Anul Zero. 1945, o istorie

Anul Zero o istorie A pleca de la zero nseamn a lua totul de la cap t Dar oare po i s iei totul de la cap t dup un r zboi care a schimonosit planeta Po i s ceri doar dreptate nu i r zbunare Po i s ier i Po i s ie i teaf

  • Title: Anul Zero. 1945, o istorie
  • Author: Ian Buruma Anca Bărbulescu
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • A pleca de la zero nseamn a lua totul de la cap t Dar oare po i s iei totul de la cap t dup un r zboi care a schimonosit planeta Po i s ceri doar dreptate, nu i r zbunare Po i s ier i Po i s ie i teaf r din cel mai negru co mar Sunt c teva dintre ntreb rile pe care i le pune Ian Buruma ntr o carte fundamental pentru n elegerea a ceea ce s a nt mplat cu aA pleca de la zero nseamn a lua totul de la cap t Dar oare po i s iei totul de la cap t dup un r zboi care a schimonosit planeta Po i s ceri doar dreptate, nu i r zbunare Po i s ier i Po i s ie i teaf r din cel mai negru co mar Sunt c teva dintre ntreb rile pe care i le pune Ian Buruma ntr o carte fundamental pentru n elegerea a ceea ce s a nt mplat cu adev rat dup ncheierea celui de al Doilea R zboi Mondial.Pornind de la experien a prin care a trecut tat l s u, Ian Buruma scrie despre c teva dintre lucrurile care au marcat anul 1945 reinser ia supravie uitorilor, violen a anarhic sau sistematizat , r zbunarea s lbatic , fanatismul, concesiile, ced rile i complicit ile f r de care nu se putea pune problema revirimentului.1945 a fost un an tulbure i ns ngerat Iar s ngele cere s nge , dup cum spune Macbeth A fost anul n care unii vinova i pentru oroarea r zboiului au pl tit, iar al ii au sc pat A fost anul n care s au descoperit ororile din lag rele de exterminare naziste A fost anul n care tor ionarii au cump rat de pe pia a neagr certificate de supravie uitori ai lag relor A fost anul n care, ntor i acas mai mult mor i dec t vii, unora dintre supravie uitori li s a spus i la noi a fost r u Ne au furat bicicleta.1945 sau Anul Zero a fost i punctul de plecare al ideii i construc iei europene, animate de idealurile generoase, de i utopice, ale p cii eterne i unit ii cre tine i chiar dac , a a cum scrie undeva Monica Lovinescu, n r u, specia uman ne va surprinde mereu , 1945 a fost anul n care lumea s a redeprins cu un adev r esen ial c temperatura natural a existen ei noastre e temperatura libert ii.

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    1. The book is trying to cover an enormous ground of post-WW2 chaos around the globe. It does a decent job overall, but the monumental nature of the task is certainly beyond the scope of a 400-page treatise. And there lie Year Zero's strength and shortcoming: the book is concise but superficial. I liked the descriptions of Japan and the Eastern theater of WW2. Buruma draws some parallels comparing West to East in regards to the war atrocities and the aftermath, which I found illuminating. However, [...]

    2. The year 1945 was year zero for me personally since I was born that year. I have generally assumed that it was a happy year since it included both the end of World War II and my birth. This book helped me learn that the year 1945 was filled with a complex mix of exultation, hunger, revenge and hope. One kind of killing may have ended when the war ended, but not all killing stopped. Unfortunately, misery of all sorts was widespread throughout the world. Camps for displaced people were numerous an [...]

    3. In his recent review of this book Charles Simic observed, "Perhaps the reason we never learn from history is that we are incapable of picturing the reality of war and its aftermath, for fear that if we did, we would stop believing both in God and in our fellow human beings." This is not hyperbole. It's something closer to a recognition of a cognitive limitation. We simply cannot process the horror of history, even when it's as well documented and as relatively recent as 1945 – in the living me [...]

    4. General William Sherman said "War is hell" but he forgot to add that it only gets worse immediately after peace is declared. This book delves into the year of the end of WWIIEurope is in ruins, Japan is in ruins, and there are millions of people who have no home or country to which to return. And then, of course, there is the revenge, especially in Germany, that only adds to the horrible statistics of the dead. The victorious Allies now have the problem of deciding what to do with countries that [...]

    5. History - that one passion/hoby I have had, besides literature. I couldn't be more happy with Buruma's portrayal of 1945, the research behind shows in every page, the ammount of names/places/details mentioned is astounding and the writing is superb. It takes grit to get through it (370 big pages in small print is torture), and even if you do, 80% of the information will eventually fall out of your memory, because if you don't refresh it enough, you lose it. However, what you're left with is the [...]

