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ISBN:
0393022641
Author:
Ingeborg Lauterstein
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
W.W. Norton; 1st edition (1986)
Pages:
383 pages
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1484 kb
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Ingeborg Lauterstein knew both the safety and danger she describes in her . Her second historical novel Vienna Girl, originally published by Norton, is the sequel to The Watercastle.

Ingeborg Lauterstein knew both the safety and danger she describes in her novels. From the cozy complexity of her early childhood Vienna, jokes in the wine gardens, grand family gatherings, nostalgia for the good old days of imperial rule under Kaiser Franz Josef, luxuriant feasts, music and dance, to the trauma of the annexation and war, and loneliness and hiding under beds in the dark. Edward Butcher, Newsday.

by. Lauterstein, Ingeborg. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on August 25, 2011.

Reyna is charming, endearing, as well as infuriating, and these qualities mark her progress through adolescence. But too often the novel, like its mistress, lacks dramatic center and tension. Lauterstein wrote The Water Castle.

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VIENNA GIRL By Ingeborg Lauterstein. Many books have been written about World War II and its aftermath, and most dwell on the ''grim and awful,'' according to Ingeborg Lauterstein. 383 pp. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. 'This theme of the Hitler era has been made very banal by a constant dwelling on atrocities,'' Mrs. Lauterstein said in a telephone interview from her home in Rockport, Mass. 'I did the opposite and dwelt on the sweetness of life. This is not to say that she glosses over the devastating aspects of the period.

In the author's splendidly phantasmagorial The Water Tower, the Nazi occupation of Vienna was absorbed, in. .In this sequel, the adolescent, at the war's end in Vienna.

In the author's splendidly phantasmagorial The Water Tower, the Nazi occupation of Vienna was absorbed, in a fairy tale dimension (""glitter and treasure and cruel magic powers""), by a nine-year-old girl. is beleaguered by enigmas of the past trailing clues into the present, and she attempts-afire with her own untried passions-to find her way through mirror mazes of deceit and masquerade, as Nazi-era dragons, witches and princes turn ordinary-and, above all, blameless.

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Ingeborg Lauterstein - the complete book list. Vienna Girl, a story of young hope during a time of despair is a unique family novel, an experience on many different levels, and rich in contrasting flavors as a Viennese feast. Vienna Girl, a story of young hope during a time of despair is a unique family novel, an experience on many different levels, and rich in contrasting flavors as a Viennese feast Watercastle.

  • Brialelis
I read this book because I lived in post-war Vienna myself as an American teenager.
I found this story of post-war Vienna to be a brilliant and fascinating re-creation of these times
It truthfully depicts the paradoxes of The Austrian spirit: its charm and gaiety, yet morbidity and
cynicism,its affectionate expressiveness,yet capacity for cunning and deceit. Yet all these traits are shown to aid their struggle to survive the war, re-examine their allegiance to Fascism, and cope with the occupation of the Americans, Russians, British and French.
What I found difficult about this book was its abrupt ending, its intense focus on the bizarre Meinert family
history with so much emphasis on the dolls and dwarf and palaces and treachery not all quite credible. Also the overload of exposition in the dialogue is often fatiguing as is a story told by a teenager made sometimes too precious and precocious.

character in their struggle to survive
  • Minnai
Two great books about a young girl - to young woman's -
experiences in Vienna during and after WWII. In some ways, this sequel to the war book, The Water Castle, is
darker, sadder. The Water Castle feels more like a fable,
and is rather twinkly even at the century's most hideous moment. The Water Castle, from the grown girl''s per-
spective, delivers the weight of the destruction...the detritus of war, dreary and sad, and yet, at the same time, she
retains the ability to be romantic about life, to remember her questionably-involved parents with love, and to fall in love
herself. Highly recommended storytelling.