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Loss and the Durability of Everyday Life in Uwe Timm’s In My Brother’s Shadow and Bobbie Ann Mason’s In Country

Loss and the Durability of Everyday Life in Uwe Timm’s In My Brother’s Shadow and Bobbie Ann... Gary L. Baker Loss and the Durability of Everyday Life in Uwe Timm’s In My Brother’s Shadow and Bobbie Ann Mason’s In Country The first- person narrator of Uwe Timm’s In My Brother’s Shado a wnd Samantha Hughes, the main character in Bobbie Ann Mason’s In Coun , enco try unter life- changing peripeteias long before they reach adulthood. They both focus on young men whom they never knew through direct experience. These men are fallen sol- diers and at the age of 19 their deaths are not only violent, but premature and tragic. Upon reaching a resolve to know more about their own lives Timm’s narrator and Samantha Hughes explore the lives of these figures who would have otherwise played a significant role in their lives. The protagonists of these novels investi- gate Karl- Heinz Timm and Dwayne Hughes through time from the panoptic view of the present. Uwe Timm examines the familial memories and the relics of his significantly older brother killed on the eastern front in October of 1943. Mason depicts an adolescent, born in October 1966 now almost majority age who never knew her father because he was killed in Vietnam one month before her http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Loss and the Durability of Everyday Life in Uwe Timm’s In My Brother’s Shadow and Bobbie Ann Mason’s In Country

The Comparatist , Volume 40 – Nov 11, 2016

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Gary L. Baker Loss and the Durability of Everyday Life in Uwe Timm’s In My Brother’s Shadow and Bobbie Ann Mason’s In Country The first- person narrator of Uwe Timm’s In My Brother’s Shado a wnd Samantha Hughes, the main character in Bobbie Ann Mason’s In Coun , enco try unter life- changing peripeteias long before they reach adulthood. They both focus on young men whom they never knew through direct experience. These men are fallen sol- diers and at the age of 19 their deaths are not only violent, but premature and tragic. Upon reaching a resolve to know more about their own lives Timm’s narrator and Samantha Hughes explore the lives of these figures who would have otherwise played a significant role in their lives. The protagonists of these novels investi- gate Karl- Heinz Timm and Dwayne Hughes through time from the panoptic view of the present. Uwe Timm examines the familial memories and the relics of his significantly older brother killed on the eastern front in October of 1943. Mason depicts an adolescent, born in October 1966 now almost majority age who never knew her father because he was killed in Vietnam one month before her

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The ComparatistUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Nov 11, 2016

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