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THE characters in ”Flights of Love,” Bernhard Schlink’s first collection of stories, are not the kind of men you expect to be defined by love, much. A mesmeric collection of stories about love. In his characteristically unsentimental , elegant and spare prose, Schlink unveils characters and relationships. Flights of Love Bernhard Schlink, trans John E Woods pp, Weidenfeld, £ Beneath Black Stars: Contemporary Austrian Fiction.

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History’s nightmare

However, when he gets back, not only does Sarah not notice, but she doesn’t even understand the significance once he tells her. Can we still live with someone when we know them all too well, know even the worst that they are capable of? In the end, I gave this a 4. Another passion forms where the weak passion has broken: I borrowed this book from my friend’s fiance.

Write a customer review. They thrived on the curiosity about what made the other different, what they had that we did not have… So many such stories! You are commenting using your WordPress. Schlink, in his unassuming, matter-of-fact way, weaves a collection of stories that schlikn such a non-obvious tenderness as to first surprise and then endear his reader.

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Flights of Love: Stories by Bernhard Schlink

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Flights of Love by Bernhard Schlink

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In the “re-write” of history weren’t all the French in “the Resistance”? It confused me until the end…. Some stories explore cultural identity in love relationships. It shouldn’t’ve taken me almost 3 weeks to read a page book when if I really like a story I can re I really liked Schlink’s dry writing style in The Reader, where you had a whole book to learn about the characters and like them.

I felt like this short story was giving Lisa excuses for being a cheating wench. Please try again later.

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Bernhard Schlink: Liebesfluchten (Flights of Love)

The stories are tightly constructed and the writing crisply realistic. Already an enormous success in flghts author’s native Germany, Flights of Love is certain to be celebrated, discussed, read and re-read.

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I would recommend this to those looking for a quick read about love. I won’t spoil any berrnhard elements, so I’ll just mention that I find the final scene of “The Son” to be brilliant and moving, “Sugar Peas” completely unexpected, and “The Circumcision” a very compelling two-sided portrait. One cannot control love. If at times his writing seems lf or cold, I wonder how much of that is due to the fact that we are reading translations.

An acrobatic philanderer one wife and two mistresses, all apparently quite happy begins to crack under the weight of his abundance. I wasn’t particularly impressed with the first three stories, though they are interesting, but I very much appreciated the last four. And not just history history, but the characters’ individual histories, everything they might have experienced up until these snapshots are revealed.