    6. I was disappointed. I feel that I learned much more about what the period was like in Europe from Hans Magnus Enzensberger’s article 'Europe in Ruins’ in Granta of Summer 1990. (mentioned by Javier Cercas in Anatomy of a Moment). It’s essential to understand that this is a personal view of the war’s end, greatly influenced by Baruma’s family background (his father was a university student in the Netherlands at the start of the WWII, and was sent to work in Berlin in terrible conditions [...]

    7. When World War II came to an end, much of the world lay in a shambles. Global population had been decimated by millions murdered, slaughtered, uprooted, and displaced throughout Europe, North Africa, and Asia; structure and infrastructure alike were destroyed; economies ruined, crops razed and the very farmland itself churned up beneath the poisonous treads of blood and gunpowder. Anarchy reigned throughout the territories previously controlled by Axis and colonial powers. Where to begin reestab [...]

    8. This is the way to Learn History There are innumerable nonfiction books about World War II, but how many concentrate solely on the immediate consequences following the Nazi and Japanese surrender in 1945? Not only is this highly acclaimed authoritative history fascinating, it also flows as easily as a fictional storybook that is hard to put down. In the prologue, the author introduces his Dutch father’s involvement in the war, but that merely suffices as an introduction for what is to come. A [...]

    9. I have never really thought about what happened after World War II, but Ian Baruma did in this novel. Life was miserable for millions of people after the war ended. Millions had no food, shelter or clothing and millions were forcibly moved from their homelands to somewhere else. I never thought about the fact that property was looted and plundered by their neighbors after Jews were removed to concentration camps, or that Jews were not welcome after the war ended. Ian Baruma states that hatred fo [...]

    10. Ditching this after 70 pages. There is something glib and superficial about the writing which, given the topic, is somewhat disconcerting. The material is not unfamiliar, and so "I get the picture". Not to be compared with Tony Judt or even with John Dower.

    11. The subject of the immediate post-World War II period has been popular in history books in recent years, including William I. Hitchcock's The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe, Tony Judt's Postwar and Tony Judt's The Politics of Retribution in Europe. These are all excellent, well-documented histories.Even if you've read all those books, I would still recommend Ian Buruma's Year Zero. This is a particularly readable and compelling treatment of 1945, the year when [...]

    12. I wasn’t old enough in 1945 to be aware of the momentous events of that year. However, the superficial history I learned at school starting two years later ignored most of them, and much of the history I’ve read later in life focused only on a few of the highlights, and in a largely piecemeal fashion at that: the surrender of Germany and Japan, the opening of Germany’s concentration camps, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the founding of the United Nations, the origins of the Cold Wa [...]

    13. If you’ve a strong stomach, and are prepared to re-evaluate the behavior of the Allies and the actions of the victims of the Germans and the Japanese during the last days of the Second World War and through the Year Zero [1945] then you might find a great deal to recommend itself in Mr. Buruma’s book. This is not the first of such books to focus on the reconsideration of the end of the war and the aftermath of this. Others would be The Savage Continent, After the Reich, Orderly and Humane, a [...]

    14. The book delivers what it advertises in excellent prose that reads like a page turner despite being non-fiction; focusing on Western Europe (Germany, France, UK, Holland) and East Asia (Philippines, China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia) and only a little on Central/East Europe (Poland and the Czechoslovak deportation of millions of Germans, the concentration camps and the fate of the relatively few returning Jews), the book doesn't bring that much new but it offers a succinct perspective of the imm [...]

    15. The cover photo of the statue overlooking the destroyed remains of Dresden is very powerful. The photo of the starved POWs in Malaya is startling. That alone provides a powerful message about the deprivations of WWII.I learned some interesting tidbits along the way.Those are the only positive things I can say about Year Zero. I felt like I spent a winter in Cleveland reading this book. At roughly 340 pages it isn't all that big but it was a challenge to get through.Buruma created a dreary, dense [...]

    16. -Repaso a lo que sucedió inmediatamente después de la guerra.-Género. Historia.Lo que nos cuenta. El libro Año cero (publicación original: Year Zero. A History of 1945, 2013) es un acercamiento a lo sucedido tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial cuando diferentes sociedades tuvieron que enfrentar retos como el hambre, el deseo (y la ejecución) de revancha, la reconstrucción física y mental de ciudades y personas, el cumplimiento de la ley, la búsqueda de consensos o la de no repetir los mismos [...]

    17. A riveting account of the year World War II ended--or didn't, if you lived in Greece or China or several other parts of the world. I knew something about 1945 in Japan, from John W. Dower's wonderful Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II. But I didn't know much about how that year was experienced elsewhere. Buruma's coverage is global and thematic, with chapters entitled "Exultation," "Hunger," "Revenge," and so on. And he has obviously thought long and hard about some of the topic [...]

    18. Two things are really exceptional about this book: 1) it covers a lot of ground in a highly readable way; and 2) it includes extensive end notes that point readers to where they can find more detailed information on any given event of 1945. Some of the tone was jarring, however. I was disturbed by the first chapter, "Exultation," because it treated "fraternizing" in almost a light-hearted way, painting the sexual relationships between starving European women and Allied soldiers as a far more equ [...]

