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Fatto carriera nelle SS in Germania Pure essendo un nazionalsocialista convinto il giovane e brillante giurista era entrato per caso nel corpo punta di diamante del Reich hitleriano fermato dalla polizia dopo un incontro omosessuale aveva accettato di arruolarsi per evitare la denuncia Nel 1941 Max è sul fronte orientale dove dà il suo contributo al genocidio di ebrei zingari e comunisti Trasferito nel Caucaso e poi nella Stalingrado accerchiata dall'Armata rossa sopravvive miracolosamente a. It Begins and Ends in Bad PoliticsIt is possible for human beings to justify all behaviour no matter how irrational and cruel Because this is so some philosophers justify their view that moral norms must lie outside of human control that there must be a God who knows what good behaviour is This justification is also irrational and freuently just as cruel As for example when the philosophers and theologians of Nazism preached radical anti Semitism based on universal genetic imperatives of tribal competition Inhumanity therefore is what human beings are good at As one of Littell s characters has it there is no such thing as inhumanity There is only humanity and humanity This from a man whose job it was to kill wounded German soldiers who were of no further usefulnessNevertheless irrationality and cruelty have to be arrived at incrementally One s political and legal culture cannot be radically altered too suddenly lest irrationality and cruelty become obvious and rejected as such It takes time to create new not to say contradictory social attitudes War is a tried and true method for cultural change War is preceded by exclusionary politics to prepare the collective psyche War then has its own inevitable agenda of escalating brutality The aftermath of war reuires its own victims These are supplied by another sort of exclusionary politics The definition of justice a reliable barometer of social norms invariably changes to accommodate the times Littell has Adolph Eichmann summarise the situation politics change peopleThe Kindly Ones is a fictional exploration of the process of radical cultural and political change in Germany from the 1930 s to the 1950 s The protagonist and narrator Max Aue is a gay SS officer This irony is compounded by the fact that he is a lawyer and classically educated into a culture of civility and reflective empathy He writes like a German Vassily Grossman not to defend but to merely describe his actions and motivations Slipping slowly from unconcern to acceptance to assimilation to diseased monster Max isn t German or inherently psychotic or evil he is Everyman It is as Everyman that Max plays a role in the Final Solution for the Judaism of Eastern Europe in fomenting retribution of Jews by Poles and Ukrainians in the Einzatsgruppen whose job it was to murder all Jews found in Russian territory conuered by the Wehrmacht and in the preparation and supply of victims for the death camps The scenes depicted are well rehearsed in many other books on the Holicaust Littell s take is innovative only because it is created from the point of view of the murderers capturing their experiences and mental states as the war is prepared for progresses and ends What they see is the terror of their own lives in the dystopia they have created Meditating briefly on Auschwitz Max muses Wasn t the camp itself with all the rigidity of its organization its absurd violence its meticulous hierarchy just a metaphor a reductio ad absurdum of everyday life The camps are the source of a new German culture a breeding ground for mental illnesses and sadistic deviationsMax knows he is participating in a war like none before when the State is democratized then all of a sudden war becomes total and terrible Only modern democracy is capable of the atrocities of war on a scale which would not have been tolerated in any other form of government The democratic state has powers of coercion over its own citizens that could never be claimed by any monarchDemocracy also possesses the cultural force necessary to turn evil into good through purely social sanctions The murderer of wounded soldiers for example killed people or had them killed so he s Evil but within himself he was a good man to those close to him indifferent to all others and what s one who respected the law What do we ask of the individual in our civilized democratic citiesJudging by the evidence of the 20th century democracy uses its powers freuently and with less cause than any other form of government Democracy inhibits conscience and promotes evil just as effectively as the alternatives In fact by legitimatising greed for reputation and ambition for power democracy provides a welcoming framework for their development This is one of the principle messages of the book A message as relevant in the age of Trump and Putin as it was in the age of Hitler and Stalin There may be no Cosmic Organizer but there should be at least a few resistors who can stand against the flow of insanity that pops up from time to time in democracies As Max knows The past is never over Preživio sam Vukovar i Ovčaru omosessuale aveva accettato di arruolarsi per evitare la denuncia Nel 1941 Max è sul fronte Ache for You orientale dove dà il suo contributo al genocidio di ebrei zingari e comunisti Trasferito nel Caucaso e poi nella Stalingrado accerchiata dall'Armata rossa sopravvive miracolosamente a. 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Les Bienveillantes

