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It made me want to read this and put all tiny puzzles together. The hundreds packed into a freight car. I’ll not be giving this book a star-rating, because it’s impossible to rate. As between literature and life, then, he chose “a long cure of voyaye, of voluntary amnesia, in order to survive.

Of course it is a difficult read, of course at times it rips your heart out.

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Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: But I must have counted wrong, or else some of the days must have turned into nights. His narrators explore how events live on in memory and means of communicating the events of the concentration camp to readers who cannot fathom that experience. His mother was Susana Maura Gamazo, the youngest daughter of Antonio Maurawho served several times as prime minister of Spain.

At the time he was twenty years old and captured as a member of the French resistance organization. A Euro-communist avant de la lettre, he fell afoul of Stalinism and the party and chose to emphasize himself as a writer. Suggestions wilt, cower and abandon. The not one making it to the gates of the camp. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. And that is what I got from The Long Voyage, a sense that here is an author who felt it important not to shy away from reality. Prize for foreign literature: Gallimard Education December 1, Language: In How it Is, for example, the narrator is lying in the mud murmuring to himself, and attempting to crawl along the ground.


I was enraged by the fact that there was no one to save the hero and the victims of that war. Now that I had a purpose, I could read, and eventually, I felt myself being drawn in.

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May 03, Laurel rated it really liked it. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. He was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. This book made me stronger in faith. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Get to Know Us. This book filled me with pain, wild fear, and even rage. The voyage itself, a train journey, is the framework around which this astonishing narrative is constructed, as the author moves back through memory to times past and times future, always returning to a times present, a cattle truck packed full of men, a present which itself is only a memory.

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Lina rated it it was amazing Oct 13, He is constrained, and haunted by voices. The Long Voyageby Jorge Semprun can be read as an autobiographical narrative,of primarily psychological interest, but with historical, philosophical dimensions that make it particularly interesting text.


One has to bypass Adorno. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The communist uprising in Buchenwald at the end of the war is barely touched upon, and Semprun notes with some distaste that after the liberation, some of his comrades are already striking heroic attitudes and “sprouting the souls of veterans.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. It’s an impressive book that I certainly respect, but I cannot really like it. He asks her if she could see the flames in the evening, a rhetorical question, because there is no doubt that she could.

All these entwined “flashbacks” will always follow him until the end.

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Aunque nos lo hayan contado una y otra vez, es terrible pensar que lo que cuenta lo ha vivido. Yes, anything is possible. Semprun was I bought this book at the bookstore at Ssemprun. Given a minute head start. Semprun used to recite this to himself as an insurance against conceit. The whole story itself is a long-long voyage, full of pain, despair, and devastating memories.

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Paperbackpages. Somehow, it fits the novel and moves the plot forward.

The author is doomed to bear this dramatic, long voyage monologue in his head. He writes to preserve the memory of what fascism and the resistance to fascism really meant: