"In My Brother's Shadow" Book Review by write123

"In My Brother's Shadow"
A review of the style and content of Uwe Timm's memoir, entitled "In My Brother's Shadow: A Life and Death in the SS."
# 106079 | 1,505 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 24, 2008 in English (Analysis) , Literature (German)

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This paper discusses Uwe Timm's memoir, entitled "In My Brother's Shadow: A Life and Death in the SS," which presents a single man's attempt to understand himself within all of the contexts of his life. It discusses the content of the memoir and the style in which it was written. The paper also looks at the challenges that Timm had to face during the course of his life.

From the Paper:

"Throughout this book, Timm employs a very simple but engaging style. This memoir focuses on a narrow set of events and seeks to explore them throughout the duration of his life - what it ultimately shows is that even in his 60's, Uwe Timm is not absolutely clear as to how he is doing. The style is short on visual, but exceptionally thorough on emotional detail. The result is that the book reads less as a history lesson and more as an in-the-moment exploration of the self as related to the disappointed father and the mythic brother. The result is a work that is highly personal without being self-righteous or self-important. It is an excellently written memoir."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Timm, Uwe, In My Brother's Shadow. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005.

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