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By Anna Gmeyner Kate Phillips | Comments: ( 316 ) | Date: ( Mar 28, 2020 )

Written in London by a young Austrian playwright in exile, Manja opens, radically, with five conception scenes one night in 1920 Set in the turbulent Germany of the Weimar Republic, it goes on, equally dramatically, to describe the lives of the children and their families until 1933 when the Nazis came to power What is so unusual, wrote the playwright Berthold ViertelWritten in London by a young Austrian playwright in exile, Manja opens, radically, with five conception scenes one night in 1920 Set in the turbulent Germany of the Weimar Republic, it goes on, equally dramatically, to describe the lives of the children and their families until 1933 when the Nazis came to power What is so unusual, wrote the playwright Berthold Viertel in 1938, is the way the novel contrasts the children s community in all its idealism, romanticism, decency and enchantment with the madhouse community of the adults.


  • Title: Manja
  • Author: Anna Gmeyner Kate Phillips
  • ISBN: 9781903155295
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Anna Gmeyner Kate Phillips

Anna Wilhelmine Gmeyner was an exiled German and Austrian author, playwright and scriptwriter, who is now best known for her novel Manja 1939 She also wrote under the names Anna Reiner, and Anna Morduch Her daughter was the children s writer Eva Ibbotson.



Comments Manja

  • Jane

    The story could be set in any times and in many places.Five children are conceived on the same night, born within days of each other at the same hospital. Their backgrounds are very different, but there are links between their families and they form friendships. It is only with the passage of time that they realise what their parents have always known; that the world will look at them and treat them differently.This particular story resonates, speaks so profoundly; and that comes from its settin [...]


  • Ingrid

    De eerste ruwweg honderd bladzijden waren schitterend om te lezen, ontzettend van genoten. Daarna sloop er langzaam maar zeker iets onprettigs in het verhaal. Het werd dramatisch en wat theatraal. Wel passend bij de tijd waarin het is geschreven, maar voor mij als hedendaagse lezer niet prettig om te lezen. Ik doel hierbij niet op de verschrikkelijke gebeurtenissen van die tijd. Het leek net of de schrijfster een beetje doorsloeg, alsof ze zeker van haar succes kon opschrijven wat ze wilde. Een [...]


  • Emily

    In a coinage which has achieved fame in the annals of internet film criticism, Onion AV columnist Nathan Rabin discussed "a character type I like to call The Manic Pixie Dream Girl": "that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures." Well, not solely in the minds of film writer-directors. We bookish folk must admit that Manic Pixie D [...]


  • Lotti

    Indringend en indrukwekkend mooi geschreven roman.


  • Booklunatic

    " 'Weißt du wie alles ist? [] Es kommt in vielen Märchen vor, man kommt zurück, denkt, man hat eine Nacht geschlafen, und es waren hundert Jahre. Dieselbe Stadt, dieselben Straßen, aber man ist fremd, man gehört nicht dazu. Wo sind alle Menschen wie wir?' "5 SterneWas für ein großartiges Buch! Es spielt in Berlin 1920 - 1934 und selten hat mir ein Roman so ein eindrückliches Bild der Zeit, der Gesellschaft, der Menschen in den Jahren vor dem 2. Weltkrieg vermitteln können. Eine Geschich [...]


  • Jan Koster

    Heel mooi boek, zie recensie jkleest/2015/08/30/manja-an


  • Juliana

    4,5 stars. My review: theblankgarden.wordpress/


  • Susann

    The book begins on the night of May 25, 1920 and shows five very different conception scenes that lead to five very different children growing up in the Weimar Republic. The last part of the book is set in 1933, with the beginning of the Third Reich. To some extent, the children and their parents are all character types, but Gmeyner adds depth and compassion to her portrayals, ensuring that the book is in no danger of becoming a tract. For me, the importance of Manja lies in the fact that it was [...]


  • Peter Vanhoutte

    A very impressive book about the time before WWII and the atmosphere in Nazi Germany at that time. One of the best books I ever read. I cited from it during the negotiations in Macedonia, just to explain politicians how dangerous the developments in their own country are and why this was problematic. Anna Gmeyner (Jewish refugee before WWII) describes extremely well the climate of fear and how the whole society is coming more and more into the grip of fascism. A must!


  • yexxo

    Ich muss gestehen, ich hatte leichte Zweifel als ich mit diesem umfangreichen Hörbuch begann. 873 Minuten - und das zu einem solch ernsten Thema. Ist das auszuhalten? Nein, zumindest nicht immer. Doch dies hängt nicht mit der Länge der Lesung oder des Inhalts an sich zusammen, sondern mit der unbeschreiblich eindringlichen Sprache Anna Gmeyners, die kongenial von Iris Berben umgesetzt wurde. Immer wieder musste ich innehalten, um das Gehörte erst einmal zu verdauen.Fünf Kinderschicksale in [...]


