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Gehen, ging, gegangen: Roman af Erpenbeck…
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Gehen, ging, gegangen: Roman (original 2015; udgave 2015)

af Erpenbeck Jenny (Forfatter)

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"Richard has spent his life as a university professor, immersed in the world of books and ideas. But now he is retired, his library remains packed up in boxes and he steps into the streets of his city, Berlin. Here, on Alexanderplatz, he discovers a new community--a group of African asylum seekers on hunger strike. Hesitantly, getting to know the new arrivals, Richard finds his life changing, as he begins to question his own sense of belonging in a city that once divided its citizens into them and us. At once a passionate contribution to the debate on race, privilege and nationality and a beautifully written examination of an ageing man's quest to find meaning in his life, Go, Went, Gone showcases one of the great contemporary European writers at the height of her powers"--Dust jacket.… (mere)
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Titel:Gehen, ging, gegangen: Roman
Forfattere:Erpenbeck Jenny (Forfatter)
Info:Knaur Taschenbuch Verlag (2015), Edition: 01, 351 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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Absolutely phenomenal. Beautiful style that matches the story and the characters very well. ( )
  SeanStevens | Jul 10, 2021 |
A thoughtful treatment of the refugee crisis in Germany. Starting with the most basic questions (e.g., where are you from, what do you eat), Erpenbeck methodically de-otherizes the African refugees Richard befriends while criticizing the absurd institutional and cultural hurdles that hinder asylum. While Richard is kind, he is no white savior; his self-conscious thoughts and uncensored learning process hold a mirror to the ignorance and moral complacency of rich countries. ( )
  jiyoungh | May 3, 2021 |
“The things you’ve experienced become baggage you can’t get rid of.”
“People with the freedom to choose get to decide which stories to hold on to”
Page 67

“Where can a person go when he doesn’t know where to go?”
Pps. 226-67



Written in 2015, the story of Go Went Gone is a contemporary story of African refugees in Germany. Richard, the protagonist, is a professor emeritus of philology. So, he is an expert on languages and has a keen understanding of literature. His wife has died, and his unrecognized loneliness during his retirement is conveyed to the reader by his actions. He lives a typical and routine lifestyle marked by the commonplace and banal until he becomes curious about a group of African refugees who have been camping in Oranienplatz, a square in Berlin.
He recognizes that the Africans are different from himself in many ways, and he accidentally begins to discover how they may have traits similar to his own. At first, he acts in his career-oriented research mode, and he decides to interview them and record their stories. He recognizes his ignorance about Africa, African countries, and of course, African people. Through the details and themes of the refugees' stories, recognizes the refugees as human beings. He acknowledges their powerlessness and then the powerlessness in himself until he truly embarks on some transition. It seems that he has had a change of heart—growing from academic curiosity to friend and activist. However, his inner thoughts and emotions are never explicitly discussed in the novel. Richard realizes that he does have the power to do some things to help these refugees' plight. Richard can relate to some of the refugees' barriers since he had been an East German and now part of the “West,” a different culture from his upbringing.


Richard is highly educated. He continually attempts to apply his knowledge of the classics to his study of the refugees. His deep knowledge of civilizations almost works against him since he knows he wants to do something and doesn’t know what or how. Finally, a German teacher, a young Ethiopian, invites him to teach German to some more advanced African refugees. Teaching verb conjugations such as go, went gone, gives the reader a partial clue to the title significance since through this rudimentary teaching, Richard learns how to be helpful. Eventually, Richard provides some practical assistance to some of the African men through his language lessons. He transitions from mindless interviewing the men to actually communicating and befriending them in his own detached manner. He invites Osarobo, who has traveled to Germany from Niger via Libya, to his house to learn piano. He arranges for Ali from Chad to work as home health care aid for a friend’s mother.
Eventually, he brings Rufu to a psychiatrist and a dentist and buys land in Ghana for Karon’s family. At the end of the book, Richard asks the government to declare his house a shelter for some of the men who are not granted asylum. So, his involvement changes from indifferent curiosity to immersive involvement. Some

