- By Robert Seethaler

Der Trafikant

  • Title: Der Trafikant
  • Author: Robert Seethaler
  • ISBN: 9783036956459
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Der Trafikant Seventeen year old Franz Huchel leaves his village and journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop There he meets Sigmund Freud one of the regular customers Over time an unlikely friendship d

    Seventeen year old Franz Huchel leaves his village and journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop There he meets Sigmund Freud, one of the regular customers Over time, an unlikely friendship develops between the two very different men When Franz falls desperately in love with the vaudeville dancer Anezka, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst, who admiSeventeen year old Franz Huchel leaves his village and journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop There he meets Sigmund Freud, one of the regular customers Over time, an unlikely friendship develops between the two very different men When Franz falls desperately in love with the vaudeville dancer Anezka, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst, who admits that the female sex is as big a mystery to him as it is to Franz.As the political and social conditions dramatically worsen with the annexation of Austria by Hitler s Germany and the Nazis arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and Anezka are swept into the maelstrom of events And each has to make a big decision to stay or to flee

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    1. 4.5. To take a terrible and horrifying time in history, the Nazi invasion of Austria, and be able to render a story infused with tenderness and beauty, takes a great deal of talent. A young man, Franz, sent from the Lake District by his mother, to help an old friend of hers, a Tobacconist by trade, has a gradual awakening and loss of innocence with the things he sees happening. Yet, he refuses to let this define him, and is determined to live his life the best he can. He meets Sigmund Freud, ask [...]

    2. !! NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK !!”One Sunday, in the late summer of 1937, an unusually violent thunderstorm swept over the mountains of the Salzkammergut. Until then, Franz Huschel’s life had trickled along fairly uneventfully, but this thunderstorm was to give it a sudden turn that had far-reaching consequences. As soon as he heard the first distant rumble of thunder, Franz ran inside the little fisherman’s cottage where he lived with his mother n the village of Nussdorf am Attersee and cr [...]

    3. I’m very glad that I tried again with Seethaler (I couldn’t grasp the appeal of A Whole Life), because The Tobacconist is one of the few best novels I’ve read this year, and very much a book for our times despite being set in 1937–8.Seventeen-year-old Franz Huchel’s life changes for good when his mother sends him away from his quiet lakeside village to work for her old friend Otto Trsnyek, a Vienna tobacconist. “In [Franz’s] mind’s eye the future appeared like the line of a far d [...]

    4. Salzkammergut, AustriaWhen a deliberately - nay, a joyously - unlikely narrative device event obliges the seventeen year old mama's boy Franz to leave the backward idyll of Salzkammergut - Austria's lake region - for Vienna, the painfully innocent and ignorant country bumpkin has no idea what's in store for him. The date of this forced removal is significant: 1937. The 1938 Anschluss of Austria into the Greater German Reich is in the offing, and Vienna is a seething stew of Nazis (who already ha [...]

    5. Rober Seethaler'in ilk önce Bütün Bir Ömür isimli kitabını okumak istedim ama siparişim gecikince Tütüncü Çırağı kitabını film şeridi gibi okumaya başladım. Kitap bitmesin diye sindire sindire okumaya çalıştım. Konusuyla, diliyle, çevirisiyle, başlangıcından bitimine kadar kusur bulamadım.1937 yılının son günlerinde annesinin talimatıyla eski bir tanıdığı ve tütün satıcısı olan Otto Trsnjek'in yanına gönderilen Franz'ın hikayesi. Tütün satıcılı [...]

    6. seethaler'den daha önce bütün bir ömür'ü okuyup her zamanki gibi kuzey avrupalıların çocukluğu ne güzel anlattıklarını yazmıştım. tütüncü çırağı'nı daha çok sevdim. kitap başlarda taşralı franz'la, ustası otto'yla olan güzel ilişkisiyle, komşulardan bizim ünlü freud'u sorularıyla bezdirmesi ve ilk aşkıyla çok tatlı bir fonda ilerlerken, yıl 1938, yer avusturya olunca, bu mutluluk uzun sürmüyor. 130'lu sayfalardan itibaren yumruk üstüne yumruk yiyor, b [...]

    7. Come away with meTo the AtterseeTo Vienna in 1938: the NSDAP force Jews to scrub the pavements clean of political slogans. The ones they don't approve of, presumably.Come away with me, young Franz says to Anezka. Too late. Anezka has chosen to guarantee her survival, and Franz is not the one to protect her. Sigmund Freud has chosen to guarantee his survival and escapes to London. Franz is left adrift in Vienna like a rudderless boat on a vast lake. But 1938 is not a time that allows drift. You h [...]