  • Rosemary

    Manja is the story of five children born in 1920, a girl (Manja) and four boys, and their families. It begins (shockingly for the time, I imagine) with five very different conception experiences, and follows the children as they become friends and grow up in Germany in the 1930s, ending with them aged 14 or 15 and the Nazis firmly in power. Manja is from a Polish Jewish immigrant family and very poor; Harry is a quarter Jewish, and rich; Karl’s father is a communist; Heini’s father is a libe [...]


  • Sibyl

    I found the book moving and frustrating in equal measure.The novel is set in an unnamed city. In the main body of the narrative there are no dates, no specific references to actual historical events. This gives the account of the rise of National Socialism in Germany during the 1920s and early 1930s an almost dreamlike quality. A story many of us think we know, becomes new - and newly disturbing.This isn't a narrative about Good and Evil. Thosee characters who are essentially virtuous find it al [...]


  • Hilde Daman

    Very well written. Bur clearly a book of the period. You are thrown into the life of the different characters. Which makes the nook very dramatic. As an outsider, living 80 years after the events, you presume what is going to happen. There is no way out. The inevitable must happen.


  • Jennifer

    4 3/4, but 5 is close enough.


  • Ali

    Anna Gmeyner the author of Manja began writing her novel in 1938 while living among a community of European exiles in Belsize Park in London. She had come as a refugee to London in 1935. According to Eva Ibbotson, Anna Gmeyner’s daughter, in her preface to the 2003 Persephone edition Manja was inspired by a one paragraph newspaper report about the fate of a twelve year old girl in a German town.The novel with its somewhat controversial beginning was well received at the time it first appeared [...]


  • Gijs

    Na een redelijke stilte (als gevolg van het lezen van artikelen, losse verhalen en reeds gelezen boeken voor het schrijven van essays) eindelijk weer een echt nieuw boek gelezen. N.a.v. de lezing van Christoph Buchwald, ik meen de grote man achter Uitgeverij Cossee, over het uitgeven van vertaalde Duitse literatuur, werd mijn interesse gewekt voor Anna Gmeyner's Manja. Daarom heb ik dit boek gelezen, natuurlijk wel in het Duits. En het was zeker de moeite waard.Gmeyner is eigenlijk volledig onbe [...]


  • Laurence

    Wat dit boek zo krachtig maakt, is de thematiek. Het verhaal vertelt hoe 5 kinderen van verschillende achtergrond opgroeien in Duitsland van 1920 tot ergens in de jaren 30. De opkomst van het nazisme en de haat tegenover Joden en communisten die steeds algemener wordt is prachtig beschreven. Het is benauwend en beangstigend om als buitenstaander (in periode van vrede) te zien hoe het merendeel van het volk meegesleurd wordt in deze ideologie. Dit boek werd eind jaren '30 geschreven door een Jood [...]


  • Isabella

    5 Kinder, gezeugt im Frühjahr 1920, werden Freunde, trotz der sehr unterschiedlichen Elternhäuser aus der sie stammen. 1933 wird es fast unmöglich, diese Freundschaft aufrecht zu erhalten.Geschrieben im Exil, vielleicht ein klitzekleins bisschen zuviel Stereotypisierung, vor allem der Eltern, insbesondere der Väter Meißner (bösartiger arbeitsloser Kleinbürger der mit den Nazis groß rauskommt) und Hartung (neureicher Jude). Trotzdem eine sehr gelungene Darstellung der wachsenden Beklemmun [...]


  • Malaferla

    It was difficulty to settle upon a rating - five for the story, but three for the way the writer told it. Too often the reader is left struggling to fill in the missing details of a scene - often critical details. The sketchiness of the descriptive passages captured the emotionally charged subject, but failed to keep the reader in the loop. Many times I had to reread passages, or refer to the timeline set forth at the end of the introduction. (Now I know why the editors included the timeline and [...]


  • Martine Letterie

    Dit boek van de uit Duitsland gevluchte Anna Gmeyner kwam voor het eerst uit in 1938 bij uitgeverij Querido in Amsterdam. Het is een aangrijpend, goed geschreven verhaal. 'Ein Roman um fünf Kinder' is de ondertitel, en die zegt ook precies wat dit boek is. Het verhaal gaat niet alleen over de vijf opgroeiende kinderen, maar ook over de om hen heen veranderde Duitse samenleving in de jaren dertig.


  • Gijs Zandbergen

    Wat een mooi boek, waarin de opkomst van het fascisme in Duitsland wordt beschreven aan de hand van gewone levens. Het is geen vrolijk boek, maar toch heeft het ver weg iets warms en troostends, omdat het over het leven van alle jaren gaat, over iets eeuwigs. Het verscheen in 1938, toen het allerergste nog moest beginnen. Over vijf kinderen, maar ook over hun ouders.


  • CLM

    I have been meaning to read this book since I learned that Anna Gmeyner was Eva Ibbotson's mother, and Eva loosely based her novel, The Morning Gift, on her mother's stories.


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