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by Wolfgang Borchert,David Porter

eBook The Man Outside: Play  stories download ISBN: 0811200116
Author: Wolfgang Borchert,David Porter
Publisher: New Directions; Revised edition (January 17, 1971)
Language: English
Pages: 288
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Dramas and Plays

The Man Outside, the title play was his most famous work and the most haunting. The remaining stories are brilliant vignettes of army life and post-army life.

The Man Outside, the title play was his most famous work and the most haunting. Becker, like Bochert, is a man coming home to Germany. He attempts suicide at the beginning of the play by throwing himself into the River Elbe. The men, women and children who dwell in these stories are the Germans trying to rebuild their lives, leaving the dead behind, finding enough to eat, surviving in the wasteland left to them by Hitler and the Allied Bombings that devastated the majority of German cities. Most of us have some idea of pre-WWII Germany, photographic images of rallies and army marches.

Wolfgang Borchert’s style was not limited to his poems, but . This play was first translated to English in 1952 by David Porter whose translation reduced.

Wolfgang Borchert’s style was not limited to his poems, but rather it was his short stories that made his style more vivid. The experience he had been through during war was a key factor in the way he expressed himself; his work reflects the trauma he went through. The most famous work of Wolfgang Borchert was The Man Outside, a play that was first performed in 1947 only one day after his death. The Man Outside has the same tone as the Kitchen Clock so that it describes the return of a man who was in war prisons to his home. This play was first translated to English in 1952 by David Porter whose translation reduced the quality of this artistic piece.

The Man Outside book. This book is a collection of stories and a play which constitute a substantial part of his literary output in such a short life. Wolfgang Borchert made me feel that way from beginning to end of this short, yet seemingly interminably long, anthology of a play and short stories. It was as if I were privy-which seems like the wrong word, as does forced-to witness a long, desperate, inconsolable primal scream.

Wolfgang Borchert died in 1947-the twenty-six-year-old victim of a malaria-like fever contracted during World War II. This was just one day after the premier of his play, The Man Outside, which caused an immediate furor throughout his native Germany with its youthful, indeed. This was just one day after the premier of his play, The Man Outside, which caused an immediate furor throughout his native Germany with its youthful, indeed revolutionary, vision against war and the dehumanizing effects of the police state. In a very real sense, Borchert was both the moral and physical victim of the Third Reich and the Nazi war machine.

This collection of Borchert's most important prose, translated by A. D. Porter with an Introduction by Stephen Spender, includes the complete text of the title play, as well as 39 stories and assorted pieces that comprise much of the author's output during the two short, fever-ridden years in which he wrote, complemented by Kay Boyle's appreciative Foreword.

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Feathers by Max Porter, The Hours by Michael Cunningham, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, Song For Night by Chris Abani, See Under: Love by David Grossman, Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino, The Man Outside by Wolfgang Borchert, Alphabetical Africa by Walter Abish, This Is Not A Novel by David Markson, Atlassed by Jane Unrue, The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker, On Love by Alain

This collection of Borchert’s most important prose, translated by A. D. Porter with an Introduction by Stephen Spender, includes the complete text of the title play, as well as 39 stories and assorted pieces that comprise much of the author’s output during the two short, fever-ridden years in which he wrote, complemented by Kay Boyle’s appreciative Foreword.