Una grave ferita Dopo il rientro in Germania lavora a stretto contatto con tutta la gerarchia nazionalsocialista La guerra è ormai persa tuttavia e la Wehrmacht arretra su tutti i fronti Al crepuscolo del nazismo viene in aiuto a Max il suo bilinguismo assumendo l'identità di un francese deportato in Germania riesce a fuggireTrascinato dalla corrente della Storia e inseguito da fantasmi che come le furie benevole dei Greci le Eumenidi cercano vendetta Max Aue è parte di noi la parte più nera. Rating 3 of fiveThe Publisher Says Oh my human brothers let me tell you how it happened So begins the chilling fictional memoir of Dr Maximilien Aue a former Nazi officer who has reinvented himself many years after the war as a middle class family man and factory owner in FranceMax is an intellectual steeped in philosophy literature and classical music He is also a cold blooded assassin and the consummate bureaucrat Through the eyes of this cultivated yet monstrous man we experience in disturbingly precise detail the horrors of the Second World War and the Nazi genocide of the Jews During the period from June 1941 through April 1945 Max is posted to Poland the Ukraine and the Caucasus he is present at the Battle of Stalingrad and at Auschwitz and he lives through the chaos of the final days of the Nazi regime in Berlin Although Max is a totally imagined character his world is peopled by real historical figures such as Eichmann Himmler Goring Speer Heyrich Hoss and Hitler himselfA supreme historical epic and a haunting work of fiction Jonathan Littell s masterpiece is intense hallucinatory and utterly original Published to impressive critical acclaim in France in 2006 it went on to win the Prix Goncourt that country s most prestigious literary award and sparked a broad range of responses and uestions from readers How does fiction deal with the nature of human evil How should a novel encompass the Holocaust At what point do history and fiction come together and where do they separateA provocative and controversial work of literature The Kindly Ones is a morally challenging read it holds up a mirror to humanity and the reader cannot look awayMy Review The Kindly Ones is than a morally challenging read it makes me feel deeply unclean I don t have any idea what I would do in the same circumstances as the author sets his protagonist into but I suspect I would have been this protagonist had the same things happened to me at the same ages Nowwell a 50 year old is a different creature than a 22 year old no matter that us 50ers want to think otherwiseI abandoned this book a library 14 day checkout at p364 Ivan and Max who is our protagonist are scuttling around looking for Croats and I ran aground when Feldgendarmen and ACHTUNG MINIEN occurred in close proximity I just could not endure one moment of German military terminology and I dislike the German language with sincere fervor and then there is the slickly sickly slimy Max with whom I can t bear to spend one eyeblink but good lord people the amount I ve already read would be a novel by itselfAs anyone who s ever read one of my reviews knows I don t do book reports The events of this book aren t in any way a surprise to you if you ve been awake in the past year I can say though that anyone who wants to deny the existence of a Holocaust would do well to read this novel It feels like the events could not possibly be true No one could live through this perpetrator or not and face life as a sane being ever again So far as I am aware the German nation did not have a huge insanity problem after WWII so ipso facto there was no HolocaustLittell s story shows how well he understands the history of the factual Holocaust and his choice of a protagonist shows how well he understands human nature and its strengths It s a deeply disturbing book for that reason alone That a man could imagine this character could write about him in his own voice and with clarity precision and artistry is unsettling to my vision of authors as refiners of reality into truthIf Truth can contain this there is no safe place anywhereAnd there isn t This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License