Some of the themes and questions developed by Erpenbeck in this novel include:
What does it mean to be a stranger? Is Richard’s unfamiliarity with the united Berlin akin to the cultural differences between the African refugees and the Germans?
Are the provisions of the Dublin II designed to keep refugees out?
What is ordinary life? How culturally dependent is the definition of ordinary? Loneliness
What does it mean to feel foreign?
Comfort/Routine—how far out of one’s comfort zone is acceptable?
What is friendship? Are emotional attachments required for friendship?
Transitions—from marriage to widowhood, work to retirement, East Berlin to Berlin and Africa to Europe
IMMIGRATION ( )
  LindaLoretz | Mar 15, 2021 |
Jenny Erpenbeck heeft het mij, Westerlinge, gemakkelijk gemaakt om de verhalen en de situatie van vluchtelingen in Berlijn tot me te nemen door een Duitser (Richard) met tijd de personale verteller te maken van dit boek*. Door zijn gedachten, handelen en gesprekken kom je zelf ook in gedachten in dit reële deel van onze maatschappij. Eerst weet Richard ook niets, maar omdat hij met de Afrikanen die via Libië en Italië in Berlijn zijn gekomen in gesprek raakt en hun juridische status en mogelijkheden opzoekt in naslagwerken krijgt hij, en ik dus ook, geleidelijk aan inzicht in en gevoel voor wat er nu eigenlijk aan de hand is; welke verhalen er achter de vele gezichten van de individuen in de vluchtelingenstroom zijn verborgen.
Omdat hij de mannen neemt voor wie ze zijn, met hun achtergrond, krijgt hij vertrouwen en hun vriendschap. Hij is moedig, onvermoeibaar en ziet de dingen die hij voor hen kan doen.
Ondertussen leven zijn Duitse vrienden hun leven van alledag. Dat lijkt een schril contrast te worden, maar aan het einde blijkt dat Richard toch genoeg over Rashid, Apollo, Osaworo, Karon en de anderen heeft overgedragen dat hun opstelling zelfs meewerkend is geworden.
Dit helder geschreven boek is fijn om te lezen, schrijnend soms, maar ik kon ook genieten van de medemenselijkheid van de personages. Ik heb wat geleerd en ook hier weer gezien dat iedereen zijn eigen mogelijkheden, moeilijkheden en geschiedenis heeft.

* Twee keer worden er een paar bladzijdes door de ogen van hen die gevlucht zijn verteld.
Het verhaal loopt van het einde van de zomer tot in de lente van het jaar daarop. Als een Afrikaan zijn verhaal vertelt is er natuurlijk een flashback. ( )
  EMS_24 | Mar 5, 2021 |
Why would a retired professor of Classicism get involved in helping African refugees stranded in Berlin? I am not sure he knows the answer, but the main character did and learns a lot about himself, his society, his field of expertise, and people in general. A thoughtful and careful book about making assumptions, helping others, and recognizing everyone’s story as important. Read it! ( )
  WiebkeK | Jan 21, 2021 |
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And an instant later, just as forcefully, Richard is seized by the hope that this young man's innocence might transport him once more to the Germany of before, to the land already lost forever by the time he was born. Deutschland is beautiful. How beautiful it would be if it were true. Beautiful is hardly the word for it.
In the pause that now ensues, Richard considers what to say as a resident of a country that has seventy thousand vacant apprentice positions with no one to fill them, a country that suffers from a shortage of trained workers but is nonetheless unwilling to accept these dark-skinned refugees; these people can't just fly over Italy, Greece, or Turkey like birds in springtime without setting foot on the wrong soil—they can't be accepted as applicants for asylum, much less taken in, educated, and given work.
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"Richard has spent his life as a university professor, immersed in the world of books and ideas. But now he is retired, his library remains packed up in boxes and he steps into the streets of his city, Berlin. Here, on Alexanderplatz, he discovers a new community--a group of African asylum seekers on hunger strike. Hesitantly, getting to know the new arrivals, Richard finds his life changing, as he begins to question his own sense of belonging in a city that once divided its citizens into them and us. At once a passionate contribution to the debate on race, privilege and nationality and a beautifully written examination of an ageing man's quest to find meaning in his life, Go, Went, Gone showcases one of the great contemporary European writers at the height of her powers"--Dust jacket.

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