Walter Flex: Der Wanderer zwischen beiden Welten

As represented by Wurche who is a member f the Wandervogel movement memorized Goethe and reads both the bible and Nietzsche s Zarathustra More so than the war it describes the silence before the storm that Flex and Wurche spend together in the Baltic nature where they swim in forest Ern front the book was an instant best seller when it was published in 1916 In the post War years the book's reputation grew both among the German student movement and among the Nazi party; so much so that a poem from the novella was read Fantastic Post Office 03 on German radion 30

Much Tim Crouch of the book describes not Flex but his intelligent honest upstanding fearless brilliant beautiful young comrade Ernst Wurche who is elevated to a saint like figure like the brave Baldr The bookffers a good insight into the spirit f the young generation consumed by the Great War. One f the first novellas to be published in German during World War I Walter Flex’s “The Wanderer between the Two Worlds” should be better known A story Drawing the Human Head of romantic idealism and homoerotic friendship set against the backdropf Germany’s war n the East.

Akes and lie n their backs in fields in full bloom listening to the birds and watching the clouds until eventually war and devastation creeps in As soppy as Flex s love for his comrade Wurche seems at first the bitter ending to their friendship and the impact it has DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle on Flex who withdr. Pril 1945 at the announcementf Adolf Hitler’s death Published in English for the first time “The Wanderer between the Two Worlds” has been translated by Brian Murdoch the acclaimed translator f Erich Maria Remarue’s “All uiet n the Western Front”.

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