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Nell'Europa travolta dalla furia nazista l'epopea tragica ed efferata di un ufficiale dell SS Maximilien Aue ci fa rivivere gli orrori della guerra dal punto di vista terribile e ripugnante dei carneficiNato in Alsazia da patre tedesco e madre francese Maximilien Aue dirige sotto falso nome una fabbrica di merletti nel nord della Francia Svolge bene il suo lavoro è un uomo preciso ed efficiente Preciso ed efficiente del resto lo era stato anche negli anni del nazismo uando fra 1937 e 1945 aveva. Please mein Herr shoot the children cleanly Jonathan Littell The Kindly OnesSuch a fiercely compelling novel one of the most evil stories ever told I had to listen to the audio book while taking my walks and let all the evil from the novel run down my legs and out the bottom of my feet so much evil thus my initial reluctance to write a review and highly recommend However the writing is excellent and the insights on human nature history and culture numerousThe first person narrator starts his story by telling us nowadays his head begins to rage with the roar of a crematorium that when he is at a bar he pictures someone entering with a shotgun and blasting away that when he is watching a film in a theater he imagines a live grenade under the seats that when he is among dozens of happy families on a pleasant Sunday afternoon attending a festival in the town suare he sees a car filled with explosives blowing up turning the festivities into unending carnage blood and guts everywhere groan screams pitiful cries filling the air and then a long harrowing silence and emptiness for the survivorsSuch are his thoughts since as he also tells us he is a veritable memory machine unceasingly manufacturing memories whenever he has the time to think Thus he discovers when he once took a leave of absence from his responsibilities as manager of a lace factory he can t be left alone too long to thinkSo Little s novel has Maximilien Aue recounting memories in the spaces between his normal round of work and family recounting memories as a man in his mid fifties currently living in 1970s France And what is the focus of his memories Back when he was a young man an Untersturmf hrer that is a Nazi SS Lieutenant living through the bitter cold and mass killings at the Russian Front the slaughter of the concentration camps the murders he committed with both his own pistol or his own hands the perversions of his personal life and violence of his family life all recounted and reported in chilling detail in a narrative voice unflinchingly calculating and as cold and as hard as steel say the steel of an abandoned tank in subzero January As a good number of readers have remarked once finishing this thousand pager not an easy read in many respects a downright harrowing and horrifying read Once read never forgottenRather than the killings slaughter perversions and other violations of humanity in Max s waking life I will synopsize four of the Nazi SS officer s vivid intense dreamsONE Max is on a high cliff watching a procession of gondolas glide down a river he clearly sees his gorgeous identical twin sister sitting cross legged her long flowing black hair falling over her perfectly shaped breasts Sidebar in real life Max is sexual infatuated and romantically in love with Una his identical twin sister Max shouts her name many times She raises her head and their eyes meet At this point Max feels violent stomach cramps undoes his pants and suats down but instead of shit real live bees spiders and scorpions gush out his anus He screams out and then turns his head and sees identical twin young boys staring at him in silenceTWO Max is gliding at different levels high up in the sky looking down almost like a camera than a human looking down at a huge city set out on a uniform grid seeing thousands and thousands of blue eyed men and women and children faceless moving mechanically through birth growth adulthood and death creating a perfect euilibrium which reminds Max of what an ideal concentration camp would be likeTHREE In a dark bedroom Max sees a tall beautiful woman in a long white dress He recognizes the woman is his sister She suffers uncontrollable convulsions and diarrhea black shit oozes through her white dress causing Max to experience great disgust and nauseaFOUR Max exchanges cloths with his sister Una he putting on her dress she putting on his uniform He sits in her chair at her dressing table and then Una carefully makes up his face combing his hair applying lipstick Una then straps on an ebony phallus After an intense session of intertwining like snakes Max rests on the floor and says he is her sister and she is her brother to which Una replies that you are my sister and I am your brotherOf course we could envision what a psychoanalyst either a Freudian or a Jungian or an analyst from any other school would make of Max s dreams Let me simply conclude by saying that anybody wishing to read this novel must be prepared for the many brutal cruel and murderous scenes of Max s waking life reminding me of the hell scenes of the artist Hieronymus Bosch Again one of the most evil tales ever told


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    “Please mein Herr shoot the children cleanly”― Jonathan Littell The Kindly OnesSuch a fiercely compelling novel one of the most

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    I felt like abandoning this just about every day At times it irritated me at others it bored me My stubborn nature finally won out though and I ploughed through all its 975 pages It's always going to be an act of hubris to believe you can explain the Nazis The Kindly Ones purports to offer an insight into the transformation of an ordinary young man into a Nazi monster Early on Max Aue the narrator an SS Obersturmbannfürher makes

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    So what's the most atrocious thing you've seen? Man of courseThe Kindly Ones polarized both readers and critics all over the world They argued on its literary values and scandalous content pornocaust or holokitsch were amongst epithets felt poised between admiration for the gigantic work Littell done and themes he researched and final product and message it delivered The genre itself confounded almost everyone was it a history nov

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    It Begins and Ends in Bad PoliticsIt is possible for human beings to justify all behaviour no matter how irrati

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    I live I do what can be done it's the same for everyone I am a man like other men I am a man like you I tell you I am just like you Jonathan Littell The Kindly Ones This is a hard book to review It is like walking out of a David Lynch

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    The Kindly Ones is an unsentimental journey to the darkest side of the human history Fascism turned the Germany into a factory of death And every factory must have an effective technology So any technology must be perfected and the technology of murder as wellKilling was a terrible thing; the reaction of the officers was a good proof of that even if they didn’t all draw the conseuences of their own reactions; and the man for whom killi

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    Rating 3 of fiveThe Publisher Says Oh my human brothers let me tell you how it happened So begins the chilling fictional memoir of Dr Maximilien Aue a former Nazi officer who has reinvented himself many years after the war as a middle class family man and factory owner in FranceMax is an intellectual steeped in philosophy literature and classical music He is also a cold blooded assassin and the consummate bureaucrat Through the

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    So the war The Second one Or is that the Second One? Do we capitalise all Things Pertaining to the War? I think it’s appropriate to capitalise when referring to the Greatest Atrocity in All of Mankind or if not appropriate respectful And people well people keep writing books about It That War That Pesky War This near 1000 page novel is the

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    The English translation of les Bienveillantes is a travesti All the sardonic irony and the disgust of the author for his protagonist is lost; imagine taking seriously the Blagojevich defence I am being punished for doing the right thing for the people who voted for meIt starts with the double entendres the word 'bienveillant' means 'kind' of

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