    8. Butik yayınevi Jaguar’dan güzel bir roman daha. Roman iki temel hikaye üzerine inşa edilmiş, siz hangisini öne çıkarırsanız ona göre diğeri geri planda kalıyor. Sanırım yazarın başarısı da burada, okuyucuyu anlamlandırmada özgür bırakıyor. İlk hikaye 17 yaşındaki taşralı bir delikanlının Viyana’da yaşadığı aşk ve aşka dair duygulara yer veriyor. İkincisi ise Viyana’nın nazilerin işgaline uğraması ve Avusturya halkının yaşadıkları veya tavırla [...]

    9. Başıma bir iş gelmeyecekse belirtmek isterim kiBütün Bir Ömür'den daha iyi buldum bu kitabı. Anlatım daha canlı, daha gerçekçi geldi bana. Jaguar'ı artık ne kadar övsem az gelecek herhalde. Basılacak kitabın tercihinden baskı kalitesine, çevirisine kadar herşeyiyle harika. Sanırım çok şanslıyızNot.: Kapaktaki kısa puro Franz; uzun puro da Otto olarak düşünülerek yapılmış olabilir mi?

    10. Salzkammergut, 1937. Der 17-jährige Franz wird von seiner Mutter aus dem Idyll am See nach Wien geschickt, wo er bei einem alten Bekannten, der Inhaber einer Trafik (Tabak- und Zeitungsladen) ist, in die Lehre gehen soll. Der unbedarfte Junge kommt zum ersten Mal bewusst in Berührung mit Nationalsozialismus, Judenhass und Gewalt, aber auch mit der Liebe. Ein Kunde der Trafik ist der alte Professor Sigmund Freud, mit dem sich Franz schnell anfreundet.Bei diesem schönen (im wahrsten Sinne des W [...]

    11. Almanya'da yaşayan Avusturya kökenli yazar Robert Seethaler'in sondan bir önceki romanı Tütüncü Çırağı. Almancası 2012 yılında basılmış. Son yıllarda dikkat çeken bir yazar Seethaler zira Türkçeye "Bütün Bir Ömür" adıyla çevrilen son romanı, 2016 Man Booker International 2016 finalisti olmuş. Aslında yazar, Bütün Bir Ömür adlı romanıyla dikkatimi çekmişti, o da okuma listemde. Tütüncü Çırağı da @birkutukitapcom 'un Kasım ayı kutusunda gelince ayı b [...]

    12. More of a 2.5After all the glowing reviews here on this was a real let down.I didn’t know what to expect going in to this, but it’s a pretty standard WWII story, set in Austria. It’s fine, that’s about as glowing as I’m going to get in this review. The writing isn’t bad, but I didn’t love it as much as others.And now on to the bad First off, the character development was pretty much non existent. I spent over 200 pages with Franz, the protagonist, and all I could tell you about hi [...]

    13. Das Leben der "einfachen" Menschen zu einem historisch so bedeutsamen Zeitraum wie 1937/38 in Wien/Österreich. "Der Trafikant" erzählt zu Beginn das recht bescheidene, unbedarfte Leben des 17-jährigen Franz, der mit seiner alleinerziehenden Mutter im Salzkammergut wohnt (Nußdorf am Attersee).Als der Financier der Familie verstirbt, schickt die Mutter Franz nach Wien in die "Trafikantenlehre", dort lernt der noch politisch völlig unbesonnene und weltunerfahrene Junge die Großstadt kennen, w [...]

    14. Bazen üzgün olduğunu duymak canımı acıtıyor. Ne söylemem gerektiğini bilmiyorum. Üzüntünün, insanın ömründe geçirdiği saatler kadar çok türü var! Hatta belki de biraz daha fazlası. Bu üzüntünün tam olarak neden kaynaklandığını bilip bilmemenin bir önemi yok. Bu hayatımızın bir parçası. Bana sorarsan, hayvanlar bile üzülüyorlar. Hatta belki de ağaçlar bile. Sadece taşlar üzülmezler. Orada öylece durur ve hiçbir şey yapmazlar. Ama bunu kim ister ki? R [...]

    15. Wonderful. Perfect to read in these times of political upheaval. Franz is a teenage boy trying to find his way in a turbulent world (Austria in 1938) and he finds love and loss but also his creativity in the fragments of his dreams that he attaches to the tobacconist shop window. I loved A Whole Life but think I love this story even more because of Franz and the social issues the story raises. This is my favourite read so far this year, which I'm surprised by as I didn't think anything would bea [...]

    16. “Her şey kesintisiz bir hareket halindeydi; öyle ki, duvar ve sokaklar bile canlı gibiydi; sanki nefes alıp veriyor, şişip iniyordu. İnsan kaldırım taşlarının iniltisini, tuğlaların çatırtısını duyabiliyordu. Safi gürültü: Dur durak bilmeyen bir uğultu vardı havada; birbirinden ayrılan, birbiri içine karışan, birbirinin sesini bastıran, biri diğerinden daha fazla çığlık atan, daha çok böğüren insanların ses, ton ve ritim karmaşası.”“-İyi misiniz ge [...]

    17. Kinderen hebben mama’s, mannen hebben moeders. Dat beweert de zeventienjarige Franz op bladzijde 175 van ‘De Weense sigarenboer’ van Robert Seethaler. Het is laat in het boek, maar voor mij is het een kantelpunt. Tot dan toe heb ik het boek met interesse gelezen — wat ik bedoel zoals het er staat.Met die ene eenvoudige waarheid haalt de schrijver me ineens dichterbij. De zin raakt me. Toevallig begint Seethaler daar ongeveer aan de finale van het boek. Voor dat punt heb ik altijd doorgel [...]

    18. De 17 jarige Franz had een goed leventje op het Oostenrijkse platteland. Zijn moeder werd financieel onderhouden door een rijk dorpsgenoot en hij hoefde dus geen zware klussen te doen en kwam zijn dagen luierend en denkend door. Wanneer de rijkaard om het leven komt, is Franz gedwongen om bij Otto Trsnyek, een ex-vriend van zijn moeder in diens goedlopende tabakszaak te gaan werken. Hier begint het eigenlijke verhaal want Franz leert in Wenen de liefde kennen en raakt bevriend met Sigmund Freud. [...]

    19. It's 1937. Franz Huchel is 17 years old and living in a village with his mother. As the book opens, there is a terrible thunderstorm, and the man who has been supporting his mother is dead. This sends Franz to Vienna to apprentice as a tobacconist with an old friend of his mother's, Otto Trsnyek. Franz enjoys his job and even becomes close to one of the shop's regular customers, Sigmund Freud. Franz also falls in love with Anezka, a Bohemian girl of questionable morals. The course of love does n [...]

    20. I seem to be in the minority in terms of an opinion on this book. So don't necessarily take my word for it! Overall: not bad, but nothing special. Unlike many other reviewers, I did not think this was an exceptional book in any way. The concept was good and it could have been made into something great, but was let down by rather average writing and poor characterisation. I did not warm to the central character, and felt the portrayal of Freud especially weak. (If you are going to use real charac [...]

    21. A moving tale about a wide-eyed 17-year-old country lad with a great ass (you really need to read this book now, don't you?) who finds himself plunked down in Venice in the darkening months and weeks before Hitler overruns the country. It's not the masterpiece that A Whole Life is, and I myself could have done without Freud being a character, but no matter: I absolutely loved this novel.

    22. Land trifft auf Stadt. Tölpel trifft auf Denker. Burschi trifft auf Mann. Rot trifft auf Braun. Franz Huchel hat sich keine einfache Zeit ausgesucht um erwachsen zu werden. Wo Gegensätze aufeinander treffen und Umwälzungen von noch nie dagewesenem Ausmass die Weltpolitik erschüttern, schafft es Robert Seethaler eine Geschichte zu erzählen, die leise berührt und gleichzeitig die schonungslose Bosheit von Krieg und Faschismus offenbart.„Es war überwältigend. Die Stadt brodelte wie der Ge [...]

    23. What can I say? I loved this. I had high expectations and they were met. There is something about Seethaler's way of telling a story that just works for me. I was completely hooked and couldn't stop reading until the end.

    24. Just perfect. Beautiful, visceral, radiant, melancholy. Everything I long for in a book. Novellas can be tricky to do a story justice, Seethaler has definitely mastered the form.

    25. Novel set in pre-WW2 VIENNAMy eye was drawn to this book when I saw a lovely display in my local Waterstone’s bookshop, Fiction Book of the Month, April 2017.It is a gentle story set at not so gentle times. Franz Huchel is a 17 year old young man, who leaves all he has known in the Salzkammergut, to work in the big city, Vienna. There, his mother has arranged an apprenticeship with an old friend Otto Trsynek who runs a tobacconist shop on the Währingerstrasse (that’s the 9th District in the [...]

    26. Hoewel ik het boek graag heb gelezen, vond ik Seethalers “Een heel leven” beter. Daarom drie sterren. Seethaler schetst op een originele manier het leven in Wenen vlak voor WOII - een pikzwarte periode. De 17-jarige Franz wordt door zijn moeder naar haar oude vriend Otto in Wenen gestuurd om te helpen in zijn sigarenwinkel. Franz leert er de joodse dokter Freud kennen. Als die hem de raad geeft een lief te zoeken, gaan de poppen aan het dansen. Franz wordt al bij de eerste zoektocht op slag [...]

    27. Eine schnelle Lektüre, die mir gut gefallen hat. Ein angenehmer Schreibstil und einige treffende Sätze, die mir wohl noch länger im Gedächtnis bleiben werden.

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