    19. 1945 like 1789 or 1914 are years that immediately bring pictures to the mind. The world was never the same after these years. Year zero is an appropriate title for this book because the slate was nearly wiped clean for large sections of the globe that year. At the end of the war many wanted to return to the way things were before but that was impossible now. Many had dreams of building Utopias out of the rubble. People were shell shocked and some wanted to settle scores most tried to put the pie [...]

    20. Year Zero is about the end of WWII in 1945. I read this because of a great review in WSJ. Early on and throughout my read I felt this was too much like a text for an advanced college class in recent world history. As I slogged forward reading I thought, “Is this going to be on the test?” and “Do I have to know the names of all these people?” If you are well read broadly about WWII (not just about what was taking place and who was doing what in US, Russia, Germany, Japan) from the role of [...]

    21. God what a freaking mess it was, all over the world, in 1945. You think in your head about the end of World War II, of VE and VJ days, and you picture those glorious celebrations and liberation parades, the evil axis vanquished, the hell of the death camps halted, peace and, soon, prosperity breaking out everywhere. But as Ian Buruma makes clear in Year Zero, for tens of millions of people in countries both victorious and defeated, not so much. Hunger and homelessness, mass rape and executions, [...]

    22. Spicuiri din recenzia finala care se gaseste pe blogul meuÎn momentul în care factorul politică și ideile de remodelare și reconstrucție a societății și a lumii în general au intrat în vizorul lui Buruma, atunci m-a prins și pe mine cartea. Și m-a prins atât de bine încât am devorat-o în mai puțin de 24 de ore.Da, pentru ultimele 200 de pagini recomand studiul lui Buruma care reușește să surprindă destul de bine în foarte puține pagini momentul politic critic care a înse [...]

    23. Buruma does a good job describing what a mess Asia and Europe were in after WWII. The Allied powers can be blamed for many things - their hypocritical treatment of developing nations and also not bringing the real war criminals (the industrialists) to justice. Yet it's amazing that parts of Asia and western Europe were able to rebuild so quickly after such calamity.

    24. Interesant, o perspectivă nouă despre anul 0 după încercările de reclădire ale Europei și Asiei după cel de-al Doilea Război Mondial. Pe alocuri un pic plictisitor dar pe de altă parte multe părți interesante.

    25. Europe and Asia’s World War II Postscript This book was reviewed as part of 's Vine program which included a free advance copy of the book.As the world sighed in relief following the end of history’s most devastating conflict, Europe and Asia still faced a grim spectacle the need to sift through the emotional and physical devastation and start living again. Ian Buruma’s YEAR ZERO: A HISTORY OF 1945 offers an engaging glimpse into the oft-forgotten pain of recovery, retribution and reformat [...]

    26. "Year Zero: A History of 1945" is a book that I should have enjoyed more than I did. The author, a Dutch scholar with a deep knowledge of East Asian culture and history, sets out to do something very ambitious; namely, he aims to provide a very concise yet very broad overview of the state of the world in 1945, a so-called "Year Zero" in which it seemed like a new, better world could be constructed out of the devastation of the Second World War.What makes Buruma's book interesting, at least for a [...]

    27. My family was stationed in Germany in the 50s, not long after WW2 ended. I had no inkling then of how Germany had emerged from the ash and rubble of war to build "the Economic Miracle," but have since read several books on the rise (and fall) of various combatant nations. Buruma, in this great narrative which progresses through the various stages of relief, revenge and rebuilding (structures, morals, political and economic systems); shows how the underlying culture of nations before the war shap [...]

    28. Ian Buruma has written an excellent companion to Max Hastings' two most recent books on WWII, Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 and Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945. Year Zero (2013) was inspired by Buruma's desire to explore what the end of the war was like for his father who was a displaced person sent to work in Germany during the war in a factory after Holland was occupied by the Nazis. He also previously wrote a book on the wartime guilt of Japan and Germany in The Wages of Gui [...]

    29. I heard Buruma talk engagingly at the Sydney Writers Festival this year and bought the hardback.It is important to see that Buruma is covering the world stage, this book is not just about the devastation in Europe. Some reviewers have missed this point. That said, in a book of manageable size, he does emphasise China, Japan, Russia and European countries. There will be many opinions on how well he has achieved an appropriate balance.The general thesis of the book is important and I would hope is [...]

    30. In this book Buruma tries to answer the question: "What did actually happen direct after the war?".Inspired by his own father's life story, Buruma dives into 1945 (and the years preceding and following it, when necessary) to look at the events at a world scale. Buruma luckily does not try to be complete, but tells his story of general events with well-chosen examples. His book is in three parts, 'The Liberation Complex', 'Clearing the Rubble' and 'Never Again', and focuses on topics as celebrati [...]

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