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Published on Sur in February , it was reprinted in the collection El Aleph It is the fictional last testament of Otto Dietrich zur Linde, the one-legged commandant of a Nazi concentration camp. After being tried and convicted of crimes against humanity , Zur Linde reflects on his own sins and those of Nazi Germany while he awaits the firing squad. Raised Lutheran , zur Linde loses his faith in Christianity after reading the writings of Schopenhauer , Nietzsche and Oswald Spengler.

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To ask other readers questions about Deutsches Requiem , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Deutsches Requiem. The principal argument behind this story is that from a historical perspective there are many defeats that can be seen as victories. The man confessing this tale is arguing that though Nazi Germany was defeated in WWII, that defeat would ultimately be a victory because the destruction wrought by Nazis and the war would eventually give rise to a new order.

He is about to be executed as a concentration camp torturer and he is absolutely unrepentant because he believes that in the end his cause wil The principal argument behind this story is that from a historical perspective there are many defeats that can be seen as victories.

He is about to be executed as a concentration camp torturer and he is absolutely unrepentant because he believes that in the end his cause will still win. In an indirect way this reminds me of September The perpetrators of the attack brought down the twin towers and died in the act.

The US reacted then by starting two wars rather quickly, and, in short order, declaring them both victories. On the surface, in the moment, the perpetrators and the philosophies guiding them were quickly defeated. But where are we now 19 years later? Still spending million dollars a day fighting wars. The difference, however, is that we are destroying ourselves stupidly, not realizing that we are doing so.

Who then is the victor? Aug 17, Jose Sanz rated it it was amazing. Mi carne puede tener miedo; yo, no. Mar 04, Eliana Leal rated it it was amazing. Jan 22, Mabi rated it it was amazing. Oh my.. Jorge Luis Borges es tan inteligente. El punto de vista que Borges le pone al personaje es muy creativo. Me encantan las comparaciones que hace con Hitler, el rey David, etc. M Oh my.. Me quito el sombrero, Borges.

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Readers also enjoyed. Short Stories. About Jorge Luis Borges. Jorge Luis Borges. In , his family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain. On his return to Argentina in , Borges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals.

He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. Borges was fluent in several languages. He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it. Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties. In , he came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers' Prize Prix Formentor.

His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in Coetzee said of Borges: "He, more than anyone, renovated the language of fiction and thus opened the way to a remarkable generation of Spanish American novelists. Books by Jorge Luis Borges. Related Articles. Diverse voices and sparkling debuts dominate today's contemporary short story collections.

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