The novella was published in The book tells the impossible friendship between the narrator Hans Schwarz, son of a Jewish doctor, and Konradin von Hohenfels, a young aristocrat, during the rise of the Nazi regime in in Stuttgart. Hans and Konradin manage to become friends despite their differences. Hans invites his friend several times to his house and is surprised that Konradin does not do the same. Finally, Konradin invites Hans to his home, but each time without the presence of his parents. Hans, annoyed, asks for an explanation.
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Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — L'amico ritrovato by Fred Uhlman. L'amico ritrovato by Fred Uhlman ,. Arthur Koestler Introduzione di. Mariagiulia Castagnone translator. An alternate cover edition can be found here. Due ragazzi sedicenni frequentano la stessa scuola esclusiva. Tra loro nasce un'amicizia del cuore, un'intesa perfetta e magica.
Questo accade in Germania, nel Racconto di straordinaria finezza e suggest An alternate cover edition can be found here. Ovunque lo stesso entusiasmo della critica. Senza esitazione. Get A Copy. Paperback , Universale Economica , 92 pages. Published January by Feltrinelli first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about L'amico ritrovato , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of L'amico ritrovato. I read this book yesterday while I was in the hospital, during my prep-wait before surgery under a blow-up blanket with toasty warm air.. A timeless powerful - remembering back story- between two 16 year old boys - one Jewish - the other Christian I read this book yesterday while I was in the hospital, during my prep-wait before surgery under a blow-up blanket with toasty warm air..
There is something permanently life shaping about a one-on-one special teenage friendship. Hans is Jewish. His father was a doctor- and his grandfather a Rabbi. Konradin was welcomed into Hans home Then after reading this exquisite story myself - breathless, speechless, and watering eyes - at the end I never heard of the author Fred Uhlman until Laysee.
Fred Ulman wrote this in It contains autobiographical elements. He left Germany in - as a young anti-Nazi lawyer - settling in Britain and established a career as a painter, and poet. He died in Overflowing Richness!!! View all 41 comments. In , Hans Schwarz, son of a Stuttgart doctor and descendant of a long line of rabbis met a life changing friend. Twenty-five years later, Hans described his friendship with Count Konradin von Hohenfels, Konradin, a new student at Karl Alexander Gymnasium in Stuttgart had a "self-assured bearing" and an aristocratic air.
Hans and Konradin were both quiet by nature and were not friended by the other students. Hans wondered how to engage Konradin. The opportunity arose when Hans brought some of his coin collection to school. While Konradin was welcomed at Hans's house and frequented it several times weekly, invites to Konradin's house were only extended when his parents were away. A framed photo of Hitler was displayed on a bedroom dresser. As Germany barrelled toward war, the friendship of two sixteen year old boys was doomed.
Konradin's mother felt " Jews didn't exist for her people, they were lower than the serfs Hans's father said, "I am an assimilant I want to be identified with Germany". In "Reunion" by Fred Uhlman, Hans remembers his special friendship with Konradin from twenty-five years ago. The historical fiction novella, although a mere one hundred page, one sitting read definitely packs a punch.
The ending left me tearful and breathless. This tome is a must read! View all 5 comments. Highly recommended. At any age. I was enchanted by Uhlman's writing, his descriptions of landscapes and feelings.
I felt sucked into the story and I saw the events in front of my eyes, as real. I think the last sentence is one of the most powerful of meaning in the books I read this year. Sono rimasta incantata dal modo di scrivere di Uhlman, dalle sue descrizioni dei paesaggi e dei sentimenti.
Mi sono sentita risucchiata dalla storia ed ho come visto gli avvenimenti davanti agli occhi, reali. View 1 comment. Reunion is just about the perfect novella. Looking back thirty years, the narrator, Hans Schwarz, son of a Jewish doctor, recalls how at age sixteen he had sought the friendship of Konradin Graf von Hohenfels, a distinguished young count from an illustrious and powerful Reunion is just about the perfect novella. Looking back thirty years, the narrator, Hans Schwarz, son of a Jewish doctor, recalls how at age sixteen he had sought the friendship of Konradin Graf von Hohenfels, a distinguished young count from an illustrious and powerful German family.
These words take on greater poignancy when considered in light of the devastating changes that are to follow. Ulhman deliberately kept the political complexities in the background. This novella is more than just a Bildungsroman. It is a sterling testament of brotherly affection, love, courage, and integrity.
Nowhere in this novella is this more powerfully expressed than in the closing sentence. It left me on the verge of tears. I sat quietly for a long while and pondered why this story is titled Reunion. And then I finally understood. Read Reunion. View all 19 comments. I spent ages hesitating about how to rate this book.
The story is very simple and straightforward, but it reaches the reader amidst a web of complex feelings. For a short novel, the twists and turns are also very surprising, at least for me — but perhaps I have way too much faith in human nature. I gave it four stars, although, really, this is a five-star novella in all its glory. My four stars are only a testament to how much I I spent ages hesitating about how to rate this book.
My four stars are only a testament to how much I wanted more. In short, this is too short. But if you have to read something this year, in all years, please, read this.