|Tidings (1950) [Novel]|
by Ernst Wiechert
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Baron Amadeus von Liljecrona returns from a concentration camp to his estate in postwar Germany. He finds the family mansion occupied by American troops and his two brothers living in a shepherd's hut. Amadeus himself is a refugee from emotion. As a result of his experiences in the camp, the Baron is unable to relate himself once more to life and to living men. He is no longer a part of the intimate union which the three brothers once formed.
Ernst Wiechert develops a shattering novel out of the story of Amadeus's rebirth as a man. Set in the forest and fen country of the Baltic region that is almost more Slavic than German, the book echoes the great Russian novels in its concern with man's pilgrimage on earth and his spiritual hunger. Liken them, it is peopled by rich and complex characters and charged with violent feelings and actions. Like them, too, it is essentially religious, concerned with translating the original Christian message for an age that is resolutely un-Christian and totalitarian.
Original title: Missa sine nomine
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ 20th Century