Wolfgang Borchert died in 1947––the twenty-six-year-old victim of a malaria-like fever contracted during World War II. This was just one day after the premier of his play, The Man Outside, which caused an immediate furor throughout his native Germany with its youthful, indeed revolutionary, vision against war and the dehumanizing effects of the police state. In a very real sense, Borchert was both the moral and physical victim of the Third Reich and the Nazi war machine. As a Wehrmacht conscript, he twice served on the Russian front, where he was wounded, and twice was imprisoned for his outspokenness. His voice speaks plainly and powerfully from out of the war’s carnage all the more poignantly for its being cut short at so young an age.
Comments: (7)
Giamah
I was introduced to Borchert by my German teacher. These translations are wonderful, from what I've read so far. Delivery was speedy and the packaging is good. My only complaint is that there was some black goop on the book when the package was opened. This, however, was easily cleaned off with a paper towel. I would definitely recommend this to friends.
Celen
Most of Wolfgang Borchert's writings came out of his World War II experiences in Nazi Germany. He can say more with greater force and impact and with fewer words than any author I've ever read. His short stories (mostt only a few pages long) should be required reading for all living people on this earth; no doubt this would lead to fewer killed in war. Unfortunately, Borchert died at a very young age. We are fortunate to be able to learn from him through his literary output which remains a great testament against war.
Manona
Not everyone supported the Nazi regime. Borchert was one of them. From an early age he wanted to write plays and stories. While serving in the army, he was constantly getting into trouble with his anti-war, anti-Nazi sentiments. He tried to wound himself to get out of the Wehrmacht. This didn't work. He returned home after the war to die two years later. The Man Outside, the title play was his most famous work and the most haunting.

Becker, like Bochert, is a man coming home to Germany. He attempts suicide at the beginning of the play by throwing himself into the River Elbe. The Elbe rejects him. He must live and experience life. Becker is wounded in spirit, he goes from scene to scene in search of himself, his homeland. The piece is reminiscent of the Stations of the Cross plays of the Medieval era. The world he finds is trying to move on without emotionally coming to grips with the devestation of the Nazi regime.

The remaining stories are brilliant vignettes of army life and post-army life. The men, women and children who dwell in these stories are the Germans trying to rebuild their lives, leaving the dead behind, finding enough to eat, surviving in the wasteland left to them by Hitler and the Allied Bombings that devastated the majority of German cities.

Most of us have some idea of pre-WWII Germany, photographic images of rallies and army marches. Bochert's world is the dark awakening from the Aryan Nightmare. Like Boll, Bochert despised the Nazi world. If you read Boll, pick up The Man Outside.
Faebei
This is grim stuff. But that's what war is. As a German soldier, Borchert was expected to toe the line. But he really couldn't bring himself to do so. They locked him up in solitary as punishment. They shipped him off to the Russian Front as cannon fodder. He returned to find a destroyed homeland. He lived long enough to tell the tales. And what tales. In the title play, the vivid nightmares of his character Beckmann after returning from the war are unforgettable, as is his utter grief and feelings of guilt. An amazing testament of the horrors of war. If you are at all a student of WWII (and you should be), this should not be missed.
Simple
Borchert did not write for us. He spoke for the dead, the victims of a war they did not begin and neither wanted to win nor lose but to simply stop immediately. His love was for the victims, his hatred for those who lived on as if nothing ever happened. His work is the cry of a devastated generation returning to devastated cities inhabited by devastated people.
After the war Borchert had only two years before he died and those he spent every minute writing, knowing that the end was near. Some of his earlier poems show clearly how much he loved and valued life. Everything he ever wanted was to live in peace. Even after he everything but physically lost his life in World War II he somehow found the strength to carry on, to fight against his fate. "Whatever comes tomorrow, and be it sorrow: I say YES."
Not only Borchert finally lost. He wrote the legacy of his generation. It is up to us if their death will be remembered. Ignoring their cry will ensure that new generations will share their fate. In my opinion everything Borchert wrote boils down to: Never forget what it did to us and never ever let it happen again.
Do I like Borchert's style? Do I adore his poems? Do I admire his technique? Rest assured: with Borchert it doesn't matter.
Not-the-Same
Should be read by any student of German History. This play is raw and and honest in its portrayal of the waste of war, even for those whom survive. I have a degree in German Studies and this is amongst some of the best German Lit that I've read. It's not happy stuff as the other reviewers have well stated, and I don't have anything to add to their comments.
Fhois
This play by Wolfgang Borchert is simply extraordinary. It is about those who returned from the war and found their country, and lives destroyed, and themselves haunted by their terrible experiences. This short play should be a must read for everybody.