Romer studied comparative literature at Copenhagen. (By the way, And where are in Spain this type of degree as common in other countries?). He has worked in advertising and film as writer and actor. He has also written several essays on collective behavior. Set in a Danish people, the novel introduces us to a little known aspect of relations between Central European countries: the marginalization suffered by the Germans after the Second-world-war - News ResultsIgor Talankin: Soviet director known for his Second World War morality films Independent - Oct 26 04:02pmMan suing seniors' home after father's scalding death CTV.ca - Oct 26 02:43pmBook chronicles Canada's Second World War vets CNews - Oct 23 03:56amSecond-world-war - Video ResultsPlay Video'>Second World War. The narrative links the stories of members of a Danish family with German ancestry on the distaff side, keeping as a catalyst, which makes uniform throughout the story, the boy who narrates in first person and in the past.
The novel includes an extended period, from World War II until the early seventies. During the reading you get a funny feeling: a sense that despite the child protagonist narrates in adulthood, we see an innocent childish tone. Without abandoning the melancholy and sadness experienced by the small Knud (the narrator) can taste very clever and funny passages. Highlight two: On one hand the small Knud birthday. Mixture of sadness, shame and tenderness, all hinting a bit of resentment, just a pinch, which is the amount that fits in the memory of a child. On the other hand, the arrival of her grandmother for Christmas.
The readings at the comfort of the fireplace, the peculiar experience of Midnight Mass, the blatant disregard of the neighbors And above all it is always a breath of hope, fears and hopes candid of childhood. The novel ends with a clear statement of hatred and contempt felt by the narrator who made her childhood and adolescence, a life full of fears, insecurities and humiliation. The disgust and hatred, I repeat, he feels for all of them finds its natural climax in the narrative, and no less demoralizing, deterioration of his parents especially his mother, bearer bastion of Germanic origin of the family in an environment adverse social cruelly. As already noted, the novel has a thread conductor: the small Knud. But we could take family histories of individual and consistency would alone.