Der Trafikant

Der Trafikant

Österreich 1937: Der 17-jährige Franz Huchel verlässt sein Heimatdorf, um in Wien als Lehrling in einer Trafik einem Tabak-und Zeitungsgeschäft sein Glück zu suchen. Dort begegnet er eines Tages dem Stammkunden Sigmund Freud und ist sofort fasziniert von dessen Ausstrahlung. Im Laufe der Zeit entwickelt sich eine un- gewöhnliche Freundschaft zwischen den beiden unterschiedlichen Männern.

Als sich Franz kurz darauf Hals über Kopf in die Varietétänzerin Anezka verliebt und in eine tiefe Verunsicherung stürzt, sucht er bei Professor Freud Rat. Dabei stellt sich jedoch schnell heraus, dass dem weltbekannten Psychoanalytiker das weibliche Geschlecht ein mindestens ebenso großes Rätsel ist wie Franz. Ohnmächtig fühlen sich beide auch angesichts der sich dramatisch zuspitzenden politisch-gesellschaftlichen Verhältnisse. Und schon bald werden sie und Anezka jäh vom Strudel der Ereignisse auseinandergerissen.

Title:Der Trafikant
Edition Language:German
ISBN:9783036956459
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    Der Trafikant Reviews

  • Diane S ?

    4.5. To take a terrible and horrifying time in history, the Nazi invasion of Austria, and be able to render a story infused with tenderness and beauty, takes a great deal of talent. A young man, Franz...

  • Cheri

    !! NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK !!”One Sunday, in the late summer of 1937, an unusually violent thunderstorm swept over the mountains of the Salzkammergut. Until then, Franz Huschel’s life had tric...

  • Steve

    Salzkammergut, AustriaWhen a deliberately - nay, a joyously - unlikely narrative device event obliges the seventeen year old mama's boy Franz to leave the backward idyll of Salzkammergut - Austria's l...

  • Rebecca

    I’m very glad that I tried again with Seethaler (I couldn’t grasp the appeal of A Whole Life), because The Tobacconist is one of the few best novels I’ve read this year, and very much a book for...

  • Karen

    Come away with me...To the Attersee To Vienna in 1938: the NSDAP force Jews to scrub the pavements clean of political slogans. The ones they don't approve of, presumably. Come away with me, young ...

  • Gemma

    Quirky and charming. At times this is almost Kafkaesque in its surreal atmosphere. This is a miniaturist view of world war two largely narrated through the eyes of Franz. At seventeen Franz leaves his...

  • Sarah

    More of a 2.5After all the glowing reviews here on Goodreads this was a real let down.I didn’t know what to expect going in to this, but it’s a pretty standard WWII story, set in Austria. It’s f...

  • Sally Green

    Wonderful. Perfect to read in these times of political upheaval. Franz is a teenage boy trying to find his way in a turbulent world (Austria in 1938) and he finds love and loss but also his creativity...

  • Richard Newton

    I seem to be in the minority in terms of an opinion on this book. So don't necessarily take my word for it! Overall: not bad, but nothing special. Unlike many other reviewers, I did not think this was...

  • Vanessa

    This book went from what could have been a four star read to a two star in the end. I don't know, maybe I'm just tired, but all the lovely writing in the world can't bring me round to a predominantly ...