stand out clearly and the plot thickened as regards pre war Germany Dora based on a real woman was feisty opinionated smart and part of a group of free speaking Socialists who saw the writing on the wall long before anyone else thought that Hitler was anything but a charismatic leader She was a feminist at a time when few women were She was the love of Ernst Toller s life and the most important person in her cousin Ruth s life Little by little the group had to flee Germany as the Nazi hold of the country tightened But the tendrils of the Nazi regime reached into other European countries without leaving a trace and so the group s warnings went largely unheeded by eg the British assassinations were treated as suicides or accidentsEmbedded in the political story are a number of complex love stories a deep friendship and the ultimate betrayal also based on facts I was almost in tears when some of these events unraveled I became increasingly enad with Anna Funder s style and deeply humanistic insights To some extent the universality of them is what convinced me to give the novel four stars A selection of phrases I am now near enough to one hundred years old which means it is only twenty times my life span since Christ walked the earthI know it s possible to fall in love with someone by falling in love with their writing because I already hadNone of us teacher or taught realised how an imagined romantic life can sustain you as a possibility a hope and remain just that Like parallel train tracks it runs alongside but will never meet the life you are living When seeing a guy dressed as an ape and someone makes a remark about our supposed inner beast Ruth disagrees and has a thought that flies in the face of the forthcoming ethnic cleansing I wondered whether it wasn t the other way around whether inside all of us there might just be a cleaner purer hairless version too naked for the world Later she has this thought which is beginning to dawn on me at this stage of my life We don t understand one another we may not ever give each other just what we need All that remains is kindness A disturbing and ultimately moving novel about the capacity of human beings to fight for what is right and about the power of political regimes to suash that clean pure hairless and innate part of our beings The truthfulness of these contradictory facts in what came to be the DDR can be experienced in the absolutely amazing movie Das Leben der Anderen The Lives of Others which I happened to watch last night after finishing this novel If you haven t seen it already be sure you do

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All That I Am

Read All That I Am Summary All That I Am í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB At to which it remains willfully blind All That I Am is the heartbreaking story of these extraordinary people who discover that Hitler’s reach extends much further than they had thoughtGripping compassionate and inspiring this remarkable debut novel reveals an uncommon depth of humanity and wisdom Anna Funder has given us a searing and intimate portrait of courage and its price of desire and ambition and of the devastating conseuences when they are thwarted. I wanted to read this book before the Mile s Franklin award for 2012 is announced as I m predicting this book will win All That I Am by Anna Funder is told from the perspective of Ruth Becker and Ernst Toller in alternate chapters Both Ruth and Toller are remembering life in 1930 s Germany as political activists Both characters along with Ruth s husband Hans and Toller s lover Dora publically speak out against Hitler and everything he stands for advocating independence and freedom of speech for Germany This book starts out very heavy trying to cover all the relevant back story of Germany in the 1930 s while still trying to drive the story along This is a delicate balance to manage but I think Anna Funder did a good job at managing this I know people may disagree with me but I think with the subject matter and the back story that needs to be covered the author still manages to keep the reader turning the page and for me that never felt boring I love the fact that this story is about the politics and the effect Hitler s rise to power will have on the German people rather than dealing with the holocaust The simple fact that this book tries to deal with the social impacts of the changing Germany has been the biggest contributing factor to my enjoyment of the book I couldn t care less about Toller who is writing his autobiography or Ruth who after reading Toller s writing is remembering her side of the story I know they risk a lot to speak out and I knew Hitler s regime were actively trying to stop political opposition so I probably should care for the characters but the fictionalised German history was interesting for me All That I Am would be a tough book to write and while at times it was heavy and at other time I might not have cared too much of the story Anna Funder did do an excellent job at writing this novel The book reminded me of the 2002 movie Max for some weird reason mainly because it also was a fictionalised account of Hitler rising to power and how he dealt with the political opposition For those who don t know the movie Max starred John Cusack as a fictional Jewish art dealer and a young Austrian painter Adolf Hitler Noah Taylor The interesting thing about the movie was it explores Hitler and the view s that shaped Nazi ideology while also taking a look at the artistic designs of the Third Reich Anna Funder must have done a lot of research in preparing to write this book I know she has a non fiction book called Stasiland Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall but I think that was about East Germany but in the course of researching that book she might have gotten all the information needed for All That I Am I m glad to have read this novel I think it offers an interesting insight into a world I was never a part of It is an interesting piece of history and sociology Anna Funder has won the Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Book Award for Literary Fiction and has been shortlisted for Miles Franklin Award for this book I d be interested to see if this book will stand the test of time

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Read All That I Am Summary All That I Am í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected placesWhen eighteen year old Ruth Becker visits her cousin Dora in Munich in 1923 she meets the love of her life the dashing young journalist Hans Wesemann and eagerly joins in the heady activities of the militant political left in Germany Ten years later Ruth and Hans are. My story is reconstructed from fossil fragments much as you might draw skin and feathers over an assembly of dinosaur bones to fully see the beastSo says Ann Funder in the afterword of her novel I m not sure it matters if you read this novel as pure fiction or fictionalised biography I went into this book knowing nothing about the real life characters portrayed and found it worked eually well as elegant literary fiction and page turning thriller All That I Am is about a group of German dissidents who are forced to leave Hitler s Germany and take up residence in London where they are impoverished and hunted It soon becomes clear London offers no guarantee of safety especially when it s known they have at least one traitor in their midst The novel has two narrators Ernst Toller the playwright and Ruth Blatt whom Funder got to know late in her life and no doubt sparked the inspiration for this novel but the character who fascinates Funder and who this novel is essentially about is Dora Fabien To both Tiller and Ruth the passionate and independent Dora is an indispensable flame of their wellbeing A few times I uestioned why Funder needed two narrators especially because there s an unevenness about their narratives mostly it s Ruth who tells the story with Toller appearing briefly in interludes and sometimes you wonder why Toller is there at all as a voice especially as Funder takes liberties with what Ruth could know when necessary Ruth will provide information she could not have known at the time And also because as voices Funder makes no effort to distinguish them stylistically But this was a minor misgiving and what the dual narrative lacks in artistry it makes up for in supplying dramatic tension It s certainly refreshing to read about female heroism in a everyday and therefore moving guise WW2 heroines have begun to be turned by novelists into super powered comic book characters The Nightingale springs to mind For example when you read accounts of female SOE agents it s not any facility with weapons you admire it s the extraordinary grace under pressure they often show when passing through a Gestapo check with something fatally incriminating on their person Funder though perhaps guilty of romanticising Dora for added dramatic effect evokes this courage brilliantly through Dora Dora doesn t perform a single showy courageous act and yet one is moved by her steadfast mental courage throughout the course of the novel Basically though sometimes lacking in exciting artistry Funder gets all the basics right in this novel it s pacey it s exciting it s moving and it s also a novel written with lots of heart

  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • All That I Am
  • Anna Funder
  • English
  • 09 November 2020
  • 9780062077561