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Winnie And Wolf Winnie And Wolf Is The Story Of The Extraordinary Relationship Between Winifred Wagner And Adolf Hitler That Took Place During The Years 1925 40, As Seen Through The Eyes Of The Secretary At The Wagner House In Bayreuth.Winifred, An English Girl, Brought Up In An Orphanage In East Grinstead, Married At The Age Of Eighteen To The Son Of Germany S Most Controversial Genius, Is A Passionate Germanophile, A Wagnerian Dreamer, A Teutonic Patriot.In The Debacle Of The Post Versailles World, The Wagner Family Hope For The Coming, Not Of A Warrior, A Fearless Siegfried, But Of A Parsifal, A Mystic Idealist, A Redeemer Figure In 1925, They Meet Their Parsifal A Wild Eyed Viennese Opera Fanatic In A Trilby Hat, A Mac And A Badly Fitting Suit Hitler Has Already Made A Name For Himself In Some Sections Of German Society Through Rabble Rousing And Street Corner Speeches It Is Winifred, Though, Who Believes She Can Really See His Poetry Almost At Once They Drop Formalities And Call One Another Du Rather Than Sie She Is Winnie And He Is Wolf.Like Winnie, Hitler Was An Outsider Like Her, He Was Haunted By The Impossibility Of Reconciling The Pursuit Of Love And The Pursuit Of Power The Ultimate Inevitability, If You Pursued Power, Of Destruction Both Had Known The Humiliations Of Poverty Both Felt Angry And Excluded By Society Both Found Each Other In An Unusual Kinship That Expressed Itself Through A Love Of Opera.In A.N Wilson S Most Bold And Ambitious Novel Yet, The World Of The Weimar Republic And Nazi Germany Is Brilliantly Recreated, And Forms The Backdrop To This Incredible Bond, Which Ultimately Reveals The Remarkable Capacity Of Human Beings To Deceive Themselves. I thought there were lots of strange little flaws in this book the frame story, for instance, I found fairly unconvincing, didn t think it worked very well, and in fact thought it was entirely unnecessary I think I also missed references to Wagner s personal history and musical career, which form a backdrop to the story as it progresses Although the author strains to portray the familial, gentle and complex character of Adolf Hitler, I think despite some fantastic early portrayals he ulti I thought there were lots of strange little flaws in this book the frame story, for instance, I found fairly unconvincing, didn t think it worked very well, and in fact thought it was entirely unnecessary I think I also missed references to Wagner s personal history and musical career, which form a backdrop to the story as it progresses Although the author strains to portray the familial, gentle and complex character of Adolf Hitler, I think despite some fantastic early portrayals he ultimately degenerates into the larger than myth clich so familiar to us.Where the a Objectively, this probably deserveslike 1 2 stars But I am rounding it up this time, because the elements of this book that were good were so satisfying that they outweigh the not so good Winnie Wolf is an ambitious attempt to show both how the German composer Richard Wagner s work was co opted by the Nazis and how Wagner s da To enjoy this book it is essential to be fluent in the works of Richard Wagner A.N Wilson titles each of the sections of the book after one of Wagner s music dramas The person story of the narrator, the Wagner family and the rise of Nazism in 1930s German are underscored by the themes of the music drama in the I found this meticulously researched novel engrossing It tells the story of the relationship between Winifred Wagner, wife of Richard Wagner s son, and Adolf Hitler, but it s also the story of the relationship between Nazism and the German people It brought home to me something I knew intellectually but failed to grasp emotionally how absolutely desperate the economic meltdown was in Germany between the first and second wars, and how the seeds of Nazi ideology took root and flourished in this I found this meticulously researched novel engrossing It tells the story of the relationship between Winifred Wagner, wife of Richard Wagner s son, and Adolf Hitler, but it s also the story of the relationship between Nazism

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