16 Μαρτίου 2015

Thomas Berharnd, "The Cheap-Eaters" (3th year)

The Cheap-Eaters
                                                                                                           by Nikolai Thomas Berharnd 
5-3-2014
Book 49th
 A suggestion of Christiana Vellou


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Extracts of book reviews
translated for ERT3 Reading Club
by Christina Kelessidou


Violetta Papadopoulou
His phrases occupy 1-2 pages, his writing is spiral, same words or sentences are continuously repeated more often at the beginning and less as it proceeds,creating a sense of musicality (especially if you read the text aloud) or a mental sight of cycles creating a stone, when we throw it into the water. There are not any paragraphs. 


All the above makes reading it difficult,but if we overcome the initial difficulties, we can see growing and described the course of the ridiculousness of human life, with the masks that we wear to endure it.



Through the thoughts of  Koler, the main, lonely and obsessed hero, occurs a social criticism and a constant war from an anarchist’s point of view, with a delirious writing, that leaves nothing out: neither the teachers-professors who undermine-destroy-annihilate the nature of all persons nor the petty bourgeoisie Cheap eaters merchants or craftsmen (Viningker and Goldsmith), nor the self-made employees ( Grill), who are sinking in their eternal routine, eat for years the cheapest food, nor the family, saying that he hated what is relevant to the family or to the origin, nor the integration of the individual in any community.


It reminded me sometimes the destitute heroes of Dostoevsky or thoughts of Salinger, and gives me the impression that through all this human adventure he is searching anxiously the